1. Opt Outside
Apart from the fact that natural lighting is best for taking high quality images (unless you use photography lights indoors), nature creates a nice back drop for images. Try to find spots with lots of surrounding greenery and you are good to go.
2. Go to A Spot That They Love
If they are comfortable in the environment they are in, they will more likely want to cooperate. After all, you want to capture them when they are happy and smiling rather than when they are grumpy. For example, playgrounds are a good place for photoshoots with your kiddos.
3. Catch them in their element
Don't force them to pose. They won't enjoy that and it doesn't really represent who they are anyway. They are kids, let them be little. As a result, you will capture many real moments of their childhood - what a treasure!
Do you have any more tips for us? Let us know in the comments below!
In the web design class I teach, a few questions always pop up, so I figured I will write a blog post about them to answer these once and for all.
1. Why do I need to pay for hosting annually?
Even though your website exists on the world wide web, it does actually have a "physical" location in form of a server on which your data is saved. In order for your website to work you need to continuously keep your data on that server. If the data is deleted, the website disappears. Thus, you basically pay for your online storage space so that your website is up on the web 24/7.
2. Can I use images that I took on my phone?
Yes, you can. However, before you use any images on your website, they should be optimized for the web. Namely, they need to be resized to a small file size, so that your website loads quickly and runs smoothly. This is especially important if your website is going to have a lot of images on them. You can read my post about how to resize images for the web here.
3. I added keywords to my website, why am I not showing up on Google?
Adding SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords to your website will not automatically make your website pop up on Google. It can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months for Google to pick up your website. The good news is your SEO results should grow over time, so your Google ranking may change over time as well. However, we cannot control how Google ranks websites, we can only control our SEO settings. Thus, you technically cannot 100% guarantee that your SEO settings will work perfectly. But we can do our best and forget the rest ;)
Keep in mind, it is best to add keywords, a meta description and a page title to each page of your website.
Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments below and I will answer them!
Sweet baby Marielle is turning ONE year old, which was the perfect opportunity for a mini shoot of her and her family.
What would you like to have pictures taken of? Contact me today. I would love to work with you!
A week ago, I returned to Professional Acupuncture & Physical Therapy, a local acupuncture clinic, to take more pictures of patients being treated with acupuncture. Here are a few of the images I captured.
Have you ever considered or done acupuncture? Tell me your experience with acupuncture below.
I'd love to hear how acupuncture helped you.
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