How to make a photo session yourself at home?
HOW STEP BY STEP TO PREPARE AND PERFORM A CHILD’S PHOTO SESSION?
Already at the very beginning, be prepared for the fact that unless your child is sleeping – a photo session will not be an easy task! A few-year-old certainly won’t sit still for too long. Here he turns around, falls over there crying, then hides under the table and with a grumpy face orders the end of the photos. Therefore, be patient and have a smile on your face!
TIME CANNOT BE LIMITED
Make sure you have enough free time, let it be a day off – you can’t rush and stress. Turn off the phone, Internet and anything else that can distract your attention.
A CORRECT ACTION PLAN
If you don’t have a vision, you don’t know where to start – check the web. On the Internet you will find countless ideas and inspiration for a children’s session. It will help you collect your thoughts.
First of all, the baby must be well rested and fed. There is then a greater probability that the photos will pose with an unforced smile. A rested child has a lot of energy, so photos will not be boring.
The best photos are those taken in natural daylight. The illuminated toddler’s face will shine in the photo. If you do not have professional lamps and a sufficiently bright lens (which depends on the possibility of opening the aperture responsible for the amount of light coming in), avoid taking photos on a cloudy day or evening.
A good idea is to “hire” an additional person to help – someone who your child knows well will be perfect in this role. When he / she makes your toddler laugh and try to get your child interested in something, you’ll have enough time to take good shots.
The best choice will be a solid background. It can be a wall or a hanging sheet. Make sure there is no clutter or other unnecessary objects within the frame coverage.
CREATION OF A SMALL MODEL
Do not wear dappled clothing. Stripes, dots and other patterns unnecessarily distract attention from our model. It’s best if you put on a child’s clothing of a subdued color. The same principle applies to any adults posing together with a toddler.
TAMING WITH CAMERA
Show a few years old how the camera works, how photos are taken. Let him do some shots himself. If a toddler gets used to unknown equipment, he or she will not feel uncomfortable and will be more likely to get acquainted with the lens.
When taking photos of your child, it’s a good idea to use the continuous shooting option. The toddler is constantly on the move, which makes it hard to catch a good moment. Thanks to this function you will get several versions of the same photo and the only problem will be choosing the best one.
Try to take pictures at the height of the child’s eyes or ultimately in advance. Shooting from below often leads to distorted proportions in the photo. Also, try not to cut your arms, legs or the top of your head. Such shots rarely look good after development.
Your toddler’s smile is definitely charming, but don’t make him smile all the time, because he will no longer be natural and reliable. The child has a wide range of emotions that are worth photographing.
Shooting is not so difficult, though? If you want to create a wonderful souvenir from your childhood for your child – get to work! And remember, the more photos you take, the more you read about it, the better your photos will be and the priceless souvenir.