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5 September 2014

5 top tips for seizing those perfect pictures this autumn

You should always make the most of your time away, whether it be luxury Cornwall cottages short breaks , long weekends or even a full week’s worth of holiday time. You should aim to capture those special moments as a family with a variety of pictures that can be reminisced over for years to come- after all, a picture tells a thousand words, and makes for great story telling as well.

Take a look at our top 5 tips for your best summer family photos ever!


Being impulsive is great!

When you’re thinking of taking a picture, don’t make the mistake of thinking you have to get everyone to pause what they are doing in order to ‘say cheese’ for the camera. It’s a sure thing that some of the best photos ever taken are, and always will be, captured completely spontaneously.


Lights, Camera, Action!

Hopefully most of your summer photo snaps will take place while out enjoying the glorious outdoors. This will give you the perfect opportunity to use the natural lighting to your advantage. If you want a photo to look just right then the right lighting is essential. You should avoid having the main focus of you picture being stood directly in front of a very harshly lit backdrop. Look to have the person face toward the light, or if it’s an object try changing the angle you capture from.


Don’t miss out on the action.

It’s an age old problem that one poor soul goes through whenever there’s a photo of the family being snapped. We are of course talking about the one person who’s absent from the shots 99% of the time. This person is usually the resident family photographer. It’s easy to neglect this person when getting in some of the shots to be fair, but don’t let this happen on your holiday. Simply pass the camera around to a different set of hands so that you don’t get home and wonder if you were ever there in the first place because you were hiding behind the lens!


Don’t look down! 

It’s important to dodge the idea of taking photos when looking down on a subject through the lens. Try opting to take your pictures from his or her eye level instead. With smaller subjects like children and pets, it’s a good idea to kneel down so that you can capture photos of their perspective results in dynamic, unforgettable shots. 


Your phone is smart, you should be too.

In case you weren’t aware, the megapixels for images taken with the camera on the back of most smartphones these days are far superior to that of those taken with the camera on the front. So it pretty sound advice that you should always try to use the camera on the back when possible. Additionally, the quality of your pictures become significantly reduced when you apply the zoom feature on your phone. Because of this you should try to move closer to a subject, when possible, as opposed to zooming from distance.

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