I shared some fun tips this week on Elizabeth Street on how to get your own brag-worthy photos of your family.
What are some of the biggest mistakes parents make when photographing their kids?
Parents often don’t remember to look for good lighting. Most people’s on-camera flash is going to look icky. Don’t train your kid to “say cheese!” I know this habit is hard to break, but it results in a forced, sarcastic smile, especially when the kids are not in the mood and even when they are, it isn’t natural and is never the photo you’re looking for. The key is to always have the camera with you, and to always casually be snapping a photo here or there, then hopefully the kids won’t stop what they’re doing to grin like a hungry wolf whenever they see the lens. AND, they’ll stop noticing as you slyly sit on the sidelines and hopefully you’ll capture that huge natural grin your kid sports only when they think no one is looking.
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