With Christmas soon upon us, we all want great photos of out children at this time if year. Capturing those smiles & little looks of awe as they open their presents or tucking into Christmas dinner & ending up wearing more of it that they've eaten. Whether you are using a sophisticated dSLR or a phone, there are many simple tricks that you can use to take better pictures of your children.
My No 1 tip would be get down to their level.
I see so many parents taking photos from parents eye view.
Get down on your hands & knees, or even lie on the ground. You will create much more engaging images.
When you're at your own level, your children have to look up which gives an un natural angle. Whereas when you're on their level they don't have to strain their neck. On their level they are more likely to interact with you - notice in the image on the left the little girl is bust with her toys, where as on the right she is showing me what she is playing with & engaging with the camera.
For more examples of how to take children's photos go to http://www.alteredimages.uk.com/kids-portraits
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