How to Take Good Photos of Your baby

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  1. martyn

    Great post. I’ve got some awesome pictures of my two…Although I am incredibly lucky that both of my nieces are professional photographers. Although my two are now completely aware that they’re blogging children and know that I’ll snap and blog at the earliest opportunity….I still take as many as possible.

    • Al Ferguson

      guilty as well :)
      oh to be a bloggers child eh!

  2. The DADventurer (Dave)

    Good post and useful information – my rule of thumb is pretty much to take 10 photos and one of them will end up decent and be good enough for the blog / social media :)

    • Al Ferguson

      And good enough to put in a photo album or in a frame. Thanks for your comment buddy!

  3. Lisa

    Fab post, will be trying some of these tips. Thanks! :)

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you. Good luck :)

  4. Jeff Page (aka Hectic-Dad)

    I think I was granted 8 kids so that I might get it right in my photos eventually. Thank goodness I’ve got a grandson *and* vastly more forgiving and capable equipment. These are really good tips. I wish I’d known this before taking the four semesters of photography at university…they would’ve saved a lot of poorly framed photos!

  5. Kaye

    Great post, I’ve recently bought a new camera and am still trying to get to grips with aperture and ISO so this post has come along at the perfect time.

  6. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks

    Marvellous post! I need to get better the toddlers early days were caught on camera then iPhone, now we just use the camera on holidays! I need to get better!!!

    And its nice to now know the person behind that famous photo I’ve seen it everywhere!!!!

  7. Helena Clarke

    I must say that this is slightly beyond my capabilities. I have always been a point and shoot person (I was going to say photographer, but realised that would be conferring a level of skill and expertise on myself that I do not possess!) and I grab the nearest phone or camera and try to catch the moment. I love the advice though and will try a bit harder next time to capture the perfect shot!

  8. Amy

    Great post and what a gorgeous photo. I need to learn as much as I can about the settings on my DSLR sometimes it’s very hit and miss but I eventually get an ok shot most of the time. Loved this, thanks :)

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you – my wife actually took it!

  9. Serko

    Pre-children I used to be really into photography. Now I just don’t seem to have as much time. I’ll definitely have to try and set aside some time to take proper photos rather than quick snaps with the phone. #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson

      Exactly, and when you have a million and one things to take out the house with you, the camera bag is the last thing on the list!

    • Al Ferguson

      They’re definitely not as convenient as phones, but you can get some awesome pics.

  10. Dawn of the Dad

    Great post! I can highly recommend this tutorial for budding new photographers. Looks like the training has paid off with that great shot Al.

    I have one more question for your teacher, which budget software editing package would he recommend for those of us that can’t afford the likes of Photoshop?

    • Al Ferguson

      Thanks buddy! I’ll definitely ask him for you – if I haven’t come back to you shortly, give me nudge!

  11. Alice Young

    Great post. I find Amelia just doesn’t stay still long enough for me to take photos. When she was just sitting my photo’s used to be much better now she runs away! I usually end up taking sooo many photos and sifting through hoping that one is good enough! Thanks for hosting the linky again!

    • Al Ferguson

      That is the trick with kids – short shutter speed so you can capture them on the move!

  12. Gráinne Reid

    Great tips, I’ve always been snap happy although I have got to take out my actual camera more often as use my phone for pics too often! Thanks for sharing

    • Al Ferguson

      Camera phones have totally changed the world of photography!

  13. Kevin@doubletroubledaddy

    Great tips. I have gotten some good photos, but most have just been luck. The twins have yet to discover that i have turned them into “blogger’s children” as of yet, but i’m sure that when they do, they will make my life a living hell…lol

    • Al Ferguson

      Ha! I bet they will! Thanks for the comment

  14. Misunderstood Mummy

    Great post! Will definitely use some of these tips, I usually just take a ridiculous amount of the same thing and hope one of them is decent ;) xx

  15. Loz

    Love this…I so agree about them not being babies for long, photos are such an awesome way of reliving memories – especially those tiny newborn shots, were they really that tiny?!

  16. Tommy

    Great advice. Maybe I should consider investing in a camera instead of relying on my phone :)

  17. Urban Mumble

    Great tips! I need to get more active and take more photos of my second baby. The first one gets photographed all the time, the second and consecutive babies not so much. Maybe I will make it up in quality of photos with the help of this post :)

  18. Lisa Cornwell (@mummascribbles)

    Great tips…I have hundreds of photos of Zach when he was a baby! I look forward to your next post ‘how to take good photos of your toddler’…a much much harder task!! #bigfatlinky

  19. Gary Mathews

    Good tutorial, I think most of us just get a good picture by plain ole dumb luck with our phones LOL.

  20. casey grice

    Ahhh! This just reminds me that I finally need to take the time to learn how to use our nice camera properly. I could get such better pics. Thanks Al.

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