Our Phone Photography Tips for Picture Perfect Moments

13 November, 2018

Our Phone Photography Tips for Picture Perfect Moments

As parents, we want to be able to capture all those special moments of our little one's lives. But when you’re not a professional photographer, sometimes capturing those picture perfect moments can be frustrating.

As famous photographer WC Fields once said - “never work with animals or children.”

And when you’re a parent you can understand why. Not only because your model is often a wiggle bum, but also because the lighting might not be great, or you’ve realised you can see the giant pile of ironing in the background.


Be Quick

While some children love the camera, others can be shy, which means as a parent you need to be quick to capture the moment before it’s gone.

Rather than stress about having the correct app, or the right lighting etc. Simply take the shot as quickly as possible.

With so many apps and free editing software for phones, there’s no need to be precious about the snap itself as it can be easily edited once you’ve taken the picture.


There’s an App for That

Once you’ve got some photos that you love you can begin editing them before you decide to print them or post them on social media.

And the beauty with all of these apps is that you don’t need to have any photography skills or be a tech expert to play around with the settings. Most of the apps keep your original photo intact so you can add it into the app and play around with it until you've created a beautiful photo.

The best free apps currently available include:

VCSO

Flickr

Repix

A Color Story

Snapseed


Get Them Involved

Why not put the camera in your little one's hands and see what they come up with?

Sometimes getting your child to have a play can lead to some pretty adorable snaps.

From hilarious selfies to awkward camera angles, they have a way of creating photos that bring an instant smile to people’s faces.

However, if you don’t trust your new iPhone in the clutches of a toddler, you could always get down to their level.

Seeing things from their perspective can help you get some stunning shots that you may never have thought about.


Remember - Emotion is Better Than Perfection

When it comes to taking great pictures we can often over complicate the process. Which is completely understandable when you just want to capture those precious moments.

But don’t forget that it’s more important to capture the emotion and the feeling in that moment, than trying to create a perfect moment that looks overly staged. 

The best photos are often the most random ones from just getting out and having fun, so try your best to be more relaxed and just see what happens.





Also in Poppie & George Blog

How to Prepare Him for Baby's Arrival
How to Prepare Him for Baby's Arrival

20 January, 2020

For a man, there is little help to truly prepare them for the changes that will come when the baby arrives. Compare the resources women have to men, and there is almost nothing. After all, your tiny bundle of joy is going to need a lot of attention from both mum and dad. 

As babies can have a life-changing impact on a relationship, it’s essential you begin to prepare him for the changes that are coming so that you can be a strong family dynamic.

Continue Reading

Essential Self-Care Tips Post Baby
Essential Self-Care Tips Post Baby

06 January, 2020

The truth is, self-care is not selfish; it’s essential if you’re going to survive the rollercoaster of parenting with your mental and physical health intact. 

It’s one area few of the parenting books or pregnancy classes will tell you about, but self-care is the survival tool you need to enjoy being a parent and enable you to give your best to your little one and those around you.

Continue Reading

Unique Baby Names for 2020
Unique Baby Names for 2020

24 December, 2019

Many parents wish to choose a name that has meaning, and others just want a good name that will serve their child in life. With so much pressure on choosing that perfect name for your precious newborn, you may be wondering where to start. 


To help guide you in choosing a unique baby name for your bundle of joy, we’ve listed some of the unusual names set to become popular in 2020. 

Continue Reading

Join our mailing list

Sign-up to our mailing list  today and receive 10% off your first purchase.