Most mommies love to photograph their kids. They become memories for ever and keep their childhood alive for years to come. However, most mommy photographers, technically called as Momtographers, do not know the basics of photography, and therefore, depend on their luck for capturing a good photograph. If you are one of those ladies who didn’t realize the significance of a camera before you become a mother, here are some handy tips that are sure to help you capture better photographs of your child.
- Kids, especially the younger ones
are not going to pose for you. The best way to photograph them is to
keep them busy. Let them hold their favorite book, play with their
teddy, or simply eat a piece of chocolate. When they are busy, they
will be stable, thereby making it easier to photograph them.
Moreover, chances of movement will be reduced thereby, giving you
- You are not a pro, so you wouldn’t know how your flash works and what results will it give you. Therefore, avoid using flash as much as possible. Instead prefer using a natural light. Make your child stand near a window or a door or probably take him out to your nearby park in the afternoon or early morning and photograph him.
- Most mommies photograph child from a higher angle probably while standing. Such photos don’t look great. To capture flattering pictures of your child, get down to their eye level or make them stand at a height so that they reach your eye level. Photographs taken from your subject’s eye levels actually help on creating a bond with the viewer.
- Stop screaming at your child to stand still and pose for you; he won’t. Let them be what they are. Instead of asking them to pose for you, shoot candid. This way you will be able to capture their innocence and childhood. Shooting candid might give you some of the funniest and cutest pictures of your child.
- Shoot, shoot, and shoot. There should be no end to it. Utilize every opportunity to capture your child’s photograph. Even if you think you have captured the best picture, don’t hesitate to shoot more. Even the pros do that. Kids tend to move around all the time and chances of blurriness are therefore, high. You cannot make them stable, so try to capture as many photos as you can so that at least some of them turn out to be good.