We all take a few extra shots during the holidays, so here’s a little thing you can do that will have a big impact on all your images…change your perspective. Instead of shooting everything from your own view (towering over your kids like Godzilla over Japan), get down to their level. So, drop it down low and shake that booty on the flo! Capturing your children while standing over them can distort the image, making their heads appear disproportionately large in relation to their bodies. This will also give you a different background to enjoy instead of your carpet or the grass outside.
Also, if you’re going to try and put your child in front of something interesting, like the Christmas tree, a bush or a wood fence, don’t put them right in front of it. Get them about 10 yards or more from the background and zoom or move close enough to fill the frame with your subject. This will help throw what’s behind them out of focus so the sharp details of the background aren’t distracting in your photo.
As the next few days roll by, I’ll try to get a few example’s of this posted.