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Family Focus: Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Kids

Taryn is a blogger. Taryn knows how to use a digital camera. Therefore Taryn takes really awesome pictures of her kids all the time. WRONG.

Until now.

Like most moms, I got a fancy digital camera when I was pregnant thinking I would take all of these amazing photos of my kids. I know the basics: good lighting, don’t use a flash, etc. Yet, I still feel like only one in a hundred photos are decent and in focus. I’m here with a game changer for moms who want better pictures of their kids. (I’m pretty sure most of you are raising your hand right now). And it’s easy too. I had a chance to review the LUMIX G7 4K camera by Panasonic, and I absolutely love it. And I’m not just saying that at all. If you want to invest in a nice camera, listen up.

Panasonic LUMIX G7 cameras are specifically designed to help capture a specific moment in time. When you shoot in 4K PHOTO Mode, you’re able to take a 4K video and then pull still photos out of that video to ensure you always get the perfect shot. And it totally works.

Get crisp, clear action shots with the Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera.

This camera also has Scene Photo Mode, which I fell in love with. Since I was taking pictures of my kids, I played around with a few of the portrait modes – one for Silky Skin and the other for Softy Backlight. I love these settings because you don’t have to play around with manual mode and all the settings. It does it for you. Here is the setting I used for two photo shoots with my kids.

The first shoot I set up was in our master bedroom. I put the scene setting to ‘Silky Skin.’ This made all their faces really smooth and soft. I also wanted a fun, playful lifestyle shoot with the kids. This shoot took 5-10 minutes, which is all they could handle. I was able to get some really great shots out of it. This was a good reminder that it doesn’t take long to get a few pictures of the kids, and I should do it more often.

So smooth!

Since it’s impossible for a 3-month-old, 2-year-old and 4-year-old to sit still, they were moving throughout the entire shoot. This is when 4K PHOTO Mode came in handy. Here is a segment of two pictures from the burst. You can see that the first photo is perfect and the second photo has blurry limbs. I was able to scroll through the video burst until I found the money shot. It would have taken so much longer if I was clicking away in manual mode.

After naptime, we headed to the river, and I was able to play more with the camera. This time I used the ‘Backlit Softness’ Scene Mode. This is a really great mode for beautiful portraits in a natural environment.

This camera is definitely worth the investment. I’m excited to keep playing with it and learning more.

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This is a sponsored post written by Design, Dining and Diapers on behalf of Panasonic LUMIX. All opinions are 100% her own.


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