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TIPS FOR DIY MATERNITY PHOTOS

TIPS FOR DIY MATERNITY PHOTOS

While we all wish we could have a professional photographer on hand for all of our major life events; engagement, wedding, maternity, birth, etc., it’s not always possible (or affordable) to do so. In the event that you decide to take your own maternity photos, here...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: VIEWPOINT

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: VIEWPOINT

While we touched on this technique when discussing emphasis and proportion last month, I believe that viewpoint deserves a bit more getting into to fully understand how it can add power and interest to a photo. Viewpoint is pretty easy to use; it simply refers to the...

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR DSLR FOR BETTER CHILD PORTRAITS

UNDERSTANDING YOUR DSLR FOR BETTER CHILD PORTRAITS

Whether you’ve just purchased a new camera (congrats!), or really haven’t had a chance to get to know your latest acquisition, there are a few things you should understand about your camera if you want to be able to create better child portraits, such as: Know The...

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TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUNGER SIBLINGS

TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUNGER SIBLINGS

Graduating from photographing individual children to groups, particularly photographing younger siblings, can pose a real challenge to even the most experienced photographer. Besides taking a deep breath and counting to ten, here are a few tips to get some good poses...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: LEADING LINES

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: LEADING LINES

When the focal point in your kid's photo is not perfectly obvious in your image, or has to compete with other objects or people in the frame, leading lines can be used to “draw” the viewer’s eye towards the focal point and away from any distracting elements. All you...

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5 LOCATIONS FOR FALL KID’S PHOTOS

5 LOCATIONS FOR FALL KID’S PHOTOS

Fall is one of the best times of the year for taking kid's photos; it has a bit of everything – it’s crisp but not too cold, there’s nice colors, and the sun sets a bit earlier so you can include your children in some nice “golden hour” photos. So where should you go...

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AUTUMN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

AUTUMN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

While many of us are tempted to stay indoors and mourn the loss of summer, autumn really does provide amazing opportunities for beautiful kid’s portraits - if you undertake a few suggestions to ensure that your photos turn out perfectly. Tip 1: Watch for Timing One...

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5 CREATIVE WAYS TO DISPLAY PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS

5 CREATIVE WAYS TO DISPLAY PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS

Hopefully over the last few months during the glorious spring and summer, you've had an opportunity to take some awesome photos of your kids! Perhaps you have a few that you’d like to display? Rather than letting all those great photos “collect dust” on your hard...

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TIPS FOR TAKING KID’S SCHOOL PHOTOS AT HOME

TIPS FOR TAKING KID’S SCHOOL PHOTOS AT HOME

Not all parents are comfortable paying for kid's school photos, and if you look at it, it makes sense. School photographers generally have very little photography experience and are limited to “in the box” photography, which means you essentially get the same shot...

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CHOOSING A TERRIFIC TWIN PHOTOGRAPHER

CHOOSING A TERRIFIC TWIN PHOTOGRAPHER

With all the madness surrounding carrying, preparing for, and giving birth to twins, choosing a twin photographer doesn’t seem like a high priority. But at some point you’re going to want documentation of your little one’s journey through life, so the next time you...

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5 COMMON PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES IN CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

5 COMMON PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES IN CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

Every new photographer believes that with camera in hand, their ready to take fantastic children’s portraits. Most end up making the same mistakes and look back later with regret with the time they lost struggling with common problems. Let us help by pointing out some...

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5 TIPS FOR BIG SMILES IN KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

5 TIPS FOR BIG SMILES IN KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

As a parent, it can sometimes feel like it’s difficult to “have it all” when it comes kid's photography. You can have the perfect scene, the exact right camera settings, but the one thing that is missing you have little control over: that big, toothy grin that makes...

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Tips for Lifestyle Baby and Newborn Photography

Tips for Lifestyle Baby and Newborn Photography

Here are a few tips for taking better lifestyle newborn pictures We’ve talked a bit about lifestyle photography, but how do you capture newborns using the same principles? Lifestyle newborn photography is pretty easy, once you get the hang of it, and it can give you...

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TIPS FOR CREATIVE FAMILY PHOTOS

TIPS FOR CREATIVE FAMILY PHOTOS

Ideas for making your family pictures more creative Summer is gone, the kids are back in school, and it’s your chance to catch up on those projects that you’ve put off for the past few months. Like capturing some family photos. So how do you make sure that your family...

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BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH CHILDREN

BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH CHILDREN

If you’re frustrated with trying to get good photos from your kids, maybe you need to adjust when you’re taking out your camera and look for better times of the day/week/month to capture your kids in better moods. Want some pointers on the best time to photograph...

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TIPS FOR AWESOME KID’S PHOTOS AT THE BEACH

TIPS FOR AWESOME KID’S PHOTOS AT THE BEACH

If you, like many of us, abhor the thought of taking your expensive camera equipment to the beach – with all that sand and water – then at the very least grab your iPhone and give taking kid's photos at the beach a shot. Besides beautiful vistas and gorgeous skies,...

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10 PLACES TO PHOTOGRAPH KIDS IN NEW YORK CITY

10 PLACES TO PHOTOGRAPH KIDS IN NEW YORK CITY

Thinking of heading to New York City with your kids? Here are just a few awesome places you may want to consider visiting, not just to see but also for some awesome photographs of your kids! Times Square (West 42nd Street, between 7th Avenue and Broadway) What could...

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How Color Theory Applies to Kids’ Photography

How Color Theory Applies to Kids’ Photography

Color theory isn’t something we think about a lot when it comes to kids' photography, but it’s incredibly vital. How color works with your camera, as well as how color itself can make a portrait better, is a skill that can help you create even more memorable portraits...

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STARTING A BACK TO SCHOOL CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY TRADITION

STARTING A BACK TO SCHOOL CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY TRADITION

Is your toddler heading off to preschool, or your child to kindergarten this year? Why not start a child photography tradition for the first day of school? It might take a bit of planning, but imagine in 12 (or more years) – all the great photos of your child you’ll...

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TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING KID’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING KID’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Holy cow – it’s almost time for school! While for some parents this realization may result in much celebration, for parents of new kindergarteners it may be a bit sad. Your baby is growing up and he or she will be in school – so let’s capture this milestone moment...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: CORRECT EXPOSURE

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: CORRECT EXPOSURE

Exposure can be confusing – even to us photographers that have been around for a while. If you are trusting your camera in automatic modes while taking kid's photos, you are letting it set the combination of elements (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) to create what...

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BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTO IDEAS

BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTO IDEAS

Today we'd like to give you parents a few ideas on where/when to take photos of your kids when the “big day” comes in just a few days! So here are some back to school photo ideas, broken out by age range: Daycare/ Preschool This is a tough one for parents and child,...

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