This is the art of taking pictures against a bright natural or artificial light source. Mothers would love to bring out beautiful silhouettes of their children. By taking pictures with, for example, the sun directly behind your kid, it will give a glowing outline to the kid’s silhouette. But the subject, in this case your child, will be darker than normal in the picture.
Black and white pictures
Always a classic way of focusing more on the expression and background, instead of the colours. Digital cameras have the inbuilt function of taking monochromatic pictures directly while shooting, so you can immediately check out how a particular snap fares as black and white.
Change the point of focus
You will be surprised how good a picture might turn up if you simply change the object of focus in a frame. For example, instead of focusing on your child, focus on what he is holding, or playing with. The kid would still be in the frame, but the focus would be on the activity instead of a person.
Experiment in the night
Master the art of night photography to capture expressions and shadows which you won’t find during the day. Do keep practicing because one needs to be in sync with camera workings to master it.
Selfies by kids
If your child is old enough to understand and handle a camera, let him/her take selfies. With the right background and light, selfies can turn out to be amazing pictures. Give a humorous spin to the pictures, but staging a selfie if you kid is too small. You can ask them to put a hand on the camera while you can do the clicking for them.