Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Photo Shoot Idea: Preschool Songs

One of my favorite things to do when I am taking pictures of preschool age children, is incorporate preschool songs. The kids love it, because they know the songs and I am not sitting there and making them smile and mom loves it, because these songs are a part of their everyday lives.
These shoots are as easy as singing the song with the child and getting them to act out the actions. This works with any song that has actions, like the "Wheels on the Bus" and "If You're Happy and You Know It," but "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" is my favorite because it is so easily recognizable.
After you get all the images of the child acting out the song, combine the images into one multi-image. There are many programs you can use to combine the images, although I use Photoshop, the easiest is probably Picasa. (Need a tutorial on how to combine images? Try this one.)
After the images are combined, you can either leave them as is, or write the words of the song on them. This is also really easy to do in Picasa if you don't have Photoshop. See the tutorial here.
After that is complete, you have a cute image that shows some of their favorite songs. This particular image below was made to be a cover photo for a Facebook page, the perfect place to show off your little one's favorite song.
If you would like to know how to make a Facebook cover photo with many images, let me know and I will put together a tutorial. 
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