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PHOTO BASICS: GETTING IN CLOSE FOR KIDS’ PORTRAITS

PHOTO BASICS: GETTING IN CLOSE FOR KIDS’ PORTRAITS

What separates good kids' portraits from great ones? Sometimes, it’s just a matter of considering the environment and choosing to exclude it, particularly if the surroundings have no bearing on the photo. Include Background in Kids' Portraits? Here's a practical...

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5 LABOR DAY KID’S PHOTO PROJECTS

5 LABOR DAY KID’S PHOTO PROJECTS

5 LABOR DAY KID’S PHOTO PROJECTS Ahh…the last weekend of summer is almost here! If you’re spending it at home, consider taking these last three days to embark on a photo project with your kids, or take some kid’s photos that you can use in a later project. We have a...

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TOPS TIPS FOR KID’S PHOTOS WITH A SINGLE LENS

TOPS TIPS FOR KID’S PHOTOS WITH A SINGLE LENS

One of the earliest things you realize when you make the jump into more professional camera equipment is that there is a lot of lenses out there. You can choose to accumulate a few lenses, but if you really want to increase your photography skills you can focus on...

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5 TIPS FOR CREATING MEMORABLE CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

5 TIPS FOR CREATING MEMORABLE CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

If your most recent batch of children's portraits are feeling a bit blasé, maybe it’s time to try something new. Keep reading for a few tips on getting more out of your children's portraits to create memorable images that you and your kids will love. Tip One: Use the...

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CREATING STUNNING BABY PORTRAIT PHOTOS

CREATING STUNNING BABY PORTRAIT PHOTOS

Being both a new parent and a budding photographer can be an interesting experience – here you have the perfect subject but the photos just aren’t coming out the way you want them to. So what do you do? Here are some suggestions to up the odds of capturing some...

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CAMERA SETTINGS FOR PERFECT OUTDOOR KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOS

CAMERA SETTINGS FOR PERFECT OUTDOOR KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOS

There’s a reason why photographers love to shoot outside – lots of light! This gives you a lot of options as far as your camera settings, because once there’s lots of light for your kid’s portrait photos you can experiment with shutter speed and aperture to get just...

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TOP 5 SUMMER LOCATIONS FOR KIDS’ PHOTOS

TOP 5 SUMMER LOCATIONS FOR KIDS’ PHOTOS

If you haven’t had your camera out this summer yet, now’s the time to grab it and get some great action and portrait images of your kids and your family. Not sure where you should go to take photos? Here are some great photo shoot locations for this summer: Flower...

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TIPS FOR OUTDOOR CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

TIPS FOR OUTDOOR CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

We could talk about portraits in general until we are blue in the face, but in reality it does make a difference whether you are indoors or outside – so let’s talk specifics so the next time you step outside you have the confidence to pick up your camera and take some...

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TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING AN ONLY CHILD

TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING AN ONLY CHILD

We talk a lot about photographing twins and siblings but photographing only children is a whole other story. The tricks that work when there’s more than one child man not work on only children – so you need a whole different plan of action up your sleeve. Luckily,...

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FUN SUMMER KID’S PORTRAIT PROJECT: RECREATE A SCENE

FUN SUMMER KID’S PORTRAIT PROJECT: RECREATE A SCENE

If you’re getting tired of the same old, same old when it comes to taking kid’s portraits, consider staging a “re-creation” this year. Whether from your favorite book, TV show, historical event, or movie (or theirs), recreation is a terrific way to focus your creative...

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CREATE YOUR OWN KIDS’ PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP

CREATE YOUR OWN KIDS’ PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP

By the time your kids are entering school, you may find (particularly if they grew up with you snapping photos) that they start expressing some interest in taking control of the camera. With summer at hand, now is a perfect time to get your kids into photography camp...

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IPHONE KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR TRAVELING

IPHONE KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR TRAVELING

While it would be great to have your DSLR handy when you’re on your next trip, we all know that sometimes it’s just easier to leave it at home (or in your hotel room). So if you’re stuck with a smartphone the next time you’re photographing your kids we have a few tips...

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Tips for Kids’ Amusement Park Photography

Tips for Kids’ Amusement Park Photography

We have some great amusement parks in North American, and odds are that you’re planning (or will be planning) a trip to one here, or overseas. If you are, you might want to brush up on your photography skills in order to take great photos on your next trip to the...

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TIPS FOR TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

TIPS FOR TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Ahh, teenagers. They can be the light of your life or a pain in the behind. Regardless, though, you’ll want to take photos of them to document all the different stages they go through on their road to adulthood. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting good...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: POSITIONING THE EYES

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: POSITIONING THE EYES

We’ve all been told that the eyes are the “windows to the soul” – but there’s nowhere that is more evident than in portrait photography. Without clear, crisp, focused eyes a portrait photo lacks the ability to connect with the viewer, meaning you end up with just a...

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TIPS FOR AMAZING MATERNITY PORTRAITS

TIPS FOR AMAZING MATERNITY PORTRAITS

Advice for Maternity Portraits that you'll cherish Odds are that you have at least one friend who’s pregnant (or attempting) – what a great time to test out your maternity photography skills! Here are some tips on getting great photos: Timing is Everything You want a...

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THE FOUR C’S OF KIDS’ PHOTOGRAPHY CLOTHING

THE FOUR C’S OF KIDS’ PHOTOGRAPHY CLOTHING

When dressing kids to take photos it can be a bit overwhelming – how do you get the perfect mix of “dressy” while making your kids feel at home, rather than in a second skin? All you need to do is keep these three C’s in mind: Casual, Comfortable, (a bit) Colorful,...

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TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING KIDS AT YOUR SUMMER BBQ

TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING KIDS AT YOUR SUMMER BBQ

It’s BBQ time! What could be a better opportunity to break out your camera, not only for photographing kids, but also to take some fun photos of of friends and family. Great food and a few toys can put kids in a great mood – which makes it easier for you to take...

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4TH OF JULY – KID’S PHOTO BOOTH IDEAS

4TH OF JULY – KID’S PHOTO BOOTH IDEAS

Keeping kids busy during 4th of July festivities makes for 1) a more fun gathering for adults and 2) a great opportunity to snap shots of your kids having fun. Setting up a kid’s photo booth is one way that you can guarantee both fun photos and entertainment for all...

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IPHONE KID’S PHOTO PROJECT: PHOTO BOOK

IPHONE KID’S PHOTO PROJECT: PHOTO BOOK

With most of us carrying a Smartphone or iPhone just about anywhere, it’s a common problem to have a ton of kid's photos clogging up your memory on your phone. You might get around to downloading the images onto your computer, but then what? Perhaps this year you can...

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LOOK BACK TO BECOME A BETTER CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER NOW

LOOK BACK TO BECOME A BETTER CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER NOW

Thinking about looking back on your photos from when you first began as a child photographer can give you not-so-good feeling – but you should do it!! Checking out your old images will give you an opportunity to see just how far you’ve come, among other things, and...

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