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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~10 Tips Anyone Can Use To Take Better Pictures of Your Children
Think you have to have a fancy DSLR camera to take great pictures of your children? Think again. With these 10 tips, anyone, even your average mom with a point-and-shoot camera, can take great pictures of their kids.
2) Snap, snap, snap! The great thing about digital cameras is that you don’t have to worry about wasting film. Simply click away and delete the pictures that don’t work. With children, you’ll end up taking ten pictures before you get one good one. Along that same line, if your camera has a continuous shooting mode, try that. Some of the best pictures I’ve snapped of my girls have been in the middle of the continuous shooting mode.
4) Be quick, be ready, and anticipate movement. Children move, and they move quick. If your child is walking toward you, back up and anticipate the fact that by the time you snap the picture, your child will already be a few (or more than a few) steps closer to you. If your child is running, aim your camera just slightly in front of your child. By the time you snap the picture, your child will be in the frame. You could also try continuous shooting mode for anticipating movement too. If your pictures look blurry due to too much movement, try changing your camera to action mode.
6) Turn off your flash. Flashes create a very un-natural, harsh light. When ever possible, take pictures in a place bright enough to avoid using your flash.
8) Watch the lighting. Contrary to popular belief, bright, sunny days are not the best for outdoor photos. Too much sun can cast harsh shadows in your picture. Cloudy days will give you more even lighting for photos. If you must take pictures on a sunny day, you just might want to turn your flash on! Believe it or not, your flash can help fill in those dark shadows caused by the sun. Just be careful not to overexpose your photo by using your flash.
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