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Something that is in every picture you take is a background.

In this lesson, I'll be showing you how to think about + use the background in your photography—so we'll have you decluttering, setting up and cropping areas to create fantastic and stunning pictures. (Psst—so much that goes into a great photo like getting the background + crop right, so don't worry if you don't have a “perfect" space for a pic.)

In fact, I'll teach you how to use the simple spaces inside your home to set up and capture images of your children.

Action Step:

Look around your home and find the open spaces that you could use to take a picture of your child. This could be a single color wall, a textured wall, or something you could lay on the ground as a background: a comforter, throw or even a soft rug.

Motherly's photography class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class

Who said motherhood doesn't come with a manual?

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