Take Great Family Snaps: No 3 of 10 tips to improve your photos

Up close and personal

Including too much in the picture is a common fault with many holiday and family snaps. If you want to have really personal shots of your child, you should try getting in really close. A tightly framed head shot makes you concentrate on the eyes of your subject and gives a real feeling of intimacy. It also cuts out a lot of the distracting background from your photo. The closer you get to a subject, the less depth of field you have, which will throw the background out of focus – again making the face the main area of attention.

Move in close and I think that you will be pleased at how striking the results will be.

Rocco

Rocco

Marli

Marli

 

This is the third in a series of ten tips on how to take better photographs of your children. The rest will be posted in the next few weeks. Please email me (ken@kensharp.com) if you have any questions about portrait photography or submit one of your own photos for inclusion in Ken’s Tips On Your Pics.

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