Hi Everyone, it's Susan here today with a photo tip of sorts to share with you. One of our first thoughts when snapping photos of our kids and family is to capture expressions and faces -- But there is also so much that can be captured in through an image taken from behind the scene.
I got down in the sand (so that I was at the same height level as my youngest son) to snap this shot of my boys and hubby at the beach on vacation. I love that the vantage point of the shot makes you feel like you're right there, walking along with them.
I also love that by snapping a shot like this from behind (without the obvious facial expressions to focus on), that your focus is then drawn to smaller details - like baby feet wading through wet sand! I used this photo on a travel page that was included in my Elmwood Park gallery.
A second example of this photo tip to shoot from behind the action, is another shot of my boys (again taken on the beach! because that is where we spend a big chunk of our time)...
I snapped this as we got to the beach one afternoon, right before they both made a mad dash to the water and as I was sitting down in the sand to keep an eye on them - and I love the fact that it captures their small little shadows, side-by-side. The lack of facial expression in this photo, focuses your attention to their joined hands and cute shadows - details that might be lost otherwise.
I hope this post and these examples inspire you to try to change things up a bit in your own pics!