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Your Child in Pictures by Me Ra Koh
Oct 01, 2013 | ISBN 9780823086191

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“Babies don’t take direction very well (if they did we should start by getting them to shush on airplanes), but Me Ra Koh has made a specialty of coaxing warm, memorable photos from infants, newborns and children.”
The New York Times
“Tell your baby’s story in photos—wonderful, beautifully-shot photos. Professional photographer and mom, Me Ra Koh, shows you how to photograph your baby like a pro.”
—Disney Baby
“Aside from the gorgeous photos, you’ll appreciate Me Ra Koh’s simple, smart advice that gives you everything from how to pose your wee ones to the best time of day and light for both a SLR camera as well as a point and shoot, all based on the age of your kids. . . . I really can’t think of a more helpful shower gift for new parents, whether it’s their first or fourth baby.”
“Provides great step-by-step photo ideas and suggestions to help you document all the developmental milestones of your baby’s first year.”
“This book is perfect for novice and intermediate photographers looking for expert advice and inspiration. . . . Beautiful photography, easy-to-follow language and no-fail photo how-tos make Your Baby in Pictures a must for new parents, grandparents and others looking to capture that precious first year of life like a pro.”
Inside Edge magazine

Table Of Contents

Preface: My Story 8

Introduction: Capturing the Magic of Childhood 12


Choosing a Camera 17
Easy Camera Settings for Taking Better Photos 22
10 Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone Camera 24
5 “More” Tips for Finding Great Light 25
10 Quick Tips for Getting Great Shots 27
REFUSE TO SAY CHEESE®: capture the story 30
Refuse to Say Cheese 33
Capturing Conflict 34
Defining Details 37
Setting: Backgrounds with a Purpose 38



1–2 YEARS: Toddling into Independence 40
Five Tips for Photographing Your 1- to 2-Year-Old 43
1 First Steps 44
2 Bumps and Bruises 46
3 I Want to Be Like You 48
4 Objects of Affection (Part 1) 50
5 Oh So Dirty! 52
6 The Shy Phase 54
7 Your Little Chef 56
8 I Can Fly! A Portrait with Dad 58
9 Here’s My Belly Button 60
10 Family Portrait (Part 1) 62

3–4 YEARS: When Wonder Comes Before Reality 64
Five Tips for Photographing Your 3- to 4-Year-Old 67
11 My Own Style 68
12 Mommy and Me 70
13 Potty Training 72
14 DIY Haircuts 74
15 Best Friends 76
16 I Love to Dance! 78
17 Tea Parties 80
18 Objects of Affection: Part 2 82
19 My Favorite Costume 84
20 Family Portrait (Part 2 )86
5–7 YEARS: Leaving the Circle of Your Arms 88
Five Tips for Photographing Your 5- to 7-Year-Old 91
21 First Day of School 92
22 The Light in Your Child’s Eyes 94
23 Playground Antics 96
24 The Evolution of Your Child’s Shoes 98
25 Young Artist 100
26 Blanket Forts 102
27 Taking Off the Training Wheels 104
28 Favorite Toys 106
29 Bye-Bye, Baby Tooth 108
30 Pretend Play 110
8–10 Years: Giving Your Child Voice 112
Five Tips for Photographing Your 8- to 10-Year-Old 115
31 Your Child’s Heritage: A Portrait with Grandpa or Grandma 116
32 Your Budding Musician 118
33 Little Critters 120
34 Bookworm 122
35 Objects of Affection: Part 3 124
36 Me and My BFFs 126
37 Play Ball! 128
38 Tales from Underwater 130
39 Birthday Candles 132
40 Where Do I Fit In? 134
Appendix: Tips for Photographing Your Special Needs Child 136

Last Words: The Power of Photography 142

Index 144

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