Today’s subject on the list is “taking photos of your “someone you love”.
When taking photos of the people around you, it involves some real feelings, at least that is what we all hope. Your family, your girlfriend or boyfriend, your baby, your parents, and on and on. So many people to think about when you are thinking of your loved ones. One thing I want to mention right now is that you NEED to take photos of your loved ones regularly. One of the most tragic things you can have happen, is to lose someone, and then not have any good pictures of them to remember them by. Please plan on taking photos of your loved ones.
Here are some good tips to taking pictures of your loved ones:
1- Take serious photos, like portraits, of the people you love for a real remembrance of them. Tell them you need to practice taking portraits.
2- If you have older people in the family, especially get some close-up photos of them. And tell them how much you love them. It will bring a smile to them.
3- Have someone help you take a picture of your own family, doing something you like to do, or enjoy. This way you capture your own family. Don’t forget that.
4- As a photographer, you too need to have your photo taken. I know I always took photos of the family, but, later on in life, there was no pictures of me, because I was always taking the pictures. I was the one behind the camera.
5- When you have family together, have your camera ready to take photos. Get those moments of the family having fun, laughing, really seeing the love you have in your family. Take a lot of photos, because then the family will expect that there will be good photos taken, because you take a lot of pictures.
6- Pets can be a very important part of a family. If you have pets, get the photos of the pet interacting with the family member. Then you have photos of the family member and the pet, and that is a winning photo, years down the road.
7- Take photos at school events or other events that the family might be involved in. Those are just memories to keep forever.
8- And then don’t forget about your own special loved one, your wife, husband, or significant other. Make this picture special that you will hang on the wall.
When taking pictures of your family remember to include them in happy activities, and then be prepared to take photos of them in their best moods. Take close up or single photos of everyone in your family so you will always have a recent photo of everyone in your family. And finally, don’t forget to get a picture of you as well.