TIP #1: Natural Light
- Take photos during the day; open the curtains to let more light in.
- Shoot different parts of your space when the light is best; you want the space to be bright, but avoid the sun directly streaming through your windows, which may create spots that are too bright and dark.
- Turn off the lights; they can cast unwanted shadows and change the color of photos.
TIP #2: Tidy Up!
- Clutter can be distracting in photo. Remove items that make your space look messy.
TIP #3: Consider Composition
For shots that are staged, take a test photo. Ask youself: Is there something in the scene that doesn’t work? Could you move something or add a splash of color to make the photo more interesting?
TIP #4: Take a Mix of Staged and Candid Photos
You can take pictures of your space with or without children present.
With parents' permission, take candid pictures of children engaging in activities.
Ask a family member to take photos of you while you’re interacting with children.
For your About Me website page, you can use either a candid photo of you that includes children or a posed picture.
Do It Yourself
- No scheduling required