Chances are, if you are the photographer in your family, you rarely get in the frame. Whether it's with your phone, your point-and-shoot or your DSLR, go ahead, jump in and get in the photos. I promise, you will not regret it!
Here are some tips for you to get started:
1. Use a tripod or set your camera on any stable piece of furniture.
Regardless of the type of camera you are using, a tripod is a very handy accessory. I have taken many photos propping my camera on table edges, trash cans, car hoods and fire hydrants and I can tell you that a tripod will make your task way easier. (I have seen some very small ones that are super easy to use for your phone. The small Joby tripod is a great example.) If you don't have a tripod, any stable piece of furniture will do!
2. Set up your timer and use a remote control
Once you have set your camera on a timer, you can either press the shutter on the spot and run to get in the frame or you can use a remote control. Remote controls are quite affordable and really convenient. An even better option is to use an app on your phone. Canon, for instance, has released an app called Camera Connect which enables you to focus and then take your photo remotely. Even with a remote, you need to set up a timer so you have a few seconds to hide the remote.
3. Do it selfie style!
Sometimes, you feel it is the perfect moment to take a self-portrait but you know that by the time you will have set up all your gear, the moment will be gone. A selfie might just do the trick :)
4. Have fun!
There are many reasons why I love getting in the frame. Mostly because if I don't do it, then nobody else will capture all these moments I spend with my little man alone. Getting in the frame is always a lot of fun and as my son is getting older, he likes to participate and we both really enjoy it. Give it a go! I'd love to see what your fun, tender and authentic everyday moments are like.
5. Hand out your camera!
This is something I have been trying to do more ofter lately and I am so glad it is becoming a habit. My husband does a phenomenal job at making sure I am also in the photos and I am thankful for that!