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eePictures that are taken naturally are more expressive than pictures with special poses. Natural snaps with the perfect expression and result are really hard to take and need you to be alert all the time. Natural photos are priceless pieces of art, but with arranged or formal photos you can try to create emotions, particular expressions in order to get the desired effect. These two distinct ways of clicking pictures are used for different events such as contests or formal requirements. For baby contests, natural snaps are considered precious and unique. Natural snaps bring about the cute expressions of a baby very nicely. Finally, it does not matter if baby snaps are taken naturally or in an arranged manner, they look incredible either way. In order to take cute snaps of your baby while it is up to some mischief, you do not necessarily need to become a baby. By clicking snaps from the eye-level of the kid, you will be able to get the expressions right. Try to get really friendly with your child to click snaps from the best direction. Do not stop clicking snaps even if you believe you have got the perfect angle. If you take close ups of the face then you would be getting all the detailed emotions with the lovely expressions. Clicking natural snaps require a lot of effort and patience to achieve tremendous results. The secret behind this is to be ready at all times. Always place your camera close by and within your reach and remember to keep those batteries charged. If you are outdoors then tuck the camera somewhere close by, for example the diaper bag, so that it can be grabbed when there is an opportunity for a fun picture to be taken. Try to click as many snaps as you can, which is quite possible with a digital camera. Do not worry if your baby is not wearing the best of clothes or is not washed up while taking snaps; a lot of great natural pictures are those that show the baby having dropped ice-cream or cake on its clothes. Taking formal or arranged pictures of babies are usually in some occasions or even for some baby photo contest. If you want to take baby pictures for the above reasons, and then be sure to feed your baby and see to it that he or she is healthy and had proper rest. Hungry, sick, or tired kids will not smile and give out happy expressions. As much as possible, keep the baby happy and occupied by taking help from a family member or a close friend. By doing so, you are free to click snaps, while the person helping you takes care of the kid and his/her right positions. This way you can capture the right emotion and expression and get your picture perfect. Simplicity should be the main objective while taking formal pictures of a baby. Avoid any kind of distractions and keep the background clear from pets, siblings, toys etc. By hanging a colourful sheet or plain bed sheet, you can have the desired plain backdrop. The next point that you should always consider is the lighting. Do not click pictures in very bright lighting as it can cause the picture to appear washed-out. Take snaps with just the sunlight as the lighting source to achieve great results. Shift the child to a position where there a perfect blend of shadow and lighting to click the prefect picture. While taking any kind of baby snaps, the best method is to zoom in the camera and click tight shots that focus more on the baby rather than the backdrop. For formal photographs, the best and traditional method is to shoot the full face, total body, or the one that shows the baby's face till the shoulders. Colour based pictures are always wonderful but there are some who still prefer the black and white or even the sepia modes because these are artistic and add a classy touch to the pictures. When taking the pictures in whichever format, remember to be relaxed and be in your best mood as this tends to affect the outcome of the pictures and your baby's mood. You might also want to check out more information at before snapping picture's for the baby photo contest.