How to photograph your own child? This little guide could give you few tips:
Set yourself yourself a topic, activity like a “walk in the woods” or “morning in our house”, “bedtime hour”. It can be something you do every day or something very special like a visit in theme park or trip in completely new place. You will not have to say “cheese” to your Little One to get great, natural shots, just observe situation and document it the way you see it. Let things happen. The more your child sees
day or something very special like a visit in theme park or trip in completely new place. You will not have to say “cheese” to your Little One to get great, natural shots, just observe situation and document it the way you see it. Let things happen. The more your child sees you with your camera, the more he/she will be used to and not feeling awkward. Take your camera with you – and I don’t mean your camera inside your mobile phone!
The other advice is take your time to composite your images, change point of view – don’t be afraid to get to your child’s level. Look out for that right moment rather then going trigger happy. You will start looking at certain things like light or colour differently.
I do love highly polished portraits, but I equally adore reportage style photography. In those – You can see more character, feel the situation, and as cliché it might sound- really capture the moment. Personally -most important – over the years those images will bring back to me emotions I was feeling at this particular time!
“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.” Ansel Adams
If you are not keen on your photography skills, why not hire a professional to document a part of your life. Those type of shoots are called “lifestyle photo sessions”. Please let me know if you would like to hire me to document a bit of your family life. I would love to tell your story. firstname.lastname@example.org (I work as a photographer in Portsmouth, Fareham, Chichester, Waterlooville area.)
I also offer 1:1 DSLR training – without the technical jargon, just simple explanation how to take better photographs. It is not the camera that is taking the photograph, it is the photographer.