Our goal is to help you treasure your family through photography. While we want to be the ones capturing your most precious memories, we know that we can't be with you every day. So, we are starting a new series of monthly photo tips to help you take better photos when we are not around. Here is the first installment! Make sure you never miss a Tip by signing up for our Monthly E-Newsletter here.
Our first tip is for grandparents and parents, or anyone who likes to photograph little people:
Get down on the ground with them!
If you are photographing children, crouch down or sit down so you can be eye level with them before you click the shutter. Here's why:
- They will be more engaged
- Body proportions will be more accurate
- You will fill more of the frame
This is a really simple tip to apply. Your choice of camera or lens doesn't matter. All you need to do is:
- Squat, crouch, or bend your knees until you are eye level with your favorite little person
- Bad knees? Try sitting on a couch or stool to get to the right height.
- Wait for that perfect giggle, and snap away!
Bonus: this also applies if you are photographing your pet!