cupcake girl

cupcake girl

This is Sue’s photo of her daughter uploaded for feedback

“I took this at a father’s Day picnic on Sunday. I took it on my brand new camera which I’m just learning to use. The settings were all on automatic but I’m hoping to learn to use the other settings when I come to your workshop during the school holidays” Sue


Sue, lovely photo. My suggestion would be to try to get some light on her eyes. At the moment her eyes are in shadow. A simple way to add more impact to photos of your child is to see the reflection of the light source in their eyes (called catchlights). This will add life and sparkle to your photos. Before you snap the photo check that you can see the catchlights. If you can’t, adjust your position or the camera angle or ask your child to tilt their head slightly.











Here’s an example of a photo with catchlights (a reflection of the sun) in the eyes:



I'm a professional child photographer who loves to share my passion for photography. I am located in the beautiful Sydney, Australia and provide practical and inspirational photography workshops and online tips and tricks for anyone who want to take simply stunning photos of their kids. Come find me on Google+

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