Take w derful family photos
HUGO BURNAND is a wellknown portrait photographer. Include the children Show them the images on the back of the digital camera as you go along, so they understand what you’re trying to do.
For present-opening, focus on facial expression. Use the longest lens or zoom that you have and get a low angle, possibly lying on the floor.
Want something more formal? Explain why you’re taking the picture, and people usually cooperate. But if there’s a child who really can’t, suggest they put on their favourite dress-up outfit, and take a picture of them going crazy. If your camera has a flashgun, don’t direct it at the subject – instead, bounce it o a white wall or ceiling, because it gives fantastic light.
Everyone loves a printed album, and the books you can buy online are very good. You can spend the quiet days before New Year’s Eve organising the pictures you’ve taken over the past year. Try qphoto.
co.za for great photo books. w&h