Say cheese! OK, even if your baby's more drooly than smiley, taking pictures of your baby is one of the classic rites of parenthood. But how can you make sure you're snapping photos so those lifetime memories aren't fuzzy ones? Here are six simple photography tips that can make all the difference when taking those baby pictures from photography expert Nick Keltz.
Zoom in. People want a good look at what your baby looks like. So get in close and give them what they want! Fill the frame with your baby's face. The biggest mistake that amateurs make is not getting close enough.
Flashes off. Try shooting without a flash, and take advantage of any natural light. Pictures taken with a flash can lack any mood or drama, and they often have an amateurish snapshot look.
Find a ray of light. Prop your baby near a window or doorway and have a 20-minute photo session. Of course, this works best during your baby's happy time (in other words, after feeding or nap time).
You don't need fancy-schmancy equipment to do get good pictures. The pocket-size Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
is a great camera. You may have been led to believe that megapixels determine the camera's picture quality, but this isn't true: It's the sensor size that matters most.
Keep snapping! The great thing about digital cameras is that you can delete. So catch your baby in action And don't try to over-direct either: Babies often have ideas of their own, so just go with the flow (But remember kids: Safety first!).
Can the "cheese." So what if your baby's not looking directly in the camera and smiling with every koochie-koo: serious, tranquil moments are cherished too. Babies are expressive little creatures, so a funny face, a sidelong glance, a wayward tongue, even a sneeze can capture a beautiful moment.report abuse