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  • Yowoto pre teen girl surfing
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    1/ 11
    Shutter bug: Wipe that confused look off your face. Simply put, shutter speed is a function of time—in seconds. So 1/1000 is far higher than 1/100. The higher the shutter speed, the clearer the picture of your running, jumping and cavorting monster. Depending on your use, set the shutter speed.
  • Yowoto children running in school corridor
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    2/ 11
    Let there be light: Aperture—the little hole that allows how much light passes through the lens. A wide aperture will help create a sharp, clear picture of the subject (your daughter amongst other kids), a small one will increase the depth of field (all the kids). Usually, small apertures are used with slow shutter speeds and wide ones with fast speed.
  • Yowoto infant with food over face
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    3/ 11
    Go RAW: Instead of shooting images in the familiar JPEG format, try shooting in RAW. With JPEG, the camera automatically compresses the image, losing a lot of details in the bargain. Shooting RAW gives you more control over the image as it records all details. Transferring the photo to the computer might take extra effort but the result is well worth it.
  • Yowoto toddler playing in childrens park
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    4/ 11
    Just the right temperature: If you’ve ever wondered why your lovely fuchsia skirt looks like the colour of onion in some photographs, white balance is your answer. You can experiment with the white balance feature in your camera to manipulate the colours in your photographs. You’re going to have a lot of fun, we promise!
  • Yowoto young girl sitting under table in toy room
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    5/ 11
    Gone in a flash: Most photographers hate flash as it makes pictures look flat and one-dimensional. But when nature and electricity, both leave you to fend for yourself, experiment with the flash on your camera. Take pictures of the same person from different angles, using the surfaces around as reflectors of light. Soon, you’ll find an angle that you like.
  • Yowoto toddler boy sitting with balloon
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    6/ 11
    Soft peachy glow: Pack a picnic basket and head to the beach just as the sun is about to rise and catch the lovely first soft rays for posterity. If you’re indoors, ask your kid to face towards the window to add a touch of soft light to their faces.
  • Yowoto young boy hanging from tree branch
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    7/ 11
    Don't lurk in the shadows: Even if you’re photographing under the bright glare of the sun, try finding a spot that doesn’t lend itself to very harsh shadows.
  • Yowoto father and daughter holding hands walking into sunset
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    8/ 11
    The right outline: If you like dramatic shots, you’ll enjoy shooting in silhouette. Make your subject stand with their back to the sun and shoot away. Don’t block the sun—let the rays penetrate through the arms, from behind the heads, etc. to get a starburst kind of effect. Half an hour before sunset is a great time to photograph in silhouette.
  • Yowoto two girls and boy smiling at camera
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    9/ 11
    Proceed to level two: Geometry and symmetry is good, but not in a photograph! While photographing a group, try to seat people on different levels. The tiny tot could be perched atop the sofa while your lanky teenaged son could be sprawled on the floor. Different heights add depth and character to a picture.
  • Yowoto young sibling boy and girl smiling at camera
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    10/ 11
    Look into the eyes: Don’t focus on the entire person, focus on the eyes of your subject. If you get the eyes right, you’re almost always guaranteed a clean, sharp photograph.
  • Yowoto smiling young girl in swimming pool
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    11/ 11
    Location is NOT key: While 26° north of the banyan tree in the garden might be the most picturesque location in your neighbourhood, your frisky 2-year-old probably cares very little for your carefully constructed frame. So let him be. Photograph in places that he enjoys—like the chocolate rack of the supermarket, or the luggage trolley at the airport, or his bathtub!


