Photography is one of my passions. I love taking photos, I love printing them, I love putting them into photo albums or putting them into picture frames on our walls. Before I had three kids, I would only use my big SLR camera when taking photos of the family. However, now that I have three and now that phones have pretty good cameras, most of the time, these days, I will rely on my iPhone to do all the picture taking. I wrote this post a few years ago – 4 Indoor Small Space Photography Tips where I showed you how I take photos of my kids at home in a really small space. I took them with my SLR.
Here is that same space, just now with three kids! As you can see, since that time I have painted that wall white. I love white walls because not only do they reflect light and can brighten up the area, but it also gives you somewhat of a blank canvas to work with.
I took these Halloween photos of my kids on my iPhone this weekend. As you can tell, the colors really pop against the white wall. The lighting is still great here which is why I love to shoot indoors in this spot. In my other article on small space photography, I showed you a floral garland that I got from Etsy to make the space more decorative. I did the same with this spot, only this time I used Halloween themed banners. The big Boo balloon banner and bats are from Walmart, the black star banner is from Amazon here.
The key things to remember are:
- When looking for an indoor spot to take photos of your kids is to look for a spot with lots of natural light. This spot the sun was shining in so I had to use my curtains over on the left-hand side to diffuse the harsh sun rays that were coming through to distribute the light more evenly.
- Remember to use banners or garlands or some kind of prop in the photos to make things a bit more interesting. Amazon is a great place to find cute, cheap photo props!
- When it comes to editing it doesn’t matter where you do the editing but some editing is usually always needed, either to brighten the photo up or even to help the colors pop. For editing, I am still using Lightroom mobile. I have created my own edit and I just saved that as a preset that I use to apply to all of my photos. You can see more of my photos on Instagram @thestoryoffive. You can see some more of my favorite editing apps here.
See how we made the fog for our Halloween photos here.