Photographing people and things is always an amazing and adorable activity. But when it comes to babies, it is the cutest thing that you can capture amongst everything possible under the sky. However, most people are just not satisfied with any kind of the photographs they’ve clicked, especially when it is their beautiful and gentle newborn in question. While you capture adults and pets by altering their positions to suit your desires, the same is not the case with babies. It is you who has to alter yourself to capture the best moments and poses of your little one. And in the act of capturing some of the best memories, you end up getting snaps only to be deleted later on simply because your baby moved past its position or changed its expressions. But not anymore though. You can click some of the most adorable and delicate moments of your baby by utilizing a few photography ideas to extract the best from your baby. So, here’s presenting you some ideas for photographing babies. Follow them and click some of the best pictures of your little one.
Ideas For Photographing Babies
Take Multiple Shots
If you are frustrated and cannot click a perfect shot of your baby, remember, you are not the only one who feels the same. Professional photographers, too, take several photos of their models only to get two or three great ones. Thus, be relieved and stop your frustration. All you need to do is play with your baby and take numerous snaps from different positions using different perspectives. This way, you can keep the best ones you like and delete the others. Use the zooming option in your camera to get close and shoot at eye level. Also, carry your camera with you whenever you are outdoors with your baby. Be it a grocery store, park, or daycare, take the camera along for you never know when your baby is in the right mood and gives one of its best poses.
Choose The Right Time
Focusing on your baby at an incorrect time of the day will not do the trick. The ideal and perfect time is right after sunrise and just before sunset. The harsh sunlight of the day can create shadows on your baby’s face or make its eyes squint. However, if you find your baby to be in the right mood for clicking snaps, find a shady spot to avoid such uncomfortable conditions.
Keep It Simple
It’s not the vibrant and elegant background that you are trying to capture in your camera, but your delicate baby. To achieve great baby photos, keep the background simple. The simpler the background, the better the photo will be. Choose a solid-colored backdrop to prevent you from distracting away from your focus - your baby! But if you do want to play with objects in the backdrop setting, zoom in to highlight the baby while keeping the props back in their place.
Catch The Action
Asking your baby to sit in a particular position to capture the snap can be a challenging task for you, especially if your baby is extremely bouncy and playful. Even then, using the right techniques, you can click the great shots that your baby seldom gives. Depending on the camera you are using, the period from the moment you click the shutter to when the camera actually takes the picture can vary. This period is called “shutter lag”. It is this shutter lag that can give you a different shot from what you actually wanted to shoot. To reduce and prevent this lag, you should press the shutter down lightly, about halfway. This will lock the focus on the subject so targeted. Next, hold the button down and slowly press it. This way, you can click photos faster since you are already focused.
It’s not just you and your spouse who love holding and playing with your baby. Friends and family members, too, take equal joy and interest in this act. So, do not miss any opportunity in capturing some memorable moments by photographing your baby, whilst it is enjoying with other people, such as pulling its grandmum’s spectacles, playing with its grandfather's golden beard, or leisurely sitting on your friend’s lap.
With these ideas on photographing babies, you can share the lovely moments of your bundle of joy with your friends and family. Let them know what a great photographer you are, at least for your baby!