Tag: photography tips

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Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

The other day I offered tips on where you can take your children outside of your home to capture memorable photographs of them. Today I want to assure you that you can also photograph your children inside your own home, no matter how dark or cluttered you think it is. The key word in this post will be “light”, because no matter what your … Read More Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

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Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

You’re thinking to yourself right now – I’m sure you are – that your house is too dark for photos of your children and that your flash is unflattering and makes your children look albino (which isn’t bad if you are an actual albino, of course.) So, where can you take photographs of your children that you will cherish for years to come if … Read More Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

Photography tips: Never be afraid to raise your ISO to get the shot you want

I recently joined a Facebook documentary group and right before I joined they had a challenge to capture scenes in the evening, after the sun set, at a higher ISO. For non-photographers, taking photos at a higher “film speed” (ISO comes from the day when photographers used film) can create a lot of grain, dots and pixels in an image, so it is often … Read More Photography tips: Never be afraid to raise your ISO to get the shot you want

5 tips for holiday photos with kids

I’m sure many parents are planning to attend holiday events this year and taking photographs of their children is almost always part of the festivities. Here are 5 tips for getting the best out of those holiday photos and most of them are the same for any other planned special  moments  where children will be involved. 1) Fill their bellies and get ’em their … Read More 5 tips for holiday photos with kids

Things Good Photographers Do….Apparently

I’ve noticed recently, from what I see on Instagram and Facebook, a few things that good photographers (apparently) do: Make sure there is sun flare in every single photo they take and if it isn’t there add it in Photoshop.  Take photos of your young children in a cart at target because target is..? High end Walmart? Take photos of your babies in sinks … Read More Things Good Photographers Do….Apparently

Tuesday tips for mom: Avoid saying ‘Look at the camera’

Every other Tuesday I will be offering practical photography tips for  moms who don’t consider themselves a photographer but still want to visually record the everyday lives of their children. These are merely tips or suggestions, not rules to follow. You should record your photographic memories for you in your own way and hopefully these suggestions will help give you ideas on how to … Read More Tuesday tips for mom: Avoid saying ‘Look at the camera’

What to Capture: Tips for photographing baby showers

This is part of my weekly post, What to Capture, where I give you ideas what photographs you will want to capture at an event or family gathering to be sure you document the day for your memories. To see previous posts you can see the link to the left or you can click HERE. Your family member or friend is pregnant and you’re … Read More What to Capture: Tips for photographing baby showers

What to Capture: Tips for photographing birthday parties

This is the debut of a new feature on my blog called What to Capture. This feature will offer tips to moms who want to document their child or children’s life through photography. I am aiming these posts at moms because often it is the mom who enjoys capturing the everyday life of her children but these tips, of course, can be for dads … Read More What to Capture: Tips for photographing birthday parties

Mobile Photography Monday | Tips for mom’s photographing their children

While I feel more comfortable capturing my memories on a larger camera with higher quality resolution,there are some days I know a moment has to be captured with whatever camera I have in my hand at the time. If it’s not my DSLR then it’s usually my cellphone, which is currently an iPhone 6s.Each Monday I share my favorite iPhone photos from the week … Read More Mobile Photography Monday | Tips for mom’s photographing their children