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I Am Momma Hear Me Roar photo tips

Kristin Bustamante is a writer and editor who loves her craft. When she's not hunkered down at her computer, she's playing with her family, enjoying the outdoors or experimenting in the kitchen.

Take a Roar-worthy photo

We’re giving a big ROAR-out to Cheri Heaton: wife to her own biker boy, mom of two amazing superheroes and the lioness behind the popular blog, I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. She's here to share some of her best photography tips for mom-togs.
Cheri Magill
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Take a Roar-worthy photo

We’re giving a big ROAR-out to Cheri Heaton: wife to her own biker boy, mom of two amazing superheroes and the lioness behind the popular blog, I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. She's here to share some of her best photography tips for mom-togs.

Here are a few of Cheri's roar-worthy photography tips, from one mom-tog to another.

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Blogger: Cheri Magill
Blogs at: IAmMommaHearMe
Roar.net

Loves: Root beer floats
We love: Her boy-friendly crafts and ability to get us pumped up about any project

Roar-worthy photo tip 1

Get real with your photos! Don’t be afraid to capture real, un-posed moments as they make for the best memories. One of my favorite poses is grabbing a picture from behind and snagging that super sweet moment between my subjects.

Roar-worthy photo tip 2

Embrace the light and make sure it’s natural! Find a great spot in your house with bright but indirect light. I prefer to let the sun do the work because using the camera’s flash tends to create harsh shadows.

Cheri's photo tips

Roar-worthy photo tip 3

Take a clear photo and let editing do the rest. You may not be a Photoshop whiz, but lucky for you there are plenty of free software editing tools out there. Once you’ve snapped a great, clear and well-lit picture, try a few common photo editing techniques and you’ll have an incredible shot.

Inside tip

Cheri has amazing step-by-step Picnik tutorials here but unfortunately, Picnik is no more! The theories are still the same, though, so check them out. Then check out her tricks for using her new free software editing pick: iPiccy.

See all of Cheri’s I Am Momma Hear Me Roar photo tips and projects >>

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Photo credit (top): Katie Dudley Photography
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