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Top 10 Photography Tips {Organic Bloom Frames #giveaway arv $200} AND chance to win Grand Prize valued over $2000

Not only does this post have the TOP TEN PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR TAKING PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILDREN, it also has some exciting giveaway opportunities for you, my readers.

Photography Tips

The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) chose 35 of the top mom bloggers across Canada to each host an exciting giveaway for our readers.  One reader from each of the 35 blogs will win a unique custom-designed frame (which are  exclusively sold to professional portrait photographers) from The Organic Bloom.

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It doesn’t end here, the winner from each of the blogs will be put into a random Grand Prize drawing as well.

This grand prize is valued at $2000 and includes a full professional photography session with Mandy Johnson. Mandy has photographed a number of celebrity clients and the exciting news is that NAPCP is going to fly Mandy out to the winner’s town so that the photography session can take place in the comfort of their own home! How cool is that?!?

As a mom of 2 young girls, I love taking photos of them. I often see some great moments that I want to capture on film , but the photo does not do the moment justice, and by the time I am ready to take another photo that picture perfect moment has long passed. My girls barely sit long enough to finish their dinner, never mind keeping them still to take a bunch of photos!

The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) sent along  a few ideas that may help us moms keep our sanity and actually capture some frame-worthy moments. I know I can use all the photography tips I can get!


Photography Tips

Now that we know some of the top photography tips, let’s get to the giveaway you have all been waiting for! Unlike most giveaways on Mommy Moment, this one will not be up long, so be sure to enter right away!

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One lucky Mommy Moment reader will win a unique custom-designed frame from Organic Bloom valued at $200. (The winner of this giveaway will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a photography session valued at $2000).

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  1. I loved all the tips especially getting down to their levels and not stop taking pictures! I figure with digital cameras you can just delete the bad ones and no harm done!

  2. Nena Sinclair says:

    I found the tip about paying attention to the background the most helpful. I often forget about that!

  3. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I like the get close up and personal…. those are my fave pics.

  4. Getting down on their level! That is the best tip ever! That and constant shooting!

  5. Take lots of pictures-don’t stop shooting. We had family photos done and the photographer took 600+ photos all so we could have a great Christimas card! Plus she caught some amazing candid shots of my boys just being themselves that although they will not be hung up on a wall they make me so happy to see because I will always be able to remember who my boys were at 1 and 4 years old.

  6. Getting on the same level as the kids is great. I have crawled around on my belly trying to get a good shot sometimes lol

  7. The tip I found most useful was to make it fun for them.

  8. Kim Barrett says:

    Get to know your camera! Twice, now, I’ve acquired a new camera, only to have my teen-aged daughter “borrow” it for so long that when I finally get my hands on it, I don’t know what to do! (Fortunately, my daughter takes beautiful pictures!)

  9. Show off their personality ~ because any child can sit there and smile…the real photos of what they’re really like make me happy. How they play, funny faces and just being themselves.

  10. I like the “Make it fun for them” tip.
    Thank you for the giveaway and the tips.

  11. Getting down to their level makes the photos so much better.

  12. Pay attention to the background. Had the cutest picture of kid 2, just to notice kid 1 naked in the far off background. D’oh.

  13. Krystal Wylie says:

    All the tips were great!! The one i found most interesting is to consider black and white…i’m usually very Anti black and white photos but maybe i’ll give it a try!

  14. the reminder to make it fun. smile, sit, over there, stop that face…..

  15. I always need to be reminded to get on her level – I’m very tall and she’s just 5, so my angles are often weird. I went into her room tonight and sat on the floor to take pictures of her reading to me, and they’re lovely.

  16. All of the the above tips a reminder for me, but i guess what i often forget to do is to bring my camera everywhere and often when i do that i snap a photo in my mind, with my eyes.

  17. The tip i found most interesting and helpful was Consider black and white

  18. Deb Dorrington says:

    All tips are great, the best for me is the first one, getting down to their level. I never thought about doing that before but it does make sense for better photos.

  19. get down to their level

  20. Bring Your Camera everywhere

  21. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I found all of the tips valuable but ‘get to know your camera’ more so. I actually won a terrific camera a while back and I am still intimidated by it…I know it sounds silly but it’s true. There are so many buttons and gadgets that I don’t know where to begin. The strangest thing is that my 11 year old son is great at taking photos with it. Perhaps he can give me a few lessons. 😉

  22. sharon boyle says:

    Black and white photos always stand out for me.

  23. Get down on their level and keep shooting.

  24. michelle riebeek says:

    Everything! Make it fun for them.

