Monthly Archives: February 2014

How To Take Great Pictures Of Your Children

As a mother I can’t tell you how many pictures I have of my kids on my phone. It runs into the thousands; I’m keen to capture each and every milestone, every cute moment, every funny face they pull. And there are lots of funny faces!

But my children, though they’re my number one subject they are not the easiest people to photograph. They move quickly, don’t like posing for the camera and get bored easily. Bad news for me and my snap-happy camera phone.  Continue reading

How Can We Protect Our Family’s Photos Online?

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At Lifecake we’re very aware of parents concerns when it comes to sharing pictures of our children online. Once we upload our images to social networks such as Facebook we lose an element of control over how these pictures are viewed and how they’re distributed, even if we take safety precautions such as making our account ‘friends only’.

Recent research by Pew has shown that half of all adult Facebook users have more than 200 people in their network, and 15% have more than 500 friends. That’s a lot of people who can see your photos, but think about all their friends who could see your photos when they are liked or shared, unless you have set tight privacy controls The study also found that 57% of parents with children under 18 said they ‘strongly disliked’ when others posted photographs of their children without their permission.  Continue reading

How To Shoot And Share Brilliant Video

Last week we talked about how to improve your photos as an iPhone photographer and today we’re taking it one step further: let’s talk about film! At Lifecake we are huge fans of video, photographs tell a wonderful story but you can capture some really magical moments on film. And for relatives who perhaps aren’t able to see your children on a regular basis this can be a wonderful way for them to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in your lives.

But shooting video can prove pretty difficult: it’s easy enough to record some simple footage but how do you polish it up ready for it to be seen by your family and friends? Continue reading

How To Be A Brilliant iPhone Photographer

Once upon a time it was pretty difficult to capture memories of our families. Camera equipment was expensive and bulky and taking photographs on film meant we had the inevitable wait and expense of developing our images.

So thank goodness for the iPhone! That magic bit of kit that means any of us can be a photographer; we can whip out our phone at any moment to take pictures of whatever takes our fancy. And once relegated to a low-resolution ‘snapshot’ camera, the iPhone now has a lens and resolution powerful enough to take pretty brilliant photographs in the right hands. Continue reading