Capture the Perfect Baby Photo
After having a baby, it is often common practice for new moms and dads to send out a birth announcement to show off their new bundle of joy to family and friends. While the announcement may turn out beautiful, the experience of getting that perfect photo of a new born baby is not always the easiest task to accomplish!
In celebration of the launch of their new line of birth announcements, MyPublisher.com, offers these tip to help you take the best photo of your precious bundle of joy.
Tip #1: Always Have Your Camera Ready – Babies are unpredictable, so you never know when you’ll get the “perfect” shot. The more options you have the better so don’t be afraid to take a lot of pictures because you can always delete any that don’t come out well.
Tip #2: Capture All of Your Baby’s Moods and Parts – Posed shots don’t always necessarily turn out the best. Sometimes a pout or frown can turn out just as well as a smile. Also, a great photo doesn’t have to be just of your baby’s face. A close-up of their hand grasping an adult finger, their little toes, or even a shot of him or her sitting up from behind can be just as adorable and endearing years later!
TIP #3: Lose the Bird’s Eye View – Most parents stand over their baby to take a photo, but sometimes it works better to align the camera with your baby. This can give a better perspective and angle, and the shot can even be more interesting if the baby is not looking directly into the camera.
TIP #4: Good Lighting = Great Photos. Period. – Bright, soft light tends to work best. Try to stay away from areas of bright sunlight, deep shade, or dimly lit rooms. Test the light by putting your hand in front of your camera to see how “natural” your skin tone looks. Also, avoid flash whenever possible since babies’ eyes are sensitive.
TIP #5: Share it! – Choose the highest quality card with the best variety of customizable options, so that your announcement is as unique as your baby!
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