When it comes to milestones and big celebrations, having our cameras handy is a no-brainer, but what about the little everyday moments?
These moments matter too, perhaps even moreso than the big ones because as our children grow and our lives change, it’s easy to forget all the tiny, fleeting details.
So why not commit to documenting them, day in the life style?
Here are our top tips for day in the life photography!
1. Plan Ahead
Whilst day in the life photography does fall into the unscripted documentary genre, it does help to do a little planning ahead of time.
Think about the moments you want to capture. What things are important in your life right now that you want to record?
It might be your child’s favourite toy, an activity they love, daily nap time…
Make a list of the shots you’d like to capture through the day then keep an eye out as they unfold.
Tandra Hull, Graduate
Kate McKenna, Advanced Graduate
Have a think about which lens will be best for the shots you’re planning to take.
Think versatile – you don’t want to miss the moment by fussing around changing lenses, so go with a wide angle such as a 24mm or 35mm, ideally one with a wide aperture to allow for indoor, low light shots.