Happy National Sibling Day! 5 Tips to Photographing Siblings
Photography Tutorials for Capturing Siblings
Happy National Siblings Day! I still get sad thinking of the 365 siblings project I stopped mid-year (The Meaning of Siblings). I had just found out that my child’s images were stolen for the last year. A nervous wreck, I ceased the project immediately. (If you like drama, read about it here.) It was the right decision at the time, but I do admit – I wish I would have finished the project.
The legacy of siblings has never ceased to diminish in my family. My greatest hope as a mother is that my two children remain a foundation of family legacy after I’m gone. The hopes I hold for my two are as strong as ever. So, in honor of National Siblings Day, we celebrate!
Though not federally recognized (like Mother’s or Father’s Day), the governors of 45 states have officially issued proclamations to recognize Siblings Day in their state since 1998. Sibing Day is celebrated April 10th and was founded by Claudia Evart, to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom died. The Siblings Day Foundation was incorporated in 1997 and achieved non-profit status in 1999.
I love photography, but there’s always more to learn. Even more so is learning how to shoot my two very different kids – what their best angles are, how to catch their attention and what minimum shutter speed my crazy boy needs!
Here are 5 Photography Tips to capturing your babies together and happy!
4. Keep Shutter Speeds High: To avoid blurred chaos, keep the shutter speeds high when shooting siblings. Many DSLR have a Shutter Speed Priority setting (Tv on Canon) that make it easier. On the flip side, document movement of older kids jumping on a trampoline or running together to create a different feel.
What tips do you have for capturing amazing pictures of your babies together?