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Proper Focus for Baby Poses

No matter what pose you choose for your cute baby photo you are sure to find that you need the proper focus in order to pull off the photo perfectly. Most consumers purchase point and shoot cameras. These cameras are great because they do not have all the bells and whistles that professional photo equipment comes with in order to get the average casual camera user truly befuddled. On the other hand, they do not have all the bells and whistles that professional photo equipment comes with, which means that you cannot do some of the truly remarkable things that professional photographers make look so simple.

How to Create Focus when you cannot Change the Focus
The good news or bad news depending on how you view it, is that point and shoot cameras do not have focusing abilities. This means that you can’t really take close up baby pictures without getting very close to your baby. It also means that you don’t have to worry about photos that are horribly out of focus because you hit the wrong button. When getting to know your camera (I recommend doing this before baby debuts) you should take the opportunity to take pictures of one object (such as a stuffed animal) at various differences in order to see how those pictures came out on your camera.

Taking the time to know your camera is an important first step in taking the baby pictures you have dreamed of taking of your baby. You may find that some of your innocent little baby photos are just the stuff the baby photo contests winners are made of. Truthfully, however, there is much that can be said about taking the time to learn your camera before taking photos of your bright bouncing little one. This allows you to know the best angles for certain views, how close or far away you need to be in order to achieve a certain look, and the perfect distance for photographing larger groups as they go gaga over your little one.

While you cannot manually focus your fixed focus camera you can affect the picture you create of your baby by moving changing the distance between you and your baby. The most important thing to remember is that by keeping your focus on your baby and creating a background or setting that doesn’t diminish your baby’s importance or prominence within the photograph you should have a beautifully focused photo of baby to remember for years to come.


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6 years 5 months ago

Another good tip is to use the natural light from a window. You can also use a large white poster board to reflect light from the window back into the shadow areas.

This will soften those shadows and create a pleasant soft light which is great for baby poses.

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