How to take great pictures at your child's birthday party

Worried you won't capture all the kodak moments on your camera of your child's birthday party? Find out how to take the perfect pictures of a bunch of antsy and energetic kids without missing a single thing!

take great pictures at your child's birthday party

Find out how to take great pictures at your child’s birthday party!

Parents often are too busy playing host and trying to capture all the kodak moments at their child’s birthday party. It’s a constant struggle to take good birthday pictures so that the memories can live on forever and be shared with friends and family. With all those little feet running around, who can possibly keep track of it all? There are some ways you can take great pictures at your child’s birthday party without missing a single moment on camera. It may take a little work but you can do it with these tips:

The right spot and moments to take great pictures at your child’s birthday party
Choosing the right spot may take you the longest. You want to find a place that is close to the party but quiet enough to concentrate. Look for an area with a little room to move around, which has good lighting. Once you find the perfect spot, you want to make sure to capture the following things or moments by the end of the party: Decorations, food, guests, kids in action, games, blowing of the candles, cake cutting, opening of gifts, and a lot of pictures of the birthday boy/girl. This step is essential when it comes to trying to take great pictures at your child’s birthday party.

Make a game of it
Set up a picture booth with fun props to take great pictures at your child’s birthday party. Don’t forget to have a theme and or crazy background. If they think it is a game, kids will participate more easily. The whole idea behind a birthday party is to have fun and act silly. These snaps can be given to each kid as a fun keepsake for them to cherish.

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Making memories to last a lifetime
Invest in a digital camera or professional DSLR camera, which will help in taking high resolution pictures and will also allow you to have a great way to store them as well. These are the memories you will want to cherish forever. You can use these snaps to create a scrap book to show your child when they get older.

Getting them to focus
When kids are smaller, it’s harder to get them to focus on the camera. Make sure to get their attention before they blow out the candles or cut the cake, so that they know which direction to look in. The key to great pictures is to make sure your subject is aware of where to look and doesn’t move too fast — causing blurry pictures.

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Once you have all the birthday pictures you want, enjoy the party. Making a schedule and sticking to it will allow you to have more time to enjoy the actual party. All you need is a little imagination and some creativity to host the best birthday party your child will ever have and will always remember through pictures as well.

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