PHOTO TIPS

Here is my little peach Elvi demonstrating the best way to take photos to get a perfect portrait. (I had to pay him with a lolly to do this! )

Avoid getting too low down, you want to be at their shoulder height.

Avoid getting too low down, you want to be at their shoulder height.

This is too high!

This is too high!

Face is not looking straight so features wont show.

Face is not looking straight so features wont show.

 
Make sure if the mouth is open it’s not like this! Slightly open, or smiling look really lovely, but if your child is watching TV like this, then it will come across in the silhouette and it’s not the most flattering!

Make sure if the mouth is open it’s not like this! Slightly open, or smiling look really lovely, but if your child is watching TV like this, then it will come across in the silhouette and it’s not the most flattering!

Don’t crop the image, all the head, hair and shoulders need to be visible to create an accurate portrait.

Don’t crop the image, all the head, hair and shoulders need to be visible to create an accurate portrait.

Make sure head position is looking straight ahead, not down (unless you want to capture the sulky/thoughtful look!)

Make sure head position is looking straight ahead, not down (unless you want to capture the sulky/thoughtful look!)

Something like this is perfect! Thanks Elvi. Time for your lolly!

Something like this is perfect! Thanks Elvi. Time for your lolly!

A FEW MORE LITTLE POINTERS:

  • SITTING STILL: If your little one struggles to sit still, then take their picture whilst they are watching TV - this can avoid blurring, a strange angle or them looking into camera!

  • HAIR: Don’t worry about smoothing away stray hairs, as they are often unique and can add charm. But if hair is long, it can often look more flattering in a silhouette if it is tied up and off the neck and shoulders.

  • CLOTHING: Consider what they are wearing. Hoodies can come across as hunchbacks when in silhouette. So either a thin top, small collar or bare skin if you prefer the silhouette to be a smooth outline.

  • BACKGROUND: Try and make sure that the background is as plain as possible ideally a wall, but don’t worry too much as long as the photo is clear it shouldn’t be a problem. Camera phone photos are perfectly fine, just as long as you send them in the highest resolution possible.


Melody, age 6

Melody, age 6

Vincent, age 2.

Vincent, age 2.

Florence, aged 4.

Florence, aged 4.