Is it possible to photograph your family so the photos don’t look like snapshots? The answer is “absolutely”. There are several things you can do to make your pictures look more “professional”. And it’s not about using an expensive camera either. It’s more about what you do with what you have!
Now, have you ever posed for a family photograph when you were a kid and your parents seemed to take forever to actually take the photo? By the time they clicked the shutter, everyone looked bored and with different expressions on their faces (none of which were smiles). The simple trick is to get to it! If you put the camera up to your eye take the photo right away, or count to three so people know when to smile. It’s that simple. Shoot quickly and take more than one photo. If there are blinks you can then delete them later.
Oh! On the deleting subject… always delete photos that make people look terrible. Blinks, in-between expressions, uncomplimentary poses, should always be deleted. The biggest reason most people hate being photographed is because they’ve seen themselves too often captured at the wrong time or not ready for the photo.
Just because your camera comes with a built in flash, doesn’t mean you need to use it all of the time. The one overused element with digital cameras that will make your photos look like snapshots, is the flash! Your pictures will look so much better if you can use available light. Crank up your ISO (what used to be film speed) to take advantage of the available light, or move your kids into a brighter room or just take them outside.
The approach you take with your digital camera when photographing your family will either set the stage for an album of great photographs or just another box of mediocre snapshots. You can learn many more helpful techniques from this Helpful Site!
There are guaranteed ways to shoot great memories of your family. If you’re tired of seeing your photos look like snapshots, now is the time to learn how to get better results.