Parents love to photograph their child because it’s one of the best ways to remember special moments in their child’s development. Memories such as their child walking to the bus on their first day of school, the first recitation, kindergarten graduation of the first football team, can all be saved forever.
Sometimes though, it is hard to really capture the moment as you see it, and that is where good photographic skills come into play. That is where our photographic tips come in, have a read and see if they can help you get some great photos of your kids.
Tip 1 – Focus on your child’s eyes
Their eyes are the door to your soul and connect the image viewer. Half-press the shutter to lock the focus and press the shutter slowly to prevent camera shake. But it takes practice and practice makes perfect.
Tip 2 – Get up close
Telephoto or zoom lens is the obvious way to do to get closer to your child. You can also move your feet. This can eliminate other distractions and background turmoil, and this ensures that you to take great photos of your kid.
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Tip 3 – Natural light
Always see the best light in your picture. Soft shadows are always desirable. Avoid harsh sun light, if you’re going to take photographs outdoors. Taking outdoor photos creates amazing views that will always be memorable to your kids when they grow up.
Tip 4 – Pay extra attention to your background.
Sometimes the background can damage the pictures, so take extra attention. If you want to take great photos of your kids you have to ensure that the background is good enough to capture amazing photos.
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Tip 5 – Be invisible at times
Sometimes the best photos happen when no-one in front of the lens realises a camera is out. This can be done by using your zoom lens or just being quiet, sooner or later they will have forgotten that you are shooting.
Tip 6 – Capture different expressions
A smile on a child is a beautiful thing, but sometimes other expressions can be just as good. If you can capture an inquisitive child deep in thought or wonderment at what they are looking at, that will create a very special photo indeed.
Taking great photos of children can be difficult, there is even a saying in show business about never working with children or animals. The problems usually arise in a professional setting because of how unpredictable they can be. But when you’re taking photos of your own children, that unpredictability can be a valuable tool rather than a liability.
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