autumn leaves

autumn leaves

These images have been submitted by Amy.
Amy said…
“Here are some photos i took of my girls (C. 3 years and L. 8 months) on the weekend. They are ‘staged’ as I’ve been waiting to do Autumn leave photos and photos of the girls dressed up. Normally I just take photos of them playing. I tried to eliminate background distraction or use the background as a feature.

Photos 1-9 are no cheese
Photos 10/11 I tired to use thirds
Photos 12/13 are find the magic
Photos 14/15 are an attempt at close ups”



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1 Comment

  1. Thanks Amy for sending me your lovely images. Your girls are gorgeous. I think you’ve done a great job and its nice to see you try to incorporate so many of the 10 tips. Here are some suggestions for you. Firstly I would have loved to see you get down on their level a little more. While this isn’t officially one of the top 10 tips (it’s probably #11) it makes a difference when you are photographing your kids. Most of these look like you’re standing up or at least at a slightly higher angle than the kids. If you photograph your children from above it dwarfs them and make them look smaller and less a focus of the image. Getting on your hands and knees or crouching or lying down (I lie down a LOT when photographing kids) before you take a shot of a child also takes you into their world and helps you to engage with them to get a better image. Next, while I love the shots with the leaves, I think the bright colours against the green grass have more impact and feel “happier”. If you have Photoshop, Elements or any of the photo editing programs (even a free one like PicMonkey or Picasa) you could enhance the colour and contrast of the leaves and make these images “pop” a lot more. My last bit of advice is that in image 11 you have trees coming out of the top of both girls heads. Watch out for that – it’s easy to miss things like that in the background when you’re focussing on the kids!!! All in all a great job and keep up the great work. And I particularly like the last two where you have moved in closer. They really show the personality of your girls.

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