Good light makes all the difference between a mediocre and a great photo. I would go as far as to say that good light is more important than an interesting background or subject.
It’s difficult to take a sharp picture of a baby crawling in a dim living room but if you move outside during the day, you’ll get a nice sharp image. If you want sharper, less blurry pictures go somewhere with good, natural (from the sun, not a lamp or overhead light) light. You don’t necessarily even have to go outside.
Here are 3 tips for you to try when shooting indoor
- Move close to a window or an open door
- Take the photo facing towards the light, step closer or further away from the light
- Turn 360 degree to see which light is most flattering, you will see the difference
Know what’s even more important than good light? Being in your family photos! And no, a family selfie doesn’t count! Capturing the relationship that parents have with their children is one of the best parts of my job. Isn’t it time for you to get in the picture?