PRESS RELEASE: Renowned Photographer And Author Of "How To Photograph Your Baby" Nick Kelsh Reveals Simple Secrets Behind Beautiful Baby Photos
New How-To DVD Advises Parents to Get Closer, Use Natural Light, and Keep the Camera Clicking for Professional Photo Results
Philadelphia, PA – July 14, 2009 – For millions of proud new parents, snapping frame-worthy photos of their babies often resulted in disappointment, frustration and ultimately a costly trip to the local portrait studio. Nick Kelsh, renowned photographer and author of eight photography books including the best-selling book “How to Photograph Your Baby” and “Naked Babies,” is introducing an easy-steps DVD that will have parents everywhere creating beautifully composed baby pictures in just a few minutes. “How to Photograph Your Baby” (DVD) is a warm, entertaining, and poignant look at common photography mistakes and offers simple, fun and effective ways to instantly improve results with a few quick tips.
“How to Photograph Your Baby” DVD is available now at http://www.howtophotographyourbaby.com for $24.95.
“Simplicity is really the secret ingredient to creating a great photo of your child,” says Nick Kelsh, who emphasizes that taking great pictures of your kids requires little-to-no technical background in photography. “As a parent, you have 24/7 access to your child and the most precious moments occur in the home - not in a photographer’s studio. This DVD was created to help you prepare for those moments, capture memories effortlessly and compose images that you will be proud to share for years to come,” added Kelsh.
“Get in close, lose the flash and don’t be afraid to take lots of shots are the first three tips I always offer parents,” Kelsh said. “And there are many more easy-to-master secrets that will dramatically improve photographic results. The goal of this DVD is not to turn parents into professional photographers, but to help parents create stunning pictures with a minimum of effort, fancy equipment or technicality,” Kelsh adds.
Tip #1: Get Closer to Your Baby
Don’t be shy when photographing your baby. Get closer and avoid all the background clutter that distracts viewers from the most important element in the photo – your baby. “Parents who take pictures of their babies never see all the background objects that often ruin the picture. All they see is their beautiful child. Don’t be afraid to get closer to your baby and try to be as conscious about the things you don’t want in the picture as much as what you do want.”
Tip #2: Natural Light Is Key
Using flash in dark environments or for taking snapshots at parties is fine – but shut the flash off when photographing your baby. Instead, Kelsh suggests using natural light to create a softer, more attractive photograph. “Move your baby closer to any light source – a sunbeam coming through a window, under a skylight, even peering out an open door,” says Kelsh. “You will immediately see a drastic improvement in the quality of light and if you follow the “get closer’ tip, your baby will appreciate you turning the flash off too.”
Tip #3: Take Lots of Pictures
If you’re thinking, you’re probably not shooting – so just keep your finger on the shutter. One of the great advantages to digital photography is that there is no added cost to taking lots of photos versus just a few. The more photos you snap, the greater the odds for an album filled with priceless images. Nick Kelsh dubs this the ‘luck factor.’
“Many people don’t realize how many thousands of photos professional photographers take just to get the few really good ones we see in Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine and even our favorite daily newspapers,” explains Kelsh. “Don’t be afraid to keep shooting, because it’s your best guarantee for that one perfect picture.”
“How to Photograph Your Baby” DVD is a helpful, step-by-step instructional look at how to frame, light and effectively compose beautiful images of your baby. Special sections include tips on capturing the personality of your child, as well as how to file and display selected photos. “How to Photograph Your Baby” DVD is available now at http://www.howtophotographyourbaby.com for $24.95.
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(First posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 14:32 EDT)