Natural light does a world of wonder for pictures! You don’t need a professional camera to take great pictures, just by being outside you are helping your camera out immensely! Find an interesting backdrop– a farm, a lake or creek, or the flower garden in your own backyard, and start snapping!
- Try to take pictures outside before 10am or after 4pm, the sun is not directly overhead, giving you better, softer light, and hopefully no glare in your subjects’ eyes!
- Cloudy and overcast days are excellent for taking pictures. No shadows on faces, no sunlight in eyes, and it’s not too hot!
- Watch the background– make sure there’s not a tree limb or bush sticking out behind your child’s head. (Distracting backgrounds can ruin a great picture!)
What a gift our children are, and our pictures are such treasures of these quickly passing childhood days! Happy outside picture-taking!