Take Digital Photography Classes to enhance any photographs that you make in the future! Whether it is of your new grandchildren or other family members, a sports event or beautiful flowers outside the front door, you will know the proper settings and how to get the best image possible. I decided to attend this class after going to a professional photography shoot for my grandson's first picture. Yes, as we discussed photography, her techniques peeked my interest!
So I decided to take a digital photography class at the local community college after our grandsons were born!
Fun examples and
essential information were shared with all the participants in the class. Our
instructor explained many techniques for capturing the moment and offered
grandparents taking infant photos many tips!
I have often been asked what photos should be a must to capture? In my experience, it is important to have the following on a list of "must haves" so that either you, the husband, or special member of the family can take during the first 24-36 hours of your grandbabies life!
Oh, really as I look at this list, I could go on and on. So the list below is just a spattering of photos that you might consider when making your list of must haves!
One discussion while you take a digital photography class is to get to know your camera. I'm not going to discuss the specifics of a camera: lens, or aperture setting, etc. As explained to the grandparents taking infant photos, the most important thing is you must get to know the camera that you will be using.
Let me emphasize that you must read your manual that was included with your camera or if lost, you can find it online. Become familiar with all the settings that are available.
On some of cameras, settings are automatic. On others, you will need to set various settings, so be prepared! You will want to capture all those special moments!
In the class that I took, all the students had different cameras and we were forced to read our manuals to discover settings and how the pictures looked when we used a different setting, how the picture would be altered. Practice, practice, practice! Grandparents taking infant photos must practice in order to be prepared to take those special pictures of their greatest subjects--their grandbabies!
Here are a few of the shots that I took on plants and other shots to practice for my class. Each day were given assignments from color, contrast, etc. Then we shared with our class the various photography shots that we made.
Can you pick out below the professional shot? Difficult isn't it....well, you are right! The professional wedding shot is of my neighbor's daughter's wedding. I thought it was a beautiful photograph and has excellent lighting highlights!
As grandparents take a digital photography classes will allow you to become a semi-professional at taking infant photos. Remember to take photographs at every opportunity: to "click" on those special shots whether you are at home, the park or at a special party location.
Holidays are especially important! So snap away and don't be bashful! You will love having all these different poses to look at or share. Also, remember with digital, you can delete so easily. You will also find that with energetic babies, so often a picture that you think was great is out of focus because of movement. So be prepared and take various shots.
Do you scrapbook? If so, this is another reason to take multiple poses!
Also, encourage the parents to hire a professional photographer at different times throughout the early stages of this first year of life.
If possible, try to include grandparents in these shots. It does take a lot of preparation and juggling of schedules, but these photos in later years are so memorable.
It was suggested that ages 6 to 8 months is usually one of the best times to get the personality shots!
Whether you have an expensive or inexpensive digital camera, a video camera, or just use your cell phone or ipad, you will always enjoy the great shots of your grandbabies in this digial world that we live in!
So share these precious memories with others through email, Social Media or Scrapbooking! Everyone will look forward to seeing your grandbabies pictures!