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Top Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids

How many photos do you have of your kids?

Depending on their age, this could range from just a precious few to many thousands. Taking photos is a great way of recording your child’s journey through life. And nothing beats the thrill of looking back on old images and recalling those unforgettable moments when they took their first tentative steps or spilled paint all over the dog!

Of course, we’ve all taken impromptu photos of our kids, but sometimes it pays to be a bit more proactive and actually plan a photo session, to be sure of getting some extra-special images. And with World Photo Day on 19 August, I thought I’d give you some sources of inspiration to whet your appetite and encourage you to get snapping.

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5 Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Child

From the moment your child is born, you’ll want to take photos, as a memento or maybe to share with others. No doubt you will take dozens, recording all the important (and less important) moments of their lives. But sometimes you may want to take photos that are a little bit special, rather than everyday shots. So how can you make your photos different from the run-of-the-mill snaps you so often see? These tips may help you to take some extra-special photos of your child.

1. Preparation is essential

The most important step in getting great photos is to get your child used to the camera. Naturally, there will be times when you want them to pose for a photo, but if you photograph them often when they are playing or involved in an activity, they will soon get used to the camera, and not feel self-conscious being photographed. This can help you get get a really natural feel if you are aiming for some informal photos.

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