As a new-born’s parent, there’s never a dull moment in your life. When you get into your new shoes and divide your responsibilities with your spouse, your baby is constantly at the back of your head. “Is she sleeping?”, “Why isn’t she sleeping?”, “Why is he crying?”, “Why is he not pooping?”, your schedule gets divided into countless chores and you spend 25 out of 24 hours at their beck and call. And if the baby makes any little movement, or sneezes, or winks, or smiles, or does the most mundane things, it has to be captured, because hey, it’s your baby! So, here’s our little list of tips to help you ace your baby photography game like a pro.
- Find the best angle
Get up close and go down to their level. Lie on the floor, next to your baby for some intimate shots. Another good angle to try is to take his/her photo when someone is nursing your baby.
- Focus on single body parts
Up the cuteness quotient of your photo album and fill it with larger-than-life photographs of your baby’s tiny little arms, legs, fingers, everything. Use your camera’s macro mode or a macro lens.
- Look out for the smiles
Babies don’t smile often but when they do, oh the happiness! Keep on the lookout for their smug moments, throughout the day, when they are most likely to smile, e.g., just after bathing maybe.
- Keep your gear close
Truth be told, babies are a league of their own. You don’t know when they will do what they do, they will just do it. So, always keep your camera close for those oh-my-god-so-cute moments.
- Go click!click!regularly
During their initial few weeks, roughly 6 or 7, babies undergo physical changes at an exponential rate. So, click as much and as often as you can, to really appreciate those tiny nuances.
- Dim the colours
Try changing your coloured photographs to black and white or just reduce the colour saturation. It will soften your shots and give them a unique look.
- Don’t forget to enjoy the moment
Yes, our babies present amazing photographic opportunities for us. But, every now and then, just put your camera down and lose yourself in the moment. It’s important to make memories too!