Family Photos: Do You Need A High Tech Camera?

Family Photos: Do You Need A High Tech Camera?


If you want to take amazing to look back on for years to come, you might be wondering whether to purchase a high tech camera. There are some great cameras out there that will allow you to take colourful, high quality pictures. However, they are a huge expense. Did you know that you can actually take some pretty great pictures using just your smart phone? You just have to be sure that you pay attention to the background and lighting! Here are some pointers:



Taking pictures with a smart phone is so much better when you pay attention to the lighting. Taking pictures in natural lighting is best, as the picture will turn out brighter and higher quality. Just be sure that no shadows are being cast, and that you’re not directly under the sun.



Ensure your background isn’t too distracting. Of course you can have things in the background, but it shouldn’t take away from the picture you’re taking.


Your Subject

You can experiment with the subject of your picture, for instance, having them off centre. Experiment with taking posed pictures and candid pictures too. There’s usually a setting that allows you to set a timer and your phone will take a ‘burst’ so you have numerous pictures to choose from.

Taking selfies is something many people like to do, but you need to make sure you get it right if you’re doing this with a smart phone. The infographic below can help you out:


I hope this is useful and that you can capture those special moments when you need to.


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*This is a collaborative post.

Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 22/07/2017 / 6:46 pm

    I always wonder whether to get a ‘proper’ camera for our family. Some friends have them and the difference can be incredible!

  2. 28/07/2017 / 10:50 am

    I just got my camera out, bought wifi as cards, now that the baby is 14 months old and walks, look like I have 2 free hands again to take photos, not just the phone. Looking forward taking proper pics again. #fabfridaypost

  3. 28/07/2017 / 12:21 pm

    I have a DSLR and it makes such a difference. Although it’s so heavy to carry around so could do with a smaller high tech camera. Great tips! Polly #fabfridaypost

    • 02/08/2017 / 1:13 pm

      Same. My DSLR is soo heavy and bulky and I do love my phone camera for quick shot. x

  4. 28/07/2017 / 2:20 pm

    I often don’t have my camera with me on some great opportunities for a photo, so always get my phone out. The quality of the picture is poor beyond posting it to social media though. #FabFridayPosts

    • 02/08/2017 / 1:17 pm

      Oh nooo… I do sometimes save the photo to photoshop it later if I have time. x

    • 02/08/2017 / 1:20 pm

      I know! I wish I can afford an iPhone. Haha At the moment, I am using Samsung – and sometimes I get good pics and sometimes I don’t. It is like a lottery with this one. x

  5. 28/07/2017 / 4:55 pm

    These are great tips!
    I feel like a terrible photographer sometimes. Haha. Other people always seem to have much better Instagram pics than I do. Lighting really seems to be key though. They pictures of mine that I like are pretty much always outside during the day time.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. 28/07/2017 / 10:33 pm

    Great infographic! I am awful at taking selfies and really need the practice.

  7. 30/07/2017 / 12:34 am

    I don’t think that we have ever had a proper camera, we have always used our smartphones. Even more so now 4k is available and all the nifty tricks you can do just from your phone. I love my phone for photos and videos its amazing! #fabfridaypost

  8. 30/07/2017 / 11:01 pm

    This is really useful, I’m useless at taking blog photos

  9. 05/08/2017 / 1:46 pm

    What a great post. I just downloaded procamera and I am looking forward to playing with it this weekend. Great stuff! #FabFridayPost xoxo

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