Just so ya know: This post was created in partnership with Canon Camera.
I’ve been having so much fun playing with Little Magician and my Canon Rebel SL1! I’ve also been loving the updated Baby Moments Facebook app – revamped this week with tons more baby picture-takin’ fun!
Our photo shoot continued with some great shots using tips from Stephanie Robin – the award-winning baby photographer who assisted with the creation of the app:
Airborne: Grandma helped me out with this shot, hoisting LM up for an aerial shot. Make sure you have a toy on hand or you sing a song to keep baby’s eyes on yours for a great picture.
Sleeping: A simple shot, but get different views by taking it from different angles and playing with the camera settings.
I’ve been addicted to the Canon SL1 since I received it. Discovering menu settings for creative filters like black & white and fish eye views have given me bang for my photo buck. I’ve been able to toss my camera in my purse and head out for the day, capturing great shots on the go. I learn a new skill or trick every time I shoot with it, and can’t wait to see what other special moments I’m able to document! Speaking of special moments, I took some photos during LM’s first snow day! Here’s a shot:
She was so confused by the snowflakes falling on her face – adorable!
The Baby Moments app added some cool features – you can now create personalized magazine covers with your little one, and also make beautiful birth announcement posters! Check out my little ‘Famous Baby’:
Some photography tips I’ve learned:
- Lighting is everything. Adjust your positioning around your light source and see how bright/shadowy your photos come out.
- Toys are a photoshoot savior! Have them to keep your baby focused, or let them play and get some cute candids.
- Get in and get out. I’m not sure about your little one, but LM isn’t a fan of doing any one thing for too long. Keep it fun and fresh, but keep your photoshoots short.
If you have a baby or know a baby, definitely check out Canon’s Baby Moments Facebook app – from the novice to the photography expert, you’ll find something there to help you create beautiful and fun photos of the special little human.
Now – what you all have been waiting for: the winner of the Selphy CP900 Wireless Compact Photo printer! There were so many great comments on last week’s post and lots of people chiming in on Twitter. It was a tough decision, but congrats to Sophia Campbell-Johnson! Please email me at bee[at]thebrownsugamama[dot]com to discuss details!
Thanks again to everyone who entered, and thank you to Canon Canada for the #BabyMoments fun!