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Tips For Taking Pictures of Your Child

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We partnered with Gap Kids on this post that teaches you how to capture amazing snaps of your little one. And after you get the perfect shot, enter your photo into the Gap Casting Call, but hurry — it ends June 7!

One of the best ways to ensure you remember every single breathtaking moment of parenthood is to take as many pictures as possible. While enjoying precious moments with your child, focus on getting images that are true showstoppers by thinking about the time of day you're snapping — especially when outdoors. Natural light is everyone's best friend when taking pictures, and the golden hour is when you'll see stunning light.

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The best time of day for that natural glow is early morning or late afternoon when the sun isn't directly overhead and slightly diffused, thanks to rising or setting. And while framing the picture with your camera, instead of focusing on just your child, pull back and capture the magic of what's around her. Sometimes you might not even see your child's face, just her silhouette, which creates a really beautiful image.

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You'll get panoramic pictures that show your child's personality along with the beauty of her surroundings. It's like getting a landscape and portrait in one winning shot.

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Got a little cutie-pie ready for his or her close-up? Enter the Gap Casting Call, and your kid's face could earn a spot in Gap store windows! Click here to learn more, and share your photos now. Contest ends June 7.

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