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Ready For My Close Up

Ready For My Close UpThe average size of a newborn baby is anywhere from six to eight pounds, give or take.  That’s pretty small considering how big that little baby will grow.  Soon he’ll be a toddler getting into everything, then a highly inquisitive preschooler following you around asking “why?” non-stop, and suddenly you find you’re having conversations about current events or her favorite Twilight character.  Time flies by and that sweet little baby, that you held in the crook of your arm, is almost as tall as you.

We hear it all the time from moms, “Why do they grow up so fast?”

In order to remember various stages and phases we take a billion pictures of our children.  We make prints to hang on our walls.  We put together photo and scrapbooks.   We post them online to share them with family and friends.   We continuously pick up our cameras to document these changes that seemingly happen all too fast.

An interesting way to document minute changes is to use close-up photography.  Zooming in and focusing on a particular part of your child’s face–such as his extra long eyelashes, or one of her sweet scrumptious ears, or his cute-as-a-button nose,  or her big gummy grin–is a unique way to remember their features at various stages.    Focusing on the face isn’t the only way, though; don’t forget to take close ups of fingers, toes, and that cute little belly button!

Tips for taking great close-up shots of your children:

  • Fill the entire frame with your close-up subject,
  • Your camera should have a nice, sharp focus,
  • Shoot from different angles,
  • Use the macro setting on your digital camera,
  • Don’t be afraid to use flash if the lighting isn’t adequate enough,
  • Have fun and get creative; that’s the beauty of digital photography!

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