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8 Tips For Capturing Magical Everyday Moments In Your Home

Here are 8 top tips on how you can ensure you never miss a shot of your loved ones and family members that should be cherished for a lifetime.

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Pictures provide a perfect way to document every milestone moment with your family and the most treasured images are captured from everyday, simple and unique moments. The following eight tips will come in handy if you want to capture and document everyday moments in your home with authenticity, beauty, and emotions.


1. Use the camera at hand

You do not have to own the most expensive camera to take amazing photos of your loved ones. The best camera is often the one you have at hand. You could use your phone’s camera to capture some of the most treasured and meaningful moments with your family.

It is worth noting that some of the most magical moments are often gone within the blink of an eye, so you should ensure that your camera is within reach at all times. You could carry your smartphone in your back pocket every time or create a central location in your home to store your camera. You just have to ensure that it is easily accessible. Remember to leave enough storage space on your memory card and keep the batteries charged at all times.


2. Embrace the mess

With your children and pets running around the house, the space is often chaotic. Instead of waiting until your home is more immaculate to take pictures, embrace the chaos and find the right angles to capture magical moments with your family and convert them into unique home decor pieces with Canvas Prints.


3. Change your perspective

The difference between an ordinary and a unique image is often the photographer’s perspective. Familiarise yourself with your surroundings and choose a vantage point that brings out the story you are trying to unfold. This entails getting down to your subject’s level, standing above and capturing below, or focusing on a specific space or particular subject’s body part. Being creative in the choice of the shooting angle helps you change the feel of your photo and capture images that reflect your imagination.


4. Get in the photos

If you look back at most of your photos, you will often realize that one person is often missing, the photographer. To capture magical and memorable everyday moments, you need to include every family member in the photos or videos. This is what makes an image so special, many years after it was shot. Consider investing in a portable tripod, asking someone to take the photo when out in public, using your phone or camera countdown timer, or alternating who is behind the camera to ensure that the whole family is captured.


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5. Capture all emotions

Life is not all rainbows and sunshine. Sometimes your loved ones are happy, and other times they are not, so your pictures do not have to revolve solely around a specific feeling. Take photos of both sorrowful and joyful moments. A picture is a perfect reminder of specific roller coaster chapters of your life and can be a source of motivation in the future. 


6. Develop a storyboard

Children grow up so fast. Within no time, you will have your home all to yourself and only pictures to remind you of the fond and fun memories of your baby’s childhood. Give yourself something to reminisce over in the future by taking multiple distinct shots of a fun event that come together to create a story. You could move back to capture a larger view of a specific area, then step closer to get a shot on your family, and then zone in even closer to catch small details of the event.


7. Make photographing a project

The most effective way to create a collection of your family’s fond moments is by taking pictures every day. Make taking pictures of your family a project to motivate yourself to take photos regularly and improve your photography skills. You could join like-minded individuals in a photography challenge or try to record video footage of your family and post it on social media. 


8. Use available light to capture moments

You do not have to wait until your home is filled with plenty of natural lighting to capture every day magical moments. If certain rooms or corners are too dark, you should consider finding ways such as adding a shade or turning off light to improve the lighting before taking a shot. 


Final Thoughts

Gift yourself with fantastic family memories by following these tips to capture everyday magical moments in your home. Remember that you do not have to take a perfect picture to capture a magical moment.

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