One of the most frustrating thing for parents when they get a new camera or better camera is – they are hoping they can capture better pictures of their children. Well, the most expensive and elaborate camera is not going to do that, it’s you learning how to use it. SO here are some tis and getting at least some better images of those little tinker tots!
1. Photograph at their level. Get down close. Show the world from their perspective.
2. Shoot a lot. If you’re using a digital camera, there’s no waste, so why not? Even the most mundane activities can be give you great memories.A great benefit of shooting a lot? They’ll get used to you and the camera and ignore you after awhile.
3. Talk to your subject, engage them in conversation. It will help them forget about the camera. Or don’t. With kids sometimes you have to play it by ear.
4. Don’t get in their faces the whole time. Not every picture has to show their faces. Try one that shows perhaps how little they are compared to dad’s leg or maybe dad’s hand. These can be closeups.
and most important of all:
5. Be flexible. Some of the best pictures of kids are not posed. Keep your camera handy all the time. Point-and-shoot cameras are great for that because they’re compact and easy to keep close by.
Another great idea is to learn composition better, this is the other half of learning how to photograph better.
Hope you’ll sign up for the composition class soon! It will forever change the way you look and see – everything!