Take Great Family Snaps: No 5 of 10 tips to improve your photos

Get down with the kids.

When photographing smaller children you will get much better results if you get down to their level. Always looking down on them means that the pics often appear to be from an adult’s viewpoint, so therefore don’t have the feeling of intimacy that you will get from taking the photographs at their eye level.
At my sessions with toddlers I spend much of the time sitting on the floor. Not only does it give your pics a child’s eye view but you will find that they will be more involved with you if you are willing to join them in their world.
The different perspective you get from a lower viewpoint also gives you the chance to see things ‘differently’ and will help you create more interesting photos.

Samantha

Samantha

Ewan

Ewan

Cara

Cara

Sophia

Sophia

London School

London School

 

This is the fifth 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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1 comment so far

  1. As someone currently getting into family and child portraits I am finding your tips very useful. Thanks.

    By Leigh at 7:51 pm on Jul 18, 2015

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