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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.

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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.

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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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Save up to $200 on a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera when you buy today!

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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