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TIPS TO BOOST CREATIVITY IN KID’S PHOTOS

TIPS TO BOOST CREATIVITY IN KID’S PHOTOS

It can be easy to get a little too comfortable when it comes to kid's photos; particularly when you’ve been doing it for a while. Unfortunately, that also means that your child photography will stay relatively the same, the same shot, same settings, each time. So what...

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CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: KEEP IT SIMPLE!

CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: KEEP IT SIMPLE!

This concept is the simplest when it comes to child photography, yet is also one of the hardest to follow. Keep it simple! What this means is that we have a habit of trying to capture “everything” in a photo, thinking that it is important to giving the image context....

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IMPROVE YOUR CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS – RIGHT NOW!

IMPROVE YOUR CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS – RIGHT NOW!

We all get a bit complacent when it comes to the skills we are working on, whatever they are. Sometimes it takes a bit of a kick in the rear to gets us moving towards improvement again, which is why I’ve put together this list of methods to improve your child...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: BALANCING ELEMENTS

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: BALANCING ELEMENTS

Balance is a hard concept to get a hang of in photography, so don’t beat yourself up if it takes a while to learn how to incorporate it into your kid's photos successfully. First off, balance doesn’t mean putting everything in the middle, or having something on one...

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TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING A CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING A CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

At some point in your child’s life you are going to want to take a professional set of photos to remember some time of their life by (or just have a shot where they aren’t blinking or making cheesy faces), and at that point you’re going to be faced with the question -...

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5 GUARANTEED TIPS FOR BETTER CHILDREN’S PHOTOS

5 GUARANTEED TIPS FOR BETTER CHILDREN’S PHOTOS

It doesn’t take much to get better at something, really. Whether it’s learning a language, learning to paint, or learning to take great photos, a few minor changes can go a long way. Try out just one of these photography tips and see how it effects your children's...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: STOP CENTERING! (MOST OF THE TIME)

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: STOP CENTERING! (MOST OF THE TIME)

If there’s one rule that can immediately affect how “good” your kid's photos turn out, it’s the conscious decision to stop putting your subject (this includes your child) in the center of your image. Seriously! Right now you’re probably thinking “but they’re the most...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: WHERE TO CROP

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: WHERE TO CROP

Have you ever looked at a one of your kid's photos, whether partial or full-body, and thought “there’s something wrong here, but I can’t quite put my finger on it”? Odds are that the image contained a poorly-cropped head, arm, leg, hand, foot, etc. You see, when you...

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5 TIPS FOR FUN KIDS’ PHOTOSHOOTS

5 TIPS FOR FUN KIDS’ PHOTOSHOOTS

Getting kids to cooperate for a photoshoot can be difficult, which is why it is so important that you take the time to prepare your kids – the last thing you want is to not get any good photos because your child is trying to be difficult (or simply doesn't want their...

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GETTING STARTED WITH KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

GETTING STARTED WITH KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you love taking photos? Are you looking to jump into kid’s portrait photography? We have a few suggestions on jumping into the fun and challenging realm of kid’s photography. Step One: Equipment While you don’t need to go out and drop $5,000 on equipment to start...

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USING CONTRAST IN KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

USING CONTRAST IN KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you learned about contrast yet, and have started applying it to your kid's photography? If not, it's time to get started - it can make for amazing images, particularly when combined with other kid's portrait photography tips and composition rules. Contrast is...

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5 FUN AND MESSY KIDS’ PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS

5 FUN AND MESSY KIDS’ PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS

Kids are messy, let’s just face it. Rather than clean them up and pray they stay that way, why not plan your next kids' portrait photography session around a messy and fun activity? You’ll get some interested photos, and they’ll have lots of fun, making it easy to...

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KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: UNDERSTANDING ISO

KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: UNDERSTANDING ISO

Of all the concepts you come across in photography, ISO seems to be the one that introduces the most confusion to new and even experienced photographers, while simultaneously being almost overlooked as a key part of photography. If you are able to get a handle on when...

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5 TIPS FOR BETTER SMARTPHONE PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS

5 TIPS FOR BETTER SMARTPHONE PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS

Although we would all love to drag our cameras around with us everywhere we go, particularly when our kids are with us, it’s just not practical. Fortunately, today’s cell phone (and tablets) have very good photo-taking abilities, as long as we take the time to learn...

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Top 5 MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY-LOVING MOMS

Top 5 MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY-LOVING MOMS

It’s that time of year again – time to show some appreciation to the mom in your life. Sure, flowers are nice but what about giving her a gift that celebrates something she loves? If the mom in your life happens to love children’s photography get inspired by this list...

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10 FUN PROPS TO ADD TO YOUR KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOS

10 FUN PROPS TO ADD TO YOUR KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOS

Sometimes, no matter how perfect your portrait photography skills, time of day, setting, and pose you’ll find that your kid's portraits are just missing…something. This is where a prop can come in handy – it adds a splash of color and interest to the shot, keeps your...

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TIPS FOR MINIMALIST KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

TIPS FOR MINIMALIST KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

Minimalism is a big thing in photography – by stripping out the extraneous in a photo you get a stronger photo. For kid's photography, this can be a bit of a challenge. Remember, less is more and follow these tips: Start with Composition Sometimes it can be tempted to...

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ADDING MORE “WOW” TO KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOS – PART I

ADDING MORE “WOW” TO KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOS – PART I

It’s all well and good to learn how to create good kid’s portrait photos, but at some point you’re going to want to step up and create great portraits. So how does one accomplish that? We have some simple, straightforward and easy tips: Tip #1: Look Up, Look Down...

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TOP 5 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING KIDS IN SPRINGTIME

TOP 5 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING KIDS IN SPRINGTIME

It’s that time of year again, where, just when you feel like it’s warming up WHAM! – blizzard. However, soon spring will arrive, and with it the ability to plan some fun photo sessions to capture your kid’s playful side while enjoying all the lovely scenes that spring...

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Depth of Field in Children’s Portraits

Depth of Field in Children’s Portraits

If you have experimented with depth of field (and presumably, know what it means), then you’re ready to take it to the next step. While you might have become accustomed to the standard depth of field (sharp focus on face, blur in the background), playing around with...

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

TIPS FOR CHOOSING A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

Advice for selecting an amazing Newborn Photographer Once your little one arrives (or even beforehand), you may, between the haze of feeding, changing, and trying to sleep, want to plan a photo shoot to capture your baby’s best side. While you may have some pretty...

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