Monday, October 24, 2011

Taking Pictures at the Party


Don't forget to take pictures of your class Halloween Party!  

Parents that are unable to attend really appreciate being able to see what happened at the party.  As a room mom, you have a really good opportunity to capture some fun moments during the event.

·         To make sure you get some really good ones, take a lot of pictures. The more you have, the better your odds of getting that really memorable shot.
·         Zoom in on the kid’s faces and take action shots while they’re playing games or doing a craft. Nothing captures the energy of the party like the joy on a child’s face.  This is also a big win with the kids - and their parents.
·         Look for the creative shots.  Try snapping a picture from above a student’s head, pointing the lens straight down at the desk to capture them cutting paper or coloring a pumpkin.  Or consider getting on the ground and shooting from an upward angle.  These kinds of pictures aren’t hard to take, but their uncommon qualities result in a WOW factor.

What To Do With Your Pictures

Once the party is over, you will have a bunch of pictures to look through. Hopefully you have some really great shots that are worth sharing.  There’s a few things you can do with these pictures once you’ve sorted out the best ones.
·         Consider creating an online picture account at Flickr , Snapfish, Kodak, or Picasa.  You can control who sees them and it’s an easy way to share pictures online.
·         Keep the pictures organized by year and celebration.  It will be fun for you and your child to look at these pictures over the years and recount the memories.  They will see old classmates and they can laugh at how “goofy” they used to look.
Share the pictures with the school’s yearbook staff and newsletter editor.  They are usually looking for good pictures of classroom activities and will appreciate having some quality photos.

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