Photographing your children during the holidays

November 30, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

When you take a posed holiday photo of your children, strive to present your children in a unique light.   The photo of my children (below) turned out especially well.  I used a Canon SD1100SI.   Make sure you get natural expressions by being a bit unpredictable.  Choose a suitable background for the photo. And don’t forget that timing is everything when determining exactly when to click the camera shutter.

[Note:  This idea came to me while visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden with my family today.   The Garden presented a display of holiday plants that included several elaborate model railroad layouts in Alpine settings.  The Amtrak engine was about 5″ tall.  My two daughters freely agreed to this pose knowing that their lives would be at risk, thanks to Photoshop.]

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    This reminds me of a photography book for children that explained several simple comic effect that could easily be done without any software and is a perfect companion to any cheap camera to get kids interested in photography.

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