I've been asked lately about how I manage to capture decent photos of Hudson. Let me tell you, it sure isn't easy. Having said that, it's definitely not impossible.
I think a lot of people are still under the misconception that a "good" picture consists of your kids actually looking at the camera and smiling. I can assure you that the memories will be more genuine if you capture your kids in their adventurous states.
Let me share some pointers with you to help snap some better photos of your cute little ones that are constantly on the move.
Have a look at some of these and then I'll break down the steps for you. Read on...
So, your thumb is tired from trying to capture these precious moments, but now it's time to make them look a bit more decent....
Step 1: Choose your photo and open up Instagram. Crop it to make it appealing on the eyes. Don't always have your subject/child right smack in the middle (yawn). Mix it up but having them slightly off centred. I have a look at the grid and line him up with the left or right line. If you can, crop all distractions out from the photo.
Step 2: Choose your filter. I love Valencia for photos of people. It softens everything without completely altering the photo and lighting.
Step 3: Brighten (if you want) the photo. I don't always do this, but sometimes I find it looks better.
Step 4: Sometimes I blur the surrounding area using the tilt shift. I find that it draws the eye more to the subject.
Voila! The end result.
Another angle from the same "shoot" at the park...
Here is a before and after shot of the same photo. I found this brick backdrop outside of Hudson's Bay.
Essentially, take photo bursts with your iPhone and choose a few that you'd like to work with. Delete the ones that didn't turn out.
Your kids (and followers) will thank me later,