Ten Tips for Taking Better Photographs of Your Child

You cherish all the photos you have of your children, but perhaps you wish they looked a bit...better? Not your kids - they're gorgeous, but your photos. There are some simple things every parent can do to improve the photos they take of their children and we were delighted to hear from photographer/mother Sabra Krock who has been sharing her best kids photography advice in a series on Estella NYC's blog.Sabra's advice is heavy on practical wisdom with a few technical pointers thrown in, but you do not have to own an expensive camera or even feel comfortable with photo jargon to benefit. For example, in her most recent post she talks about framing your subject to tell a fuller story. It's tempting to want your child to be the front-and-center star of every photograph, but you miss the context of the day or their surroundings.

Tip #4 in Sabra's series is especially important - Don't Forget Yourself. Whether you're shy or just have a hard time logistically getting in the shot, she reminds us how essential it is to find ways to get ourselves in the picture.

You can find all Sabra's sage advice on Estella NYC. She suggests starting with Tip #1 and working your way to #10. You can see more of her work on her NYC-based photography site, Sabra Krock Kids Photography.

(Images: Sabra Krock Kids Photography)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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