Don’t be afraid to experiment and try something new! When your children are playing with an iPad, computer or phone, notice how the light from the screen illuminates their faces. The same holds true when they open the refrigerator or freezer door – the light from inside illuminates them. You can also use flash if you don’t have enough natural light and don’t want to miss a moment (off-camera flash – if you have one – can be used to mimic natural light).
Notice what is in your frame and remove distractions where you can. This isn’t always possible if you’re capturing a quick moment, but if you have the time, clear away any unnecessary items. You want the focus of the photograph to be your children, not a bunch of clutter. For example, my kids often play in my bedroom, so I make sure to clear away any books, television remotes, phone chargers, or other items from my nightstands. This will make your images look cleaner and more professional.
I hope you found these tips for photographing your children indoors to be helpful. Photographing indoors is a great way to enhance your photography skills and enables you to not miss any moments – especially when it’s too cold to go outdoors!