How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | 20 Day Photography Bootcamp For Moms (or Dads) | Day 3
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 3 | Leading Lines
How can you make a photo more interesting? Yesterday we kept things really simple by photographing our kids in front of a wall. Today we’re going to get a bit more creative and try looking for leading lines. Leading lines are any lines, big or small, in an image that help draw the eye to the subject (often adding depth as well). In other words, lines that lead us to our subject. Take a look at the photo above used for my ‘Control Your Camera’ mini guide. The drive way, in this case, is the ‘line’ that draws the eye to that cute little human of mine. :p Leading lines can come from the foreground, side or background like the photo above. The lines can be very distinct or more subtle. In fact, you’ve probably used this technique before, and just didn’t realize it!
Look for lines in your home, and try photographing your kid(s) using leading lines.
Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
-Let your kid play on the stairs (if safe) and shoot from different angles.
-Shoot down a hallway.
-Get down low and let the floor boards lead to your child.
-Pose your kid on one side of the couch, and shoot down it from the other end.
-When your child sits at the table, shoot low from the other end and let the table act as a line that leads to your subject.
I’ve got a few for you today! I used both the couch and the step down into our living room as my leading lines in the photos below.
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!
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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! 🙂