Even though your kids may be bummed that summer is over, the first day back to school is always a little exciting anyway. Capture that memory with an annual first day of school photo. Here are some tips on shooting a great back to school photo.
Look for Light
Find an area in your home with good natural light coming in. Have your child face an open window or door, or head outside for great lighting. Shooting in the early morning before the school day begins will make light soft and beautiful. Avoid using your camera's flash, which can make photos look flat.
Pick a Spot
Take your back to school photo in the same location every year, whether it be on your front porch or at the bus stop. Keeping it consistent will show your child's growth over the years and make it especially fun to flip through the photos when your children are older.
Provide a Prop
Give them something to do with their hands. Download this free printable sign so you always remember what grade your little scholar was in!
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