4 Tips to Prepare For the Perfect Baby Photo Shoot With Your Compact Digital Camera

Having a cute little baby at home would without doubt inject a sense of excitement and joy into the lives of everyone that lives there, but remember that the little one would not forever be a baby, and would grow up pretty quickly (and you don’t want to miss it)! Take few steps to immortalize the memories and the joys that you share with your baby while he or she is still a toddler, but how does one accomplish this? By taking dazzling pictures of course!

Capture the best moments of your baby’s initial years (and yours with the little toddler) by getting your compact digital camera ready, but before you start snapping away, there are certain basic tips that you can follow to ensure that you understand the basic art of baby photography, and do not end up with sub-par quality pictures. Let us now look at four of these basic photograph tips that would make your baby’s photo shoot a success:

Tip #1: Ensure that you follow the baby’s schedule – babies would look at their best if you wake them up during naps when you are free, thus ensure that you manage to find a suitable time when the baby is well-rested, and rest assured that your toddler would look his or her best during the session

Tip #2: Make sure that you have the right wardrobe in place for the baby – choose the cutest and nicest outfits for your baby, and make your pictures look a lot better when you take them. Simplicity works as well, so it’s up to you to make your choice on how you want to dress your little one up

Tip #3: The location is exceptionally important – thus take some time to decide on where you want to take the pictures. Outdoor shots are preferable if you want the pictures to look more natural, but ensure that you read up on outdoor photography tips first before you attempt any outdoor shoots. Shots within your home would also work perfectly to preserve memories of your precious baby growing up within your home

Tip #4: Always take your time and be patient during the photo shoot – Ensure that you do not rush through the session, as photo shoots with little toddlers take time, and remember to always remain patient during a shoot

Always ensure that you prepare well before any photo shooting session with your little one, and emerge with brilliantly taken photos that would keep both you and your adorable toddler smiling for years!

Kitchen Design – 10 Top Tips

Kitchen Design Tip 1. Before you start designing your new fitted kitchen it makes sense to formulate your idea’s and note them down on to a wish list. It is worth remembering that your new kitchen plan should incorporate the things you do like about your existing kitchen, as well as the things you don’t.

Kitchen Design Tip 2. Again, before starting your new kitchen plan you will find choosing your kitchen appliances (or type of appliances) is worthwhile. Your new fitted kitchen will require designing differently depending on your choice of appliances. (“Built In” Appliances are planned differently to “Built Under”).

Kitchen Design Tip 3. Keeping the new position of the sink relatively close to it’s existing position will simplify your kitchen installation. It is not so much a problem getting hot and cold feeds to your sink – it is the running of the waste from it that can cause problems. (As a rule of thumb “Right Handed” people prefer “Left Handed” draining boards – The “Lefty’s” that lurk amongst us generally don’t care.)

Kitchen Design Tip 4. Work your design out from any corners. Good access into corner cabinets is crucial for utalising storage space. If your measurements allow, try and plan corner cabinets in this order of preference… “L shape” Bi-Fold, “Le-Mans” Cantilever Tray, “Magic Corner”, “Syncromotion Corner Drawers”, Diagonal Cross Corner, and lastly the Blind Corner.

Kitchen Design Tip 5. Using “Hi-Line” base cabinets in place of “Drawer Line”, will generally provide a more ergonomic kitchen. Instead of drawers everywhere (some working, some false) it is more practical, and often less expensive, to position an optimal size nest of drawers (500, or 600mm) where they are required.

Kitchen Design Tip 6. Try to design your kitchen economically. A 300mm wide cabinet may be half the size of a 600mm cabinet – but it is 3/4 of the cost. Try to plan your kitchen layout using large cabinets instead of loads of small ones, this will reduce the kitchen furniture cost dramatically (And, as part of your fitting cost is calculated by the number of cabinets to be installed you will achieve a saving here as well)

Kitchen Design Tip 7. Position your new kitchen hob (or Range Cooker) reasonably adjacent to the new sink position. This will avoid the need to walk any distance to drain pans full of boiling water. (If you are Right Handed consider positioning the sink to the right of the Hob)

Kitchen Design Tip 8. Allow for an uncluttered area of worktop space immediately next to your oven. This will provide a safe area to remove hot trays from the oven and place on too.

Kitchen Design Tip 9. Avoid the classic error of designing an American Fridge Freezer into a corner as they need a minimum clearance of 300mm each side for the doors to open fully… (check yours before buying)

Kitchen Design Tip 10. When designing in a Kitchen Island make sure there is plenty of walk-around space (preferably 1100mm, but minimum 900mm) to all sides. Avoid the temptation of including an island with less clearance space than this – it will dominate the room, making it look cluttered.

We hope you found these tips useful and provided you with a brief introduction to the world of kitchen planning