It's quite the cautionary tale. I call it How Not To Photograph Your Baby
Lesson One: Keep the light behind you
This one had the potential to be a really cute mother-daughter pic but for the fact that you can barely see the mother and daughter in question.
Lesson Two: Try to catch the baby in a good mood
Believe it or not, this is the best solo shot of Tarana from the party. At least, you can see her dress. Sort of. It was a white satin affair with a very light classic Winnie the Pooh print. Courtesy her Mamu from London.
Lesson Three: Wait till the baby looks at you
Ok, so maybe I am being a little unfair. I mean, babies do this all the time, right? You set up the frame and just as you press the button, they look away. So in a roll of otherwise good pictures, you'd probably delete this and move on. But what if this is one of the good pictures?
Lesson Four: Try and keep the baby in the centre of the frame
What I said in Lesson Three. Understandable but...
Lesson Five: Hold the camera steady... with both hands
I am not kidding. Jai holds the camera most casually with one hand. And this is one of those somewhat bulky prosumer cameras. Add low light situations and we have a lot of blurry pics... :)
(Sidenote to Jai: Sorry, darling. But a girl's got to put her money where her mouth is :) I promise to make it up with a post about what a great dad you are turning out to be)