Certain gestures and expressions that babies make have a special kind of cuteness that only apply at that particular phase of their lives. You'll want to take lots of pictures to preserve these precious childhood memories. Here, I will talk about how to capture even more adorable pictures of a baby's gestures. (Edited by: Camera Biyori, Photos by: Shino Chikura)
Take a brighter shot to bring out the cuteness in the picture
Babies make a variety of gestures such as when they open their little mouths widely as they yawn or when they burp after drinking milk. How should you capture such adorable moments? Here's a tip—the trick is to use exposure compensation to take a brighter photo. I recommend this as it will serve to accentuate the soft feel of the baby.
In this mode, the camera automatically determines the aperture and shutter speed to match the subject. Since you can use the exposure compensation function , this mode is suitable for changing the brightness to what you desire.
"A Small Tongue Sticking Out"
[Shooting Conditions]Shooting location (weather): Indoors (cloudy)Lighting condition: Backlight shining in from behind the subjectsExposure compensation: Approximately +2
A frame among the many shots that I took of a baby being coaxed by her sister. Since there was backlight, I took care not to let the baby appear too dark. Of the many shots I took while I lay sprawled together with them, one of them turned out to be of the baby mischievously sticking out her tongue!
[Shooting Conditions]Shooting location (weather): Indoors (cloudy)Lighting condition: Indoor lightingExposure compensation: Approximately +2
This photo of a baby yawning was taken less than a week after the baby was born. I focused on the lips of the baby’s cute, little mouth which opened all the way as she yawned. The face was placed in a vertical position covering the whole screen so that the entire expression could be captured clearly.
Photographer and mother of two girls, one aged 4 and the other, a 1-year-old. After graduating from university, she went to Germany to study under Andre Rival and Ulrike Schamoni before going independent.
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