So she gives some tricks for the best shots using a standard point-and-shoot:
- Shoot indoor shots during the day to avoid the flash. Natural light looks so much better than artificial light
- Shooting outside,at a park, the beach, etc. always make for beautiful photos because of the scenery
- The best time of the day to shoot outside are dawn and dusk, when the sun shines softly and gives photos a nice coloring
- Show off your belly. Lift your top a bit and be proud of your baby's home
- Avoid heavy patterns in clothing as they will hide the shape of your belly
- Light colors work better at contouring the shape of the belly
- Make your belly stand out: put one hand on the top of the bump and one hand at the bottom
- Play with angles: the subject does not always have to face the camera.Move around, show your profile, and have the photographer (hubby, daughter, sister, etc) move around as well
- Play with editing -- make photos black and white, enhance the color, make them sepia. A good and easy (and free!) program is paint.net.
The main rule is to have fun and feel the love for your baby, which will come across in the pictures!
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