Singapore mom influencer shares 4 ways to make your Instagram photos of kids look amazing!

By Elisa Chia   — February 23, 2018
  • How to shoot better Insta photos
    1 / 9 How to shoot better Insta photos

    Why arent the Instagram photos of your kids as gorgeous as those from parent influencers? We get mummy Daphne Erokhin to spill her Instagram secrets.

    Daphne bought a Nikon D5100 camera to shoot photos for her online clothing store, Dreams Avenue, but ended up taking more pictures of her daughters Naomi, seven, and Skyler, three, instead. Despite having no background in photography, she’s amassed over 11,500 followers with her engaging pictures.

    Here, she shows us before and after photos to illustrate how you can take better photos of your kids.

    Related: These Singapore Instamoms prove that age is no barrier to Instagram fame

    Load more
  • Lighting: Before
    2 / 9 Lighting: Before

    Direct sunlight can be too harsh.

    Related:Best Instagram photo spots with your kids in Singapore

    Load more
  • Lighting: After
    3 / 9 Lighting: After

    Natural light is best for photo-taking and helps capture focused shots of active kids. I love window lighting, too. It can brighten the photos naturally with a soft glow.

    Load more
  • Composition: Before
    4 / 9 Composition: Before

    Use your surroundings to help “frame” the picture. 

    Related: 14 cutest Asian celebrity kids we can’t get enough of

    Load more
  • Composition: After
    5 / 9 Composition: After

    I like to look out for architectural features. In this example, using the hole in the wall helps make the photo a more interesting one, as compared to one that is snapped without thought (previous page).

    Related: 14 cutest Asian celebrity kids we can’t get enough of

    Load more
  • Location: Before
    6 / 9 Location: Before

    Setting a theme and choosing the perfect location for a shoot can be a game changer.
    For Chinese New Year, taking photos at Chinatown will accentuate the festive feel.

    Related: 7 famous toddlers on Instagram with over 1 million followers

    Load more
  • Location; After
    7 / 9 Location; After

    Time your visit and go when there it’s less crowded, so it will be easier to get your shot. It will also be less stressful for you and the kids.

    Load more
  • Angle: Before
    8 / 9 Angle: Before

    I usually position the camera at my children’s eye level or lower. If your kids don’t like to pose, it’s okay. Just be ready to snap candid shots when they are playing.

    Load more
  • Angle: After
    9 / 9 Angle: After

    Sometimes, I change my angle just so I can let more light in, as well as to capture a more interesting perspective. Look how I caught her reflection in the glass, in this example.

    Load more
Best ramen in Singapore

Best Japanese ramen chains in Singapore that the whole family will love

cassandra.riene instagram

Juggling kids and businesses: Why this mum stopped allowing herself to feel guilty

superfood avocado

Delicious ways and places to get kids to eat healthy avocado

Andrzej Goh cancer survivor Singapore authored a book titled The Villain In Me

Inspiring 8-year-old boy beats cancer and publishes book

how to protect credit card info from hackers

Best tips to protect your credit card info while shopping for the best deals

Latest stories

video kid-friendly guide admiralty park's playground

Video: Kid-friendly guide to Admiralty Park’s playground

kid's love for reading

5 ways to help your kid love reading

vincent ng wife son

Hot dad Vincent Ng loves junk food and durians, but can you tell from his six-pack…

Holiday packing list tips from frequent traveller mum Ahnah Han

19 countries in 3 years: Holiday packing list #goals from a frequent traveller mum

how to make up after a fight

5 ways to make up after a fight with your wife or husband: Marriage tips