3 quick and easy photography tips for taking better photos of your kids!
Ok, so continuing on with my "photography tips and tricks" - I want to start with how to frame a great picture of your kiddo! So I tried to pick the three most important things that make my photos into something awesome!
Photography Tip #1: My first favorite way of shooting my daughter is to fill the frame with her face.
What's the point of the background?! If you want a picture of your kiddo, then TAKE A FULL FRAME PICTURE OF YOUR KIDDO! What better keepsake than to have an entire photo filled with your son or daughter's beautiful smile!? Or their expressive eyes?!
Full-frame shots are captivating!
Take a look at the below images - there's a difference between these two (yes, I'm using my dogs' mugs as examples). Can you see it?
Photography Tip #2: Rule of Thirds!
Now what about this thing you always hear about...."rule of thirds"?
I love taking photos that are not completely centered. Not only am I filling the frame height-wise, but I'm offsetting the shot, so that the subject is more interesting, and I'm putting the focus on a specific feature or action.
Take the below image. I've divided the image up into thirds. I want the viewer to focus on the action of this little girl breaking apart a cattail in the wind. So I framed the shot so that the action was within the left "third" of the frame.
Photography Tip #3: Add the drama!
Now that you have FILLED THE FRAME and used the RULE OF THIRDS, let's add some DRAMA!
Maybe that means a child is peering back from the slide. Or maybe a child is sitting on the swing. Or maybe the child is peeking from behind. Either way, try to capture that moment using the first two rules: fill the frame and use the rule of thirds!
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