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Take Instaworthy Photos of Your Little One with Your Iphone

Nicholas Thio is founder of NT Photography, a specialist in family photography in Hong Kong. You can find his work at or contact him at

Children are so expressive and full of life that people often assume it’s easy to take great photos of them. As parents know however, that’s not the case. With their limitless energy, it’s often a challenge just to keep up with your little ones! Capturing the rare moment is difficult enough without having to lug around a heavy camera and cumbersome photography equipment. Luckily, most of us carry smart phones that are more than capable of taking amazing photos.

But if that’s so, then how can we take better kid pics?

Here’s 3 simple tips for taking instaworthy photos of your little one with your smartphone.
1. Angle, angle and angle

I can not emphasis this one enough!

All too common I see parents taking photos of their children standing upright. Why not? For most people we don’t even think about this. We view the world at our own eye-level. We determine what looks good or bad at our own eye-level.

In photography however, we need to consider the angle that of the shot and how that impacts the image of our subject. For child photography, standing upright causes your subject’s head to look large and comparatively his or her legs really short. Not the most flattering angle for any of us, is it?


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Luckily, this is an easy fix.Instead of taking photos standing upright, get down to the eye-level of your subject, and just like that the result is worlds apart.

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2. Less is always more

Often when taking photos, to capture the moment, we try to include as much in the picture as possible.  This is particularly the case when we are surrounded by beautiful scenery. The grander our vision for what we want to capture, the more we want to include in the photo.

However, as a result, we often take pictures so wide that it makes the subject appear way too small.  Even worse, another unwanted result is that we end up capturing a lot of strangers and unwanted elements in the photo.

Try to fight your urge to capture everything in one glorious shot.  Instead, go closer, eliminate those unwanted elements and focus purely on your subject.

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Often it’s the tight shot that makes it to your top favorites.

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3. Lighting is king

We have all seen it.  You know, those outdoor photos with the sun blazing down and your kid squinting in every photo?  The ones with the harsh shadows on everyone’s faces? Frankly, we have all done it.

For outdoor photography, the best time is 1-2 hours before sunset. Not only is the temperature a lot more easier to manage, this time of day also provides a much softer lighting.


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As a photographer, I am always trying my best to capture the personality of the subjects that I work with.  

With these easy tips, I hope that you’ll be able to dramatically improve the quality of photos that you take with your child and capture more of those everyday moments and make them instaworthy.

Were these helpful?  Please write to me and let me know.  I’d love to hear from you.

Nicholas Thio is founder of NT Photography, a specialist in family photography in Hong Kong.  You can find his work at or contact him at    


Design story | 100 days | How we designed it

In Chinese culture a child’s 100 days was historically an important milestone in a baby’s life – a celebration of life when the odds of reaching 100 days less certain than today. Nowadays it often marks the first time your baby is introduced to friends and loved ones. It’s a fun and festive occasion – a coming out party for your little bundle of joy!


Though just one day, a child’s 100 days is an important event and one that Chinese culture celebrates but is less well known in western culture. As such it was important to us as a brand that celebrates Asian culture to have a design that celebrates this important milestone.

Unlike some of our other designs which came together quick easily and naturally, this one was very challenging.

We started with some traditional Chinese elements for 100 day celebrations. Red eggs and ginger in Chinese traditional red and gold for example. We also tried playing with the lettering and doing some elegant flower designs. However, none of these designs seemed to achieve the effect that we wanted.

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100 days is a joyous occasion. It should be fun and lively and a spirited celebration. These designs did not accomplish that so we went back to the drawing board on multiple occasions to see if we could come up with a design that was more spirited.

In our initial conception of the idea, we wanted to create something that celebrated a very traditional Chinese custom. Because of this, we forced ourselves to use traditional Chinese colors and symbols to interpret the occasion.

It was only when we stepped away from this work that we realized anything that in concept celebrated 100 days was inherently in line with our overall brand concept. The design didn’t need to take into account traditional Chinese symbols and colors – the cultural element was imbedded inherently in the concept itself. When we realized this, we were able to expand our ideas for how we could interpret this tradition in a fun new way.

The final design is something that took many iterations, but in the end, we came up with something that we are thrilled with and that has resonated with our customers alike.



To infinity and beyond!

Purrr-fect | Meng | How we designed it

Our long sleeve Shuai bodysuit in navy blue was one of the first Chinese character graphic designs that we came up with.

