Canon 5d Mark II. I moved her kitchen set into the dining room where there was more light for me while she played.
One of the things I struggle against as I try to take pictures of my family every single day, is how everything can begin to seem to look the same. I look around some days and see my kids watching TV or playing a video game or staring at their iPods and I’m just not inspired at all to take a picture.
iPhone 4 with shady outdoor light and nature journals.
One of the best ways to break up the sameness of the days is to engage your kids in an activity. Activities work really well for getting good shots of your kids for three main reasons:
1. You get to choose the light
2. You get to set things up in a picture pleasing way
3. They get to have fun
Some things I have done in the past to move my kids away from the video games are:
An outdoor art lesson or nature journaling, a tea party, Play Doh, Legos, or cooking.
There are so many fun things you can do and you can do exactly what your kid enjoys. It’s the perfect opportunity to get pictures of your kids doing something fun.
Homework: choose an activity, set it up in good light and see what happens.
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