Summer is approaching and many of us are starting to think about (or actually plan) travel with our families. With that in mind I will be featuring an “expert” travel series on this blog. A new topic and expert will be posted every Tuesday for the next 5 or 6 weeks. From making food part of your child’s travel experience to how to use music as a travel and language prep tool we’ll cover topics that will enrich and enhance your travel experience. I’ll be featuring experts and parents sharing their best tips and advice with you. Please come back every week and if you like the info share it on your social media and with friends. Happy Travels!
Social media, contrary to popular belief, does not alienate us but instead unites us. Recently a friend on Facebook introduced me to Lauren Aycock a fabulous area photographer who specializes in children’s portraits. You have to visit her site and see for yourself. She also does high school senior portraits visit her Facebook page for more detail. I liked Lauren’s work so much that I contacted her about sharing her expertise on this blog and was happy to find a new friend through social media.
Realistically, great (I mean truly great) pictures come not just from someone with technical knowledge but also with artistic talent. It takes a special eye and a little je ne sais quoi to frame the world through the camera lens not much different than that needed to frame it in a canvas. However, for the rest of us mortals who can’t invent talent having a little technical knowledge can drastically improve our images. Read Lauren’s tips and incorporate her suggestions next time you’re on vacation or simply in the back yard with the kids.
Do you want your vacation as well as everyday life photos of your children to be memories to last a lifetime? There are many tips that will help in that endeavor. Here are some of the most common questions put forth to me by inquiring parent photographers:
How do I avoid a fake, cheesy smile from my child?
What about portrait angles?
What about that all important lighting?
How can I capture a landscape along with the subject?
What if I only have a simple point and shoot camera?
Now you’re ready to capture your growing children both at home and on vacation. Act like a pro, and get great results! Have fun with your camera, creating memories that will be priceless heirlooms for you and your children. Most importantly just enjoy the process!