  25. Get to know your camera. I wish I didn’t have to think about how to set the aperture every time…wish it was just automatic.

  26. never stop shooting is my favourite since I need a lot of practice to take a nice photo

  27. I found all the tips helpful but I think I will try a few Black & White shots after reading your post.

  28. Eva Mitton says:

    Get on their level is a great tip to capture the candid shot of bewilderment and awe. I have an eight year old and have 100’s of staged shots. When I want that ONE gem, I get on my knees and have a conversation with my little guy as to what he is playing/thinking/feeling. Scoot to the kitchen – supposed snack time – peak around the corner and *CLICK*. My Da Vinci Masterpiece !

    eva mitton

  29. Elaine C. says:

    I’m horrible for not paying attention to the background or things around when I take pictures. I really need to make a mental note about that… 😉

  30. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says:

    Pay attention to the background. This is soooooooooooo important. One off item in the background can totally mess up a great photo.

  31. bring your camera everywhere.

  32. Bring your camera everywhere- you never know when a good picture will crop up.

  33. Never stop shooting and Lighting is key :)

  34. #3 Never stop shooting.

  35. Get on their level.

  36. shannon Heitt says:

    i think that getting on their level is a good tip. it also works well for taking pictures of your pets!

  37. always have your camera

  38. Adriana Fitzgerald says:

    Pay attention to the background…there are so many pictures I have taken with random things in behind my kids…

  39. Get up close and personal is a great tip!

  40. Sandra Schultz says:

    Bringing my camera everywhere is something very simple with my point and shoot. And it does come in handy – you never know when you’re going to need it when the kids are doing something hilarious.

  41. nikki robak says:

    get up close and personal

  42. They are all great tips but my most liked one is Paying attention to your background. It is so true that many times there is an unwanted *item/person* in the background and you dont notice it when the shot is being taken.

  43. jocelyn bernardin says:

    get up close and personal :)

  44. I found the tip about being on their level useful.

  45. The one about getting to know your camera. Mine has lots of features that I don’t even know what they’re for.

  46. I liked the consider black and white, were you talk about the babies blotchiness in the photos.

  47. Chris MacDonald says:

    Best tip is to experiment with black and white photography – it gives a whole new perspective on photography

  48. Bring your camera everywhere so you can catch those moments

  49. Susan Meyer says:

    Bring your camera everywhere as so many times I have missed photos and later thought I should have had my camera with me.

  50. I liked the reminder to check to see what is in the background.

  51. To change the camera’s mode to continus shooting to capture a good pick.

  52. Silvana Cox says:

    Lots of great ideas. I find practice helps me take better pictures. I try and make the most of the background in the picture too.

  53. The first one, getting down to their level. GREAT tip!

  54. Jacquie Hess says:

    Get on their level.

  55. Consider black and white…I love pictures like that! Great option!

  56. pay attention to the background. never fails I get a good shot, but failed to look at the background and catch things I really wish I hadn’t!

  57. sueboobadoo says:

    Knowing your camera is soooo important

  58. to bring my camera EVERYWHERE. there are so many times i wish i had my camera with me but did not.

  59. The get to know your camera tip – It’s overwhelming but nice to know the three I should look at first.

  60. I like the tips about making it fun and showing off their personalities. Looking back at photos these types of shots are usually our favourite!

  61. nicolthepickle says:

    Get on their level is what I need to remember sometimes. On a side note my one year old said Cheese for the very first time today, and yes, I was taking a picture.

  62. I found the tip about getting on their level most helpful

  63. i found the tip most helpful : getting on their level

  64. I like the tip about getting down to their level

  65. Never stop shooting

  66. I like the tip about making it fun for them

  67. gibberish (Julie G.) says:

    I like the tip about using black & white. I’ve done a lot of this myself & the results were stunning.

  68. Never stop shooting! Finding the perfect moment when both of my girls are looking at the camera! Same as getting on their level…nothing is fun about pictures where you’re a giant and making them look smaller!

  69. the tip i found most useful was the consider black and white, i actually love how black and white looks so i love this tip!

  70. Lori Bazan says:

    Great tips and love your blog! Never stop shooting is my fave tip!

  71. Get to know your camera. So important!

  72. Judy Williams says:

    Get down to their level and make sure you capture their personality

  73. The tip I find the most useful is to take your camera everywhere.

  74. Tara Gauthier says:

    Getting on the kids level is a great tip!

  75. Get to know your camera. If you don’t know what your camera can do, you don’t get the most use of it.


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