Successful family photography with help from Venture Studios
The celebrated American comedy actor W.C.Fields reportedly once said "Never work with children or animals." Many of us will understand exactly what he meant, especially if you have ever tried to take the perfect photograph of your child!
But at Venture Studios we very much want to see some of your family photography! We have two fabulous competitions running at the moment.
The first is our annual Little Face of Venture competition, where your child could be chosen to feature in Venture Studios campaigns during 2021. The competition and voting is open until 16th October, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Then we also have the very special Venture Studios Back to School competition to find the very best back to school picture out there. You can read more about the competition - and our tips on how to snap that winning back to school photo - in our Back to School Photo Challenge guide.
For more help on how to take some brilliant shots of your child, continue reading our fun tips for photographing children.
If you do use flash, you need to be careful that this does not create too many harsh shadows. You might want to try an external flash pointed at the ceiling so that the light bounces off it and gives a more natural light. If you are going to do this, it’s essential to practise in advance so that you are not trying to juggle too many things on the day itself.
So plan carefully something that your child will love to wear, is practical and comfortable for the photoshoot, and that you are completely happy with too.
But always remember the “rule of thirds”, where you aim to divide up your image mentally into a noughts and crosses style grid and place the subject on one or more of the four intersections of the lines. This helps you to create a well-balanced image with the child as the main focus.
The best thing is to interact with them as normally and naturally as possible. Try to have funny conversations and get them relaxed and happy while you take the photographs. You will get a much more natural result.
Of course, at Venture Studios we have years of experience in photographing children (and animals too!). So an alternative to all the above is to bring everyone along to your nearest Venture Studios for one of our fabulous family photography experiences. You can then all relax and have fun, let someone else do all the hard work, and end up with some amazing family photography that you will be proud to show off in your home.
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