Calling all moms (and dads)!

Alright moms and dads! I am writing the blog post just for YOU!

Many of you have asked about taking better pictures of your kids with your own camera. Although I DO recommend a DSLR so you can obtain a faster shutter speed (can explain why later if interested), you can make it work with a small point-and-shoot.

A point-and-shoot camera is something like this:

 I started out my business with something like this and most homes have one of these cameras.

Here are a few tips if you are shooting with a point-and-shoot or a DSLR on Auto and want to get better pictures of your kids:

1. You almost have to hit the shutter button before you want to take the picture, unless you have a DSLR. What you can do is hold the shutter button halfway down and it will focus for you and then click it when you want to. It will cut down the shutter time to more than half. You have to anticipate their smile. I have to do this ALL THE TIME with Ella (my daughter) on my phone.

2. If you are outside, shoot in the shade, you wont have to worry where the sun is.

3. If you are outside and there is no shade at all, position yourself so the sun is behind the subject. You will be shooting into the sun and that is ok. Your flash will most likely go off, which is fine! NOTE: When you look on the back of your camera before taking the picture, make sure the subject isn't washed out from the sun, that means that it is reflecting too much on your lens. Trick: When you see that it is reflecting too much on your lens, you can hold your hand up and block the sun while taking the picture.

I hope this blog post helps you all out just a little bit! :-)

I also offer one-on-one mentoring sessions if you would like to be taught hands-on anything photography! Contact me.