How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | 20 Day Photography Bootcamp For Moms (or Dads) | Day 9
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 9 | Capturing Emotion
Now this is what it’s all about! Capturing emotion! No one expresses genuine emotion quite like children do! These are the shots that will make you FEEL something when you look back at them. Today we’re going to try and avoid the famous “CHEESE” face and capture our kids experiencing real emotions. This might mean we get sneaky with the camera. It might mean we photograph them crying, sulking, or glaring. You might be able to get them laughing! A laughing photo is SO much better then the cheese face!
Capture TRUE emotion! This can be candid, or you can make them laugh. Or you can quickly grab your camera when they’re having a tantrum! Haha
So here’s happy Charlie, after popping out from behind the couch…
And here’s sad Charlie! Haha. This was actually from Day 2’s photoshoot but I think this shot is pretty funny :p It’s not ALL smiles when I take out the camera!
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! 🙂