How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | 20 Day Photography Bootcamp For Moms (or Dads) | Day 8
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 8 | Angles | Reflection
Playing with reflections can be really fun especially because most kids love mirrors! If you’re outdoors and spot puddles, definitely get out your camera as well! Today we’ll focus on mirrors though, or any other reflective surfaces you have in your home. If you stand behind your kid(s) while they face a mirror, you can focus on their reflection. By including both your child and your child’s reflection in the frame, it will be more clear that a mirror is involved. If you decide to only photograph their reflection, make sure you can see the frame of the mirror to show the viewer a mirror is involved.
Share a creative photo of your child’s reflection! 😀
I usually shoot in our beautifully lit living room, but this time we went to Charlie’s room because he loves checking himself out in his mirror! Since the light wasn’t great and the colors of his room reflected badly, I made these black and white. But his expression says it all! He is his own best friend, and he thinks he looks pretty cool in hats! Haha (The bottom left one makes me laugh!)
On That Note…
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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! 🙂