Celebrating Mother's Day With Child Photographer Shikha Khanna

Published by WPC Official Blog on Nov'22,2017

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Celebrating Mother's Day With Child Photographer Shikha Khanna

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Image Credits to Kids Say Cheese

With the popularity of smartphones, photography today has very much become a part of our daily lives. Being a baby and family photographer, I have noticed that parents often struggle to take great photos of their children and loved ones "You can get a great picture because you are a professional photographer, " they often say. 

However, I always believe that every mother is fully equipped to take great photos of their children if they just paid attention. Today, devices like the iPhone have every possible setting to help you shoot like a professional. There are many technical courses available online, like the one WPC is launching soon. Despite such vast knowledge being easily available, why do we miss on to capturing those great moments?The secret lies not in a great camera but in the little things that we doHere are a few tips that can help you capture a great photo of your children every time.

Treat Babies Like Individuals

As someone who photographs children for a living, I have learned that you need to respect space and not do things they don't like. If they hate wearing a cap, then photograph them without it. If they don't want to wear a particular colour, that's good too.

Let Them Be

Don’t give kids instructions about what to do in front of the camera. Aim to photograph their innocence and their free-spirited childhood. When it comes to babies do not put them in situations that are uncomfortable to them. With just a little bit of background change and without disturbing them too, much you can capture some magical images

Take Pictures At Eye Level

We tend to take pictures from a higher angle. Sit down at their eye level - this makes them feel that you are part of their world.

Too Much Equipment Can Scare Kids

Keep the people present at a shoot, and the equipment used, to a minimum.

Be patient

Do not try to engage children for a photo shoot if they’re not feeling up to it. If needed, you can come back another day or try and uplift their mood before you take their photo. Make photography a pleasant experience

Excitement And Fun

Last but not the least, make the photography experience a lot more fun. Kids will respond to fun and not a regimented, strict photoshoot. Create fun experiences like playing a game, or using a bath tub with water balloons and bubbles - all this not only adds to the photo but also make the kids smile and laugh, creating photos filled with joy.

These rules seem simple, but they’ve made all the difference in my career as a photographer.

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

Check out this video of Shikha shooting and having fun with kids,

 Written by Shikha Khanna


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Image Credits to Kids Say Cheese

With the popularity of smartphones, photography today has very much become a part of our daily lives. Being a baby and family photographer, I have noticed that parents often struggle to take great photos of their children and loved ones "You can get a great picture because you are a professional photographer, " they often say. 

However, I always believe that every mother is fully equipped to take great photos of their children if they just paid attention. Today, devices like the iPhone have every possible setting to help you shoot like a professional. There are many technical courses available online, like the one WPC is launching soon. Despite such vast knowledge being easily available, why do we miss on to capturing those great moments?The secret lies not in a great camera but in the little things that we doHere are a few tips that can help you capture a great photo of your children every time.

Treat Babies Like Individuals

As someone who photographs children for a living, I have learned that you need to respect space and not do things they don't like. If they hate wearing a cap, then photograph them without it. If they don't want to wear a particular colour, that's good too.

Let Them Be

Don’t give kids instructions about what to do in front of the camera. Aim to photograph their innocence and their free-spirited childhood. When it comes to babies do not put them in situations that are uncomfortable to them. With just a little bit of background change and without disturbing them too, much you can capture some magical images

Take Pictures At Eye Level

We tend to take pictures from a higher angle. Sit down at their eye level - this makes them feel that you are part of their world.

Too Much Equipment Can Scare Kids

Keep the people present at a shoot, and the equipment used, to a minimum.

Be patient

Do not try to engage children for a photo shoot if they’re not feeling up to it. If needed, you can come back another day or try and uplift their mood before you take their photo. Make photography a pleasant experience

Excitement And Fun

Last but not the least, make the photography experience a lot more fun. Kids will respond to fun and not a regimented, strict photoshoot. Create fun experiences like playing a game, or using a bath tub with water balloons and bubbles - all this not only adds to the photo but also make the kids smile and laugh, creating photos filled with joy.

These rules seem simple, but they’ve made all the difference in my career as a photographer.

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

By Shikha Khanna

Check out this video of Shikha shooting and having fun with kids,

 Written by Shikha Khanna