Take w derful fam­ily pho­tos

Woman & Home (South Africa) - - Hassle-free Shortcuts -

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

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