The Dalles Family Photography
Do you have a child wandering around who is constantly moving? These moments in time can be exhausting for you as a parent, but it is when the child is learning about life. Your child is experimenting with everything. These new found things in life create some of the best expressions that you want to remember forever. The best way to capture some of these family photography moments of your child can be done at home. Maybe you don’t have the best camera or you only have your cell phone. These steps can help you take better photos straight from whatever device you have.
The more light you have shinning down on your little one, the better the picture will be. Make sure you open up your curtains. Move your body around to where you aren’t blocking the natural light that is coming in. Make sure that the light is streaming down on your child’s face.
Focus on the Eyes
If you are using a phone, tap on the screen where your child’s eye is. If you have a DSLR camera, make sure you change the focus point to manual. This will allow you to move the focal point around to your child’s eye. If your child is facing out, choose the closest eye that you can see to focus on.
Put your child farther away from the background and then you move farther away from you child. This will create a smaller depth of field and allow for a more creative image.
Change your Perspective
You don’t always have to take a picture of your child from a standing position. Grab a chair or a bench and get above your child. Lay down on the ground. Enjoy looking at your child from a different perspective than you normally would.
Frame Right or Left
You don’t always have to place your child in the middle of the picture. To add a more creative feel, place your child to the right third or left third of your framing. This will give your picture a better composition that will draw everyone’s eyes.
For more tips on taking your own child’s portraits, visit Gold Hat Photography’s post Tips on Photographing Children. To see more images that I have taken, visit my personal blog thepowell.com. Follow along on my 100 Days of Elijah photography project.