Photographing a Child's Birthday Party


Picture-1.jpgOf all the types of memories people cherish warmest, the birthday parties of young ones come high on the list. But there is so much to think about!

The Digital Photography school site has come up with a dozen tips to maximising the photographic evidence of a birthday party of a little one. Much of it is rather obvious, but there are a couple of nuggets among the tips. If nothing else, it’s worth taking a quick peek just to see the pictures of the happy kids. After all, you’ve gotta party like it’s their birthday! 


The tips include:

1. Designate a Party Photographer
2. Get a Child’s perspective
3. Mix up Your Shooting Angles and Focal Lengths
4. Adjust White Balance Settings
5. Look for the Party Details
6. Use Bounce Flash or a Diffuser
7. Know the Party Plan
8. Shoot Candidly
9. Shoot out of Relationship
10. Planned Shots
11. Take Before and After Shots of the Party
12. Shoot in Burst Mode
13. Include Adults in your Photos

For the whats, the hows, the whys and the wherefores, you could do a lot worst than reading the full How to Photograph a Child’s Birthday Party article :)

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