5 photography rules Moms can ignore

A post by: Beryl YoungPPIf you’re anything like me, you made the investment in a DSLR camera to take beautiful professional quality photos of your kids. You want to document their childhood so that they remember the moments that can not on their own, they will have at their fingertips on the road./PPIMG title=”photography-rules-mom-can-break-02.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photography rules mom can break 02″ src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wpid-photography-rules-mom-can-break-02.jpg” width=”600″ height=”399″/PPYour camera has a world of ability in how to go about documenting your days as a family opened up. But, if you are new to photography, you can quickly have realized that your camera has a lot of buttons, settings, and dials that you have no idea how to use. On top of all this, have the advice you’ve been given or articles you read conflicting information had it so good./PPWhen I started my journey learning with the wonderful world of technical photography that I was bombarded with information overload. There was no lack of opinions, views and tutorials for what I need to do to take great pictures. I was told I needed to learn the Flash, and that I needed special filers, or software, or more lenses, or even a different camera./PPDuring my years of ‘ going pro ‘ I’ve learned is that photography is all about intention and purpose. The rules a nature photographer, are much different than the rules that apply for a MOM trying to taking better pictures of her children./PPIMG title=”photography-rules-mom-can-break-05.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photography rules mom can break 05″ src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wpid-photography-rules-mom-can-break-05.jpg” width=”600″ height=”399″/PPThese days, I’m breaking some of the most common photography rules that were shared with me on my own photography learning journey. Why not become a “rule breaker ‘ with me? If there is one thing I have learned from my child, it is always that rules are meant to be broken. Life (and your photography) will have so much more fun that way./PPOnce you have your camera to get other DSLR owners will be lining to tell you all the other gadgets and gizmos that you should go along with it. If you are a MOM who are just starting out, you don’t need to run out and invest in big bulky external flashes, studio light set ups, many lenses and filters, etc. The few affordable accessories I think a mother can benefit from are: a 1.8 prime lens (a 35 mm works well on an APS-C or a cropped sensor) for low light within photo, a 70-300 mm zoom lens for sports photos, a sturdy tripod and a wireless remote so you can lead the shutter away from the camera to be in pictures with your children every now and then./PPIMG title=”photography-rules-mom-can-break-07.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photography rules mom can break 07″ src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wpid-photography-rules-mom-can-break-07.jpg” width=”600″ height=”399″/PPThe next piece of advice that I constantly read over and over again was that I needed to learn how to convert my camera in’m ‘ (manual mode) to take good pictures. While there is certainly a better level of control and confidence that comes from mastering the manual mode and know how shutter speed, ISO and aperture all work together to expose pictures, it is not the be-all, be-all and end-all, to fantastic photos. I argue that finding decent light sure is a better starting place for mothers. There are still moments when I’m running after my toddler taking snap shots in tricky, constantly changing light, and I will not shoot in full manual mode. In these moments I usually choose to use A/Av mode instead, and get a little help from my camera in the shutter speed dial for me./PPIMG title=”photography-rules-mom-can-break-01.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photography rules mom can break 01″ src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wpid-photography-rules-mom-can-break-01.jpg” width=”600″ height=”399″/PPI will admit, as I learned more and more about my photography, I have a bit of camera envy. I knew the pros with some really fancy top of the line cameras shot, and I thought I was the same gear, to reach the same results. The truth is, entry level SLRs improve by leaps and bounds and the larger cameras in their low light, high ISO capabilities are less. If your camera more than four or five years old is you might want to consider a slight upgrade. Because as it is with technology, newer models extra power to them (especially in the field of ISO limits), but you don’t have to jump straight to a top of the line model that cost thousands of dollars to keep nice shots./PPThis was a different rule that stood out for me over and over and over again, especially since I made the transition to professional photography. Although the light tends to be awesome during these times (sunset is not called the ‘ golden hour ‘ for no reason), can a shoot during these times South pretty quickly when your child has not had a NAP and it almost their dinner time. I would like to challenge you to take pictures of your children when they are in the best mood. Good photography is all about finding the right light. The middle of a sunny day might be more difficult to search for even lighting, but if that is when your children are the most awake and alert and willing to play for the lens, then that’s when you have to shoot. At the end of the day it’s all about their beautiful smile and not the beautiful sunset behind them./PPIMG title=”photography-rules-mom-can-break-03.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photography rules mom can break 03″ src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wpid-photography-rules-mom-can-break-03.jpg” width=”600″ height=”399″/PPIMG title=”photography-rules-mom-can-break-06.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photography rules mom can break 06″ src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wpid-photography-rules-mom-can-break-06.jpg” width=”600″ height=”399″/PPA misconception I had when I bought my first DSLR camera was that my photos straight from the camera looking professionally retouched. I learned very quickly that wasn’t always the case, and that editing software would allow me to convert my boring photos into beautiful works of art. Photoshop and Lightroom are two of the most often talked about and discussed by programs out there for professional photographers, but they are complicated and in some cases expensive, pieces of software that can take a large amount of time and effort to learn. For a mother who is on the go and want something a little more user friendly and lower costs, crazy I completely on the website PicMonkey. Of basic editing features makes filters, collages and more this website to make it super easy for the MOM on the go still its DSLR photos look incredible./PPIMG title=”photography-rules-mom-can-break-04.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photography rules mom can break 04″ src=”http://www.photo-natural.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wpid-photography-rules-mom-can-break-04.jpg” width=”600″ height=”399″/PPThere are other photography “rules” you’ve heard before that you have a difficult time following? I’d love to hear about them in the comments. Happy snapping!/PPSTRONGIf you want some inspiration, or more reading and tips for photographing kids, check out these articles:/STRONG/P
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