Get in Close

April 26, 2010

Here’s the seventh in our 10-part series of articles from Sabra Krock, on how to best capture images of your child.

Don’t be afraid to scoot in as close as you can when photographing your child, especially down on the ground at eye-level. Many amateur shots are taken so far back that you lose the best details: your child’s eye lashes, toes, the light in his or her eyes. Mix it up and come in close on some shots. You will love having an archive of all those little details later on.

Getting down on the ground to take photos will also change your perspective and help you see your child’s world from their vantage.  You will have a better chance of getting your child to look straight into the camera and the surroundings you capture will reflect their universe.

Here are couple of Max, close up and on his level.  I love making eye contact with my subjects. It’s a cliché, I know, but the eyes are truly the windows to the soul.

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I also vary my perspective and take wider-angle environmental shots where possible. But moms always love close-ups where they can really see the detail of their child’s face!

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This is the seventh installment in a weekly series of posts by Manhattan photographer Sabra Krock on how to take better photographs of your child. Come back next Monday for Tip #8: Click, Click Click.

If you didn’t get a chance to read the previous posts by Sabra just click here:

Tip #1: Turn Your Flash Off and Use Natural Light

Tip #2: Get to Know Your Camera

Tip #3: Get Candid

Tip #4: Don’t Forget Yourself

Tip #5: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Tip #6: Hire a Pro

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