How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | 20 Day Photography Bootcamp For Moms (or Dads) | Day 1
What is it?
Welcome to RKP’s ’20 Day Photography Bootcamp for Moms’! What this is, is a 20 day blog series dedicated to teaching and challenging parents to take better photos of their kids! You will learn some basic lighting skills, natural posing for various ages, some ideas for lifestyle photos, as well as some other basic photography tips that will help bring your pictures up a notch! The best part? ANYONE can participate! Even if all you have is a cellphone! (Some lighting lessons will be tricky with a cell phone since you can’t adjust settings.) Each day I will share a tip or lesson with a photo challenge. You can then share your results in the Facebook group ‘RKPs 20 Day Photography Bootcamp for Moms (or Dads)’, on instagram with the hashtag #rkpbootcamp, or keep them to yourselfs! You can follow along day by day or take it at your own pace. You can skip days as well. There’s no rules, it’s your life. Haha.
*Note: I won’t be covering editing but theres lots of free options out there if you want to play around with that on your own. 🙂 If you really want to go all out, I’m a big fan of Lightroom!
If you DO have a DSLR (aka “fancy”) camera, I highly recommend checking out my mini guide, Control Your Camera!
In case you missed it…
Day 1 | Finding Light Indoors
Ok, hi guys thanks for joining! Today we’re going to focus on finding awesome light inside your home. One word: WINDOWS! Seriously, this is all you need for a decent photo! So here’s what you’re going to do: I want you to mentally locate and analyze each window in your home. Which is the biggest? What direction is the light coming through? Notice where the light is falling on the floor. Is there direct sunlight coming through? Or the sun somewhere else allowing a softer light to shine through?
The best rooms to shoot in will be the ones with the largest windows, with non-direct sunlight shining through. It’s AMAZING what a difference nice light will make! Of course, you won’t always have perfect light depending on what or where your shooting but it’s important to know that if you have a choice, always choose large, soft natural light sources, aka windows!
*Shut off the lights! The colors in your photos will look much nicer.
*Play around with directions. If your window is behind your subject, you will get an entirely different look, then if the window is facing your subject, or to the side. All can look great! Play around and see what look you like best!
*Shoot close up. If your best light is in a space where the background isn’t very nice, come in close and avoid having too many distractions in the image.
Get one great shot of your kid(s) next to or near a window in your home! And if your willing, share that image! Good luck!
This is Charlie! To get him to stay near the window I had him looking for birdies. There’s nothing fancy going on here, just a clean background and nice light. He brings the cuteness with his messy hair, intrigued pout, and pointer finger. 🙂
On That Note…
If you’re interested in booking a family session, click HERE!
Who is Robin K Photography?
I’m Robin, a wife and mom who specializes in wedding photography in the Barrhead and Edmonton area.
As a mom, I have a soft spot for photos of children and decided to do a blog series to help other moms take better photos of their own kids.
I hope you enjoy this blog series!
Are you engaged?
If you’re recently engaged and looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you! My style is fun, natural, and bright as you can see in my portfolio HERE. Get in CONTACT for more information! 🙂