How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | 20 Day Photography Bootcamp For Moms (or Dads) | Day 16
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 16 | Shoot Oudoors | Open Shade / Overcast
Ok! So we’re on to the ‘shooting outdoors’ portion of this bootcamp! Today, and the next two posts will cover 3 different outdoor lighting scenarios. Today we’ll talk about shooting in open shade, or on an overcast day. This is probably the easiest lighting to work with! By shooting in a large, evenly shaded area, the light is fairly even and you can shoot away with little to worry about! This makes it easier to focus on posing, composition and catching that great shot of your busy kid(s)! A cloudy day is really a great time to take advantage of an outside shoot in the afternoon! You can shoot in any direction and have pretty consistent images. If the sun is bright, look for open shade for nice even light! The shaded side of a building works great! Shade from trees can work great too, but watch for hot spots! Hot spots are blotches of light (coming through the trees in this case) that when hitting your subject, can be very distracting.
Take some photos of your kid(s) either on an overcast day, or in a shaded area, and share your favorite shot!
These first images were taken on our front porch which was fully shaded as the sun was at the back of the house. Notice how shooting in the shade doesn’t mean dark pictures. In fact they’ve got tons of light!
These next ones were taken on an overcast day. (I’m REALLY looking forward to green grass and trees!)
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! 🙂