As many of you know, my wife and I have gone through an amazing journey of tears and joy this past year. One of the results of it all is our precious new son, Luke. He is a gift from God in every sense of the expression.
My wife and I had the honor of having a wonderful newborn photographer photograph our new son shortly after he was released from the NICU and the results are AMAZING! I still have not settled on my favorites, maybe you can help – which one(s) do you like the most?
On May 15th Aday.org asks you and people all around the world to pick up your cameras and picture what is close to you. In this unique photographic event, we will work together to create a unique documentation of daily life.
Professionals, amateurs, school children, farmers, social media fans, astronauts and office workers. Cell phone camera, Hasselblad, home made or borrowed. Aday.org is looking for the perspectives of everyone who enjoys photography. The goal is to inspire perspectives on humankind – today and tomorrow.
All images will be displayed online for you and everyone to explore. Some of them will be selected for a book, others will be displayed in digital exhibitions. Every single one will be saved for future research and inspiration.
Let a part of your life inspire generations to come. Share your perspective! Read more about the project and sign up at www.aday.org.
I often get asked by friends, and sometimes from ‘virtual’ friends on flickr or here on my blog, for advice on capturing amazing photos of their kids. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I have learned a thing or two over the years, and I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned! The following tips are a few things that I often tell friends who are looking to improve the photos they take of their kids. I’d love to hear from you, do any of these ring true for you? Do you disagree with any of these? Do you have a tip or two to add to this list? If so, please share it with us and we’ll all improve together!
Okay, let’s get to the tips!
Catch Your Kids Being Themselves:
The best way to avoid the tired old portraits you’ve always taken is to think about your shot and what makes your kids who they are. Capture family traditions or events that are special to you and your kids and make sure that your family’s personalities are represented. There is nothing wrong with a posed, smile for the camera, type of photo, however, if you really want to start capturing amazing photos of your kids, start focusing on capturing photos that catch your kids being themselves.
Interesting how much people seem to universally enjoy taking photos!
Why do you suppose that is?