A child's birthday party is filled with memories: The excitement of opening gifts, the silliness of blowing out candles, the joy of sharing the day with friends, and all the birthday fun in between. Be ready to capture those candid moments by honing your photo skills.
Rather than focusing on technical skills, open your creative eye to the unexpected moments. These tips will help you create happy birthday pictures with stories to enjoy forever.
Editor's Tip: Framing your subject within an image gives it emphasis and can add to your story. Look for naturally occurring frames, such as windows, doorways, tree branches, and intersecting lines, in which to position your subject for the most impact.
Birthday parties celebrate milestones. A photo essay can help you document the story of the birthday party more effectively. For instance, a photo of your daughter blowing out birthday candles may simply reveal that it was her third birthday. But a series of shots showing her opening a great gift and smearing cake all over her pretty dress shows how much she enjoyed her third birthday.
Create a photo story that opens the book to the birthday tales you'll want to retell for years. Use these ideas to capture your child's birthday story in photos.
Long after the party is over, your photos will hold all the memories of the day. Tell your child's birthday party stories with pictures that you'll love to share year after year.