Starting today I will be posting new content every Friday! I don’t know what I was thinking when I though to do this, but now the challenge is on to get you great new content every week! These post will be full of tips, trick, images, and so much more!
So let’s get this party started!
I get lots of request from moms to teach them to use their new camera. Some would think that I’m taking business away from myself when I decide to help them. Truth is I love to share what I know & it makes me happy when they get an amazing shot off of a tip I gave them!
So here are my top tips!
1. Learn Your Camera
I know that manual seems like its written in a foreign language, but if you google terms like “how to use my camera” & “cameras for dummies” then you will get a simplistic breakdown of that manual. (you’re not a dummy!). Once you learn to take your camera off of automatic, you will see photography in a whole new way! If you would rather the camera do all of the heavy work, that’s also ok. Just have fun and read the rest of my tips below!
I’ve said this before, but I can’t stress it enough! You need light! No, that does not mean flash or lighting equipment, but beautiful daylight that is completely free! Make sure the sun is behind the person you’re photographing that way they won’t have to squint and it won’t blow out your whole image!
3. Point Of View
Try a different point of view rather than the normal in your face photo. Wait until they’re doing something like playing, or reading etc. and try a shot of what they are doing.
Shooting from above makes no sense when photographing a toddler or any age child. Get down & shoot on their level. Don’t make them come up to yours. Get down on your knees or lay on your belly & see what the world looks like from there.
Google’s Picasa (FREE!) is a free program. You can download it & use to organize and edit your photos, and even make slide shows to upload on YouTube or photo collages. There are quick and easy buttons to add a glow, transform the colour or bump up the saturation to make your colours more vibrant. Picasa is an excellent place to start if you want to experiment with editing your photos.
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