Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Secret To Getting One Great Photo Of A Small Child
The problem is that young children are often moving entirely too fast to get a clear shot.
And sometimes they just want to get too close to the camera.
Other times they refuse to look at the camera.
Or simply leave the scene all together.
They might close their eyes just when you push the button.
Or give you a fake smile.
Or even worse, close their eyes and produce a fake smile at the same time.
On occasion, there will just be a blank stare as they wonder why the camera is pointed at them again!
You could, of course, wait until they are completely still to get a great shot.
However, the true secret to capturing the perfect shot is simply . . . . . take lots of photos!
And somewhere in the midst of them will be a gem.
And, if you're lucky, maybe even four.
I know, it's really a very simple secret, but it works every time! If you have any other tips for getting a great photo of a small child, please be sure to let me know what they are in the comments. I want to be prepared next time I see this cutie pie!