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We received a lot of positive feedback on that design from friends and customers as well who loved the concept.  At the same time, many customers were disappointed that we didn’t have a similar concept design for baby girls and asked why.  The answer simply was that there was no particular reason.  As such, the seed for this was planted early on.

At one point, a customer suggested that since we had a Shuai design, that we needed a Meng design.  When we hear that, we knew right away that she was right.

Meng is a Chinese word whose literal meaning is sprout, as in the sprout of a plant.  It has been used in a more casual manner to describe something that young, cute, often feminine – in other words, adorable.

The word itself is not particularly adorable-looking so we had a somewhat difficult time thinking about how to translate this idea into a fun graphic.  The idea for the design first came after doing a lot of word associations to think about what types of things people often think of as being cute.  Of course, pets are one of them, and cats and dogs are naturally one of the most popular.

The design didn’t really take shape until we began to play with some imagery and realized that the top part of the word could be interpreted to look like cat ears.  After that came a few iterations where subsequently we added the paws and the tail, like a costume.  That’s when we knew we had something fun and unique.


Do you have any design ideas for us?  We’d love to hear from you!  Please contact us and let us know what fun ideas you have for us!  Maybe your concept could be the next one that we turn into one of our graphic designs.

Cool like that | Shuai | How we designed it

In our designs, we always try to be a bit unexpected and unconventional.

A lot of thought goes into not just our graphic designs, but also our fabric and color choices as well. While babies clothes are usually bright in color with a lot of pastels and baby pinks and baby blues, we wanted to be bold and try something different. That’s how we ended up with charcoal as one of our primary color choices.


(Why is it all baby pink?!?!?)

Charcoal is a very sophisticated color.  Versus a traditional black, it carries more depth and character.  While black and a dark shade like charcoal is a very popular color for adults, it is much more rare to see in babies clothes.

Shuai, which means “cool” in Chinese, complements this color perfectly which is why we decided to use it as the base for this graphic design.  Like the word, we knew that we wanted this design to be cool.  That meant it needed to be a simple design, not cluttered yet sophisticated as well.

We began playing with the wording and different fonts designs, colors and placement.  We chose a font for the design with a similar cool vibe to the fabric color.  The characters we slanted at an angle to add to the sleek feel.  We liked the white on charcoal  but thought that this in and of itself was a bit too simple.

We wanted to add a splash of color to make the shirt really pop and tried small symbols to see the effects – none of these however, felt very unique.

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In the end, we were inspired by Star Wars which has been such a strong force in pop culture and even more so recently given the latest string of movies.  Hence we added a light sabre in reference to this.  We took a bit of creative license and tried multiple colors for the light sabre include some that were in the move and some that weren’t.


We wanted to add some texture to the final design so the white letter was done in flocking.  In the end, we chose the lime green color as the most complementary one to the design and the prevailing colors scheme.

Would you have chosen the same one?  Let us know.

Lightning in a bottle | Feed me milk | How we designed it

Design, and the creative process is funny – a great outcome is not always a function of the amount of time spent.

The inspiration for our Feed Me Milk design for instance came relatively quick.  We were in the middle of multiple drafts of a different design which would eventually be our 100 days bodysuit.  We had come up with designs based on a number of different concepts but it just wasn’t coming together.

From our initial launch, we have received a lot of feedback on our designs from friends, customers and non-customers alike.  Searching for inspiration for our designs, we originally started playing with iconic images of Hong Kong.  These include images such as the Hong Kong skyline, junk boats, the star ferry etc.  With images of Hong Kong on the brain and on our computer screens, it was a natural evolution from thinking about iconic images to thinking about iconic logos.

Vitasay is one of the quintessential Hong Kong brands.  For many, it brings back fond memories of their childhood.  Its products can be found throughout not just Hong Kong but in Chinese grocery stores or Chinese supermarkets around the world.

This article gives a brief history of the Vitasoy brand.

In Hong Kong, Vitasoy trucks can be seen traveling throughout the city supplying Vitasoy products, soy milk, lemon teas and other drinks to the local convenient stores and supermarkets.  It was while walking along the street one day mulling over our 100 day bodysuit and we came across one of these trucks with the iconic Vitasoy logo emblazoned across the side that the idea struck – literally.

