Tuesday Tips | How To Photograph a Child's Birthday Party
Photographing children's parties can be hectic and full of clutter and normally with very little planning. I suggest designating a party photographer. This can be a Mom, an Aunt, an Uncle or whomever you trust with your camera and will surely give you a good outcome of the day's events. Give this person an outline of the days events so there are no missed opportunities for capturing specific highlights of the party.
Here are some basic tips to remember when photographing a child's Birthday party:
- Get down low. Taking pictures at a child's eye level and at a child's perspective will tell a much better story than standing above a child to take a picture.
- Focus on the parties details such as the cake, candles, stacked birthday presents, balloons, etc. These are best taken up close and filling the frame of your camera.
- Take candid shots of people interacting, get in on the party and capture what is taking place such as, playing games, eating cake and opening presents.
- Include adults in the pictures. Pictures of adults looking on can give some pretty fascinating reactions to what is happening at that very moment.
- Take pictures of the after party. This can pose a fun perspective from your before and during the party pictures.
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