  • Yowoto pre teen girl surfing
    iStockphoto/Thinkstock
    1/11
    Shutter bug:: Wipe that confused look off your face. Simply put, shutter speed is a function of time—in seconds. So 1/1000 is far higher than 1/100. The higher the shutter speed, the clearer the picture of your running, jumping and cavorting monster. Depending on your use, set the shutter speed.
  • Yowoto children running in school corridor
    Pixland/Thinkstock
    2/11
    Let there be light:: Aperture—the little hole that allows how much light passes through the lens. A wide aperture will help create a sharp, clear picture of the subject (your daughter amongst other kids), a small one will increase the depth of field (all the kids). Usually, small apertures are used with slow shutter speeds and wide ones with fast speed.
  • Yowoto infant with food over face
    Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock
    3/11
    Go RAW:: Instead of shooting images in the familiar JPEG format, try shooting in RAW. With JPEG, the camera automatically compresses the image, losing a lot of details in the bargain. Shooting RAW gives you more control over the image as it records all details. Transferring the photo to the computer might take extra effort but the result is well worth it.
  • Yowoto toddler playing in childrens park
    iStockphoto/Thinkstock
    4/11
    Just the right temperature:: If you’ve ever wondered why your lovely fuchsia skirt looks like the colour of onion in some photographs, white balance is your answer. You can experiment with the white balance feature in your camera to manipulate the colours in your photographs. You’re going to have a lot of fun, we promise!
  • Yowoto young girl sitting under table in toy room
    Hemera/Thinkstock
    5/11
    Gone in a flash:: Most photographers hate flash as it makes pictures look flat and one-dimensional. But when nature and electricity, both leave you to fend for yourself, experiment with the flash on your camera. Take pictures of the same person from different angles, using the surfaces around as reflectors of light. Soon, you’ll find an angle that you like.
  • Yowoto toddler boy sitting with balloon
    Rayes/Lifesize/Thinkstock
    6/11
    Soft peachy glow:: Pack a picnic basket and head to the beach just as the sun is about to rise and catch the lovely first soft rays for posterity. If you’re indoors, ask your kid to face towards the window to add a touch of soft light to their faces.
  • Yowoto young boy hanging from tree branch
    Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Thinkstock
    7/11
    Don't lurk in the shadows:: Even if you’re photographing under the bright glare of the sun, try finding a spot that doesn’t lend itself to very harsh shadows.
  • Yowoto father and daughter holding hands walking into sunset
    Comstock/Thinkstock
    8/11
    The right outline:: If you like dramatic shots, you’ll enjoy shooting in silhouette. Make your subject stand with their back to the sun and shoot away. Don’t block the sun—let the rays penetrate through the arms, from behind the heads, etc. to get a starburst kind of effect. Half an hour before sunset is a great time to photograph in silhouette.
  • Yowoto two girls and boy smiling at camera
    Creatas/Thinkstock
    9/11
    Proceed to level two:: Geometry and symmetry is good, but not in a photograph! While photographing a group, try to seat people on different levels. The tiny tot could be perched atop the sofa while your lanky teenaged son could be sprawled on the floor. Different heights add depth and character to a picture.
  • Yowoto young sibling boy and girl smiling at camera
    Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Thinkstock
    10/11
    Look into the eyes:: Don’t focus on the entire person, focus on the eyes of your subject. If you get the eyes right, you’re almost always guaranteed a clean, sharp photograph.
  • Yowoto smiling young girl in swimming pool
    Stockbyte/Thinkstock
    11/11
    Location is NOT key:: While 26° north of the banyan tree in the garden might be the most picturesque location in your neighbourhood, your frisky 2-year-old probably cares very little for your carefully constructed frame. So let him be. Photograph in places that he enjoys—like the chocolate rack of the supermarket, or the luggage trolley at the airport, or his bathtub!
iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Making Kids Photography Simpler

2013-02-21 13:49:00 +0530

The best camera is the one closest to you when you want to capture a moment. So whether you're using a DSLR or a mobile phone, here are a few ways to make that picture worth more than a thousand words!

In an ideal world, our little ones would smile prettily and do the backflip on demand. But truth is, it's difficult to make those little monsters sit still for more than a few seconds at a time. So do you follow them around all day in the hope of capturing that perfect picture for the wall on the staircase? No. Here are a few tricks and tips that can help your dream of the picture wall come true. 

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Making Kids Photography Simpler

2013-02-21 13:49:00 +0530

The best camera is the one closest to you when you want to capture a moment. So whether you're using a DSLR or a mobile phone, here are a few ways to make that picture worth more than a thousand words!

In an ideal world, our little ones would smile prettily and do the backflip on demand. But truth is, it's difficult to make those little monsters sit still for more than a few seconds at a time. So do you follow them around all day in the hope of capturing that perfect picture for the wall on the staircase? No. Here are a few tricks and tips that can help your dream of the picture wall come true. 

Click here to view the slideshow.


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iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Making Kids Photography Simpler

2013-02-21 13:49:00 +0530

The best camera is the one closest to you when you want to capture a moment. So whether you're using a DSLR or a mobile phone, here are a few ways to make that picture worth more than a thousand words!

In an ideal world, our little ones would smile prettily and do the backflip on demand. But truth is, it's difficult to make those little monsters sit still for more than a few seconds at a time. So do you follow them around all day in the hope of capturing that perfect picture for the wall on the staircase? No. Here are a few tricks and tips that can help your dream of the picture wall come true. 

Click here to view the slideshow.