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Vitasoy short for Vitamin milk.  In Chinese, the Vita is short for vitamin, which also is the phonetic sound of “wei-ta” the first two words in the Chinese word for vitamin.  “Nai” from the word milk.  In this case soy milk, made from soy beans.

“Vitasoy.  That’s so Hong Kong.  We could use that in one of our designs.”

It wasn’t more than 30 seconds later that the idea came.

Babies are always drinking milk.  I want milk (我要奶).  We can make a design for I want milk (我要奶).

The design came together easily.  Our core cream fabric just happens to be the color of soy milk so it was natural to pair the logo design with our cream fabric to create a product to mimic the iconic glass bottle Vitasoy drink.

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Once we saw the finished sample we knew that we had captured lightning in bottle.  Well, at least soy milk.

At least it makes sense | Superstar and Supercute | How we designed it

When coming up with design ideas, you never know where your next inspiration will come from.

Hong Kong pop culture is heavily influenced by Japanese and Korean pop culture.  That’s why when we started to notice people in Hong Kong with Superdry shirts everywhere, we didn’t think too much of it.  The quality of their fabrics is great, the dying is expert, and the designs riffing off of vintage Japanese cool coupled with their great choices in colors are all reasons why people love the brand.

If you are curious like me however, I’ve always wondered what the Japanese writing said – initially I just assumed that it was “Superdry” in Japanese.  It was only after discussing with a friend that I learned that the Japanese writing in their signature design has no meaning!  Not only that, Superdry isn’t even a Japanese brand!  It’s from the UK!

I couldn’t believe it!  A British brand that had created an identity leveraging Asian cool with vintage Japanese design and aesthetic.

And the Japanese didn’t even make sense!

As a side note, as a child growing up in the US, it always confused me every time I came back to Asia and saw the English sayings on clothes and in the stationary stores etc.  It was often just a bunch of made up gibberish that made no sense.


At the very least it should make sense!

That’s when the thought of doing a “super” design hit me.  We often use the word “super” to emphasize what we are saying.

“That was super cute.  ”

“He is super tall. ”

“Her hair is super long.”

It’s a message with a positive tone and something that we could really play around with.  We could combine English and Chinese and also incorporate some cute character graphics.  It would be perfect!  If not perfect, at least it would make sense.

We began to brainstorm different design ideas and came up some really good ones.  We had a lot of fun coming up with different sayings.  We decided to go ahead with a neutral design and a more girly one and ended up settling on Superstar and Supercute because we loved the message.

Before deciding  to go ahead with Superstar though, there were some great ones that we unfortunately discarded.  High among them was this:


Hehehe.  What do you think?  Would you buy a bodysuit with this for your child?

The Not-So-Ugly Duckling | Hou Duckie | How we designed it

Shopping for kids clothes can be fun and adventurous. There are so many great brands that are making high quality clothes with whimsical designs using fun themes, cute characters and adorably saying.

When our first child was born and we began shopping for clothes for our baby girl however, it quickly became apparent that the selection of high quality baby clothes came primarily from western brands.

Why is that?!?!

That’s when the idea for Ganas Kids first came to us.


As a baby apparel and kids clothing brand that celebrates Asian cultures, we knew that we wanted to incorporate Chinese wording and characters into our designs.  We thought a lot about how to develop this concept in a playful manner.

Our Hou Duckie design is an attempt to infuse Chinese character influence into our graphic designs.  It is a play on words from “hou duc yi” which is “cute” in Cantonese.  You can often hear people commenting “hou duc yi” when they see newborn babies which is why it is a perfect saying for us to develop into our designs.

That Duck is a homonym for the word “duc” worked out fabulously in the design.  It doesn’t hurt that rubber ducks are an iconic childhood (bath) toy….


… and that Hong Kong people love them.

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In our initial design, we decided to use the silhouette of the duck body to make sure that there was no confusion about the design of the character.   We played around with the color of the rubber duck but decided to stick with a more traditional bold yellow color which was a strong contrast from the character design.

For the Chinese characters, we decided on a somewhat traditional font to give the graphic a classic feel.


The final design was something that we fell in love with right away.  After placing an initial order for short sleeve bodysuits and tees, we decided to extend the design and include long sleeve items as well.

This design will always hold a special place for us because I think it was the first one that we developed where we saw a real emotional reaction from our customers and they really responded to our designs and our design concept.

What do you think?

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