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7 ways to help take better photos of your kids #photographytips

These are a few tips to help you take better pictures of your kids.  You can obviously use these with any other subject you are trying to take photos of as well. But for right now, if you are like me the kids are my main subject at the moment. You don’t need a fancy camera to be able to do these easy steps to better your pictures…that’s what so great about it!  Try it…Post on your blog and link back here…we would love to see them!7 ways to take better photos of your kids

Get down on their level.  Hold your camera at the subjects eye level to capture the power of magnetic gazes and mesmerizing smiles. For kids and pets, that means getting down on their level to take the picture. They don’t have to look directly into the camera, the eye level angle by itself will create a personal and inviting feeling.
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get down on their levelMove in Close. To create impactful images, move in close and fill your picture with the subject. Move a few steps closer or use the zoom until the subject fills the viewfinder. You will eliminate background distractions and show off the details of your subject. For small objects, use the camera’s marco or ‘flower’ mode to get sharp close-up pictures.
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move in closeUse a plain background. Before taking a picture, check the background behind your subject. Look out for trees and poles sprouting out of your subject’s head. A cluttered background will be distracting while a plain background will emphasize your subject.
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plain backgroundMove it from the middle. Bring your picture to life simply by placing your subject off-center. Imagine a tic-tac-toe grid in your viewfinder. Now place your subject at one of the intersections of lines. Since most camera’s focus on whatever in the middle, remember to lock the focus on your subject before re-framing your shot.move it from the middleWatch the light. Great light makes great pictures. Study the effects of light in your pictures. For the people pictures chose the soft lighting of cloudy days. Avoid overhead sunlight that casts harsh shadows across faces. For scenic pictures, use the long shadows and color of early and late daylight.  But just look at how the light is even on the overall picture.watch the lightUse Natural light  – don’t use those on board flashes :: turn them off and go find a window with gorgeous light coming in.  This was taken during the day with the curtains open and her on the floor near our slider.  The light is perfect coming in there.  The slider is on the right side. Just look at the catchlights in her eyes.natural lightShoot from above – Have the kids lay down and look up at you. I am really loving this pose with several kids all squished together.  Makes for a fun loving photo because it really gets them to smile.
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Jaime

the artist :: jaime is a mama of two sweet littles. she lives life day by day and is passionate about natural living and organic products. she loves to snuggle, blog and take photos. she has an eye for design and loves to sip on wine. sunflowers cheer her up. she also loves to travel and learn. Find more of Jaime on her blog, twitter, pinterest, instagram and Google+.

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