Vlogging with Toddlers: Tips and Tricks for Making Amazing Videos
Whoever has traveled with me or spent any time with me knows I love to capture precious moments of my twins. As a parent, capturing precious moments of your toddler is important. With today's technology, it's easier than ever to take high-quality videos on your phone. However, taking great videos of your little ones can be challenging. You have to consider lighting, camera angles, and most importantly, how to capture their unique personalities. Over time, I have learned the best ways to film these moments, and now I have created this guide to capturing precious moments on your phone. You do not have to be a vlogger to want to capture good video- your kids will only be this age once so these tips can help anyone.
Here are some tips for taking videos of your toddlers using only your phone:
1. Get down to their level: When you take videos of your toddler, make sure you get down to their level. This will give you a better perspective of the scene and make it easier to capture their expressions. Try flipping your phone so your camera is on the bottom, helps you get a little lower!
2. Use natural light: Natural light is the best source of light for videos. You
probably noticed that almost all my videos are taken outdoors- sunset hour is best, but if you must, try to avoid shadows. If you're taking videos indoors, try to position your toddler near a window or in a well-lit area.
3. Keep the camera steady: Shaky footage can be distracting and hard to watch. Keep your camera steady by using a tripod or holding it with both hands. The new iPhone is pretty good at stabilizing which can help.
4. Keep the camera in focus: Make sure your toddler is in focus before you start recording. On most smartphones, you can tap the screen to set the focus point.
Capture their personality: Try to capture your toddler's personality and behavior in the video. Don't worry too much about getting perfect shots, focus on capturing genuine moments.
5. Keep it short and sweet: Toddlers have short attention spans, so keep your videos short and sweet. Try to capture the most interesting or entertaining moments. For me, candid moments are the best, although they can be hard to catch!
6. Edit and share: Once you've captured your footage, you can use editing apps to trim, add filters or music, and share the video with your loved ones. The two apps I use most are CapCut and Inshot
I hope you enjoyed these tips, now get out there and start taking videos of your kiddos!