It is hard enough to get a “perfect” holiday picture of a young child, much less one in glasses. It seams like if I have a picture that truly captures her face in the moment, there is often a glare in her glasses which leaves a bright light, her eyes are completely facing 2 different directions, or she is in motion and the picture is out of focus.
I am a firm believer that since my daughter wears glasses and they are a part of who she is, that they must stay on for photographs. Since a photograph is a way to remember an event or occasion and she would have them on – they stay on.
Here are completely non-professional tips I can share with you on taking pictures that have helped us.
1. Turn the flash off – use natural light (early morning or evening work best)
2. Try not to have the sun or other light shining directly on their glasses
4. Have an assistant help – my husband usually puts silly things on my head and askes questions like… What color bow does the reindeer have on? to get her to look in my direction.
5. Take LOTS of pictures and delete the ones that you are not happy with.
6. Edit the picture you like in a program (Picasa isn’t bad and is free)
I still get a little glare – but OH well! I think my kiddo looks adorable in glasses =)
I’d love to hear your “tricks” to reduce glasses glare with a non-professional camera!