Our Phone Photography Tips for Picture Perfect Moments

November 13, 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

Alternative Gifts for Expecting Mothers
Alternative Gifts for Expecting Mothers

May 14, 2019

When a new baby is on its way mothers are often inundated with thoughtful gifts for the little one, but what about mum? The magnificent woman who is putting all of her energy into bringing new life into the world.

Continue Reading

6 Winter Trends for Tiny Tots
6 Winter Trends for Tiny Tots

January 03, 2019

With the winter chill in the air and the perpetual greyness now here, it’s time to look at the winter trends that will take over our tiny tots wardrobe.


Whether you enjoy dressing them like the little dolls that they are, or transforming them into a mini you, there is a trend for every taste and style, so you can find them an outfit they won’t refuse to wear.


Despite the season, you’ll find a variety of children’s winter trends to help add some colour into their days.

Continue Reading

Baby's First Christmas Gift Ideas
Baby's First Christmas Gift Ideas

December 11, 2018

If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.


Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.


Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.

Continue Reading

Sign-up to our newsletter today and keep up to date with our latest promotions and events