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Family Photography Redefined
Sarah Sloboda is a lifestyle photographer from New York City who is committed to inspiring people by showing them how beautiful their lives really look—with great-looking photos! Award-winning, trained in filmmaking and documentary-style photography and with a passion that’s clearly evident, Sarah doesn’t keep all her talent to herself; in fact, she shares photography tips online to help families take the most beautiful photos of their own members on her crazy-useful blog.
We’ve gathered our top four favorite family photography tips:
–Don’t be shy
Sarah suggests getting down low to your baby and kids’ level by getting right down on the ground with them to capture their great smiles and expressive faces. Also get in as close as your camera will allow: you’ll capture all those precious emotions better.
Don’t resort to funny faces or waving stuffed animals to get your kids to “perform” on camera. Just take photos as usual and let them eventually grow used to having a camera around. You might not always get a smile, but you will always get genuine reactions from your kids!
–Find a rhythm
Sarah’s brilliant idea of putting on some music for your kids for a casual photo shoot in your home is right on target, and she suggests bringing out costumes and just letting your kids having fun dancing and moving.
–Turn off the flash
Our personal favorite tip of Sarah’s (and one we can’t underscore enough) is to turn off the flash!
You’ll see the photograph in natural light and get to experiment with the composition, producing beautiful, natural and flash-free photos!
What are your favorite tips when photographing your family? What’s the best photo you’ve ever taken of a loved one, and the story behind it? Share with us your own great family photography ideas!
Family photo taken from http://shawnamyjackson.blogspot.com/
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