I often get asked how I get my kids to pose for pictures, especially when they are often for my blog. Children don’t generally love being asked to sit still and smile, or stand just a certain way while we snap picture after picture in their face. They would much rather be off playing, I assure you. The thing is, for general life capturing moments – it really is best to take pictures that represent the moment as best as we can. However, being a blogger, I am often after a certain shot and trying to showcase an item as best as I can on a wiggly, impatient child. Photographing kids like this can bring many challenges for the mommy behind the camera.
Who loves Instagram?!? I must admit, it took me a while to warm up to it. At first, I was thinking, ‘Ugh… do we really need one more social media site and app?’ Soon enough, I was hooked. Why?? Well, it makes sharing and documenting the daily haps in your life so easy. How often do you whip out your huge DSLR to snap a picture of the giant calazone you just ordered? How often do you have your camera on hand when your kids are lined up on the floor doing planks? Or, when your husband is giving a ‘how much toilet paper to use’ lesson to the family? Hardly ever, right? But, the chances are pretty good that your handy-dandy phone is nearby to snap a quick photo. (By the way, those were all true stories.)
That’s where Instagram comes in…
I’m excited to finally get this post written! I frequently get emails asking for blogging tips for beginners, and I always wish I had the time to respond with a really helpful answer, more than just a paragraph. And, now I can direct readers to this post. There’s obviously a lot more I can […]