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Fantastic Pictures of Your Baby

If you are like most parents, you are convinced that your bouncing baby just does the cutest little things. It’s true. Babies make wonderful photo subjects and the latest digital point-and-shoot cameras provide parents with a great way to preserve the funny faces and first steps and share these memories with friends and family.

Keeping up with your baby can be quite a challenge. There are things you can do to make it easier.

Be Prepared
The Boy Scouts were right. Always have your digital camera out and ready to go with your batteries charged so you never miss a moment. Unexpected moments often make the best photos. Carry with you extra batteries. To save money invest in rechargeable batteries.

Teamwork Pays Off
One moment, baby is posed perfectly and the next, she’s crawling away! Babies are easily distracted, so have a relative or friend keep baby’s attention with a toy or noise while you capture the moment. Plan some of your pictures to be of your baby moving so that when she starts crawling away you can get the perfect shot.

See Eye-to-Eye with Baby
Don’t take photos from grown-up level. Instead, get down to baby’s level so that you can catch shots from a new perspective. Your pictures will turn out much better face to face than looking down.

Light of Your Life
Choose or use a camera with Scene Modes. Some digital cameras have pre-programmed settings to capture the perfect picture of baby under difficult situations such as dawn or dusk, bright sunlight or near darkness. Consider using filters on your camera in order to make it seem like a different time of day or to correct lighting problems.

May You Never See Red-Eye Again
Baby’s bright eyes are more likely to produce “red-eye” so try to choose and use a camera that has the In-Camera Red-Eye Fix feature to show your child’s true “baby blues.” If you can’t correct it when taking the picture, you can buy software programs that will allow you to correct it after you have uploaded the picture to your computer.

Family Affair
Baby might be the shining star these days, but don’t forget the rest of the family. Be sure to jump in some shots yourself even if you prefer not to have your picture taken. These are the days to remember and when your baby is 20 years old you will be happy that you have pictures of the two of you together from when he was younger.

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[…] What mother wouldn’t love a photo collage of her favorite photos? After you’ve found some of her favorite photos and arranged them into a collage, you can get the photos copied at a print shop or a photo store. Walgreens is having a holiday special and will create 8×10 copies of photo collages for 99 cents! Or take new photos of the family to share. Check out our photography articles for pointers on taking fantastic pictures. […]

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