You don’t have to be a professional to create swoon-worthy images. You just need to know a few things about your digital camera or iPhone to enhance your photography. By the end of this blog, you will be a mama makin’ dream worthy photos.
1. Ordinary moments deserve to be documented too.
Don’t think the small, everyday moments don’t make a picture-worthy moment, because they do. Quietly check in on your kids coloring a picture or playing together and snap a few candid images. Eventually they may figure that they are being photographed and may give you some extra-cute faces in the process. Your task for the week: To seek out these moments and start photographing them!
2. Evaluate your lighting situation.
You can enhance an image with lighting alone. When you are photographing your children, try standing at an angle where there is natural light coming in through a window or glass door. The more natural light you have, the creamier the skin tones and balance of the overall image. Natural light is your best friend when photographing!
3. Work the angles.
Most of the time people are shooting at face level. Change it up and try shooting while laying on the floor and angling the camera up towards your kids. Stand above them and photograph them with the camera facing toward the top of their head. Get creative. There aren’t really any bad angles when photographing your kids… except maybe up their nose.
Get your hands on my FREE guide: 4 Creative Angles to Photograph Your Kids here.
4. Go the distance or don’t.
Shoot far away from them as you stand in the hallway and aim your camera toward them while they are reading a book on a bed. Get in close to them and photograph the details like their shoes, or their hands playing with a toy, or their eye lashes. The options are limitless.
5. Get creative & look for new opportunities.
The reason photography is considered an art is because of the amount of CREATIVITY that it requires. While you don’t have to be a professional, I encourage you to think outside the box and find new situations to photograph.
I hope this helped you get an idea of how you can step up your photo game with your kiddos. It doesn’t take a professional to get those gorgeous, candid shots.