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PHOTOGRAPHING KIDS IN ACTION

PHOTOGRAPHING KIDS IN ACTION

The thing with kids is that they never sit still, even when you have them all set up for a nice photography session. So, the next time your kids are tearing around – whether on bikes, on foot, or skateboards – here are some tips for photographing kids in action to...

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TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY

TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY

The words “children” and “stress-free” are rarely put in the same sentence together, unless you put the words “are not” in the middle. Cutting down on stress when it comes to kids also tends to stop other things from happening – such as enjoying the pursuits of child...

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WHAT DAILY KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY CAN TEACH YOU

WHAT DAILY KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY CAN TEACH YOU

Too many of us get into the habit of pulling out our cameras only on those special occasions where we think there will be a chance for great kid's photography: kid’s birthdays, first days of school, vacations, Christmas, etc. The problem is, when we only bring out the...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: USING NATURAL FRAMES

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: USING NATURAL FRAMES

Welcome back! I hope you’re learning a lot about your camera and composition, and that you’re putting it to good use creating awesome kids' photos. Today we’re going to talk about framing – not what you do when you hang a photo – but what you can do within the shot to...

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BUYING A LENS FOR KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

BUYING A LENS FOR KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

One of the first things you’ll realize when purchasing a new DSLR to embrace kid's photography is that the buck doesn’t stop there. A reasonable investment in lenses is usually a requirement if you are looking to be able to delve into different types of photography...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: SYMMETRY AND PATTERNS

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: SYMMETRY AND PATTERNS

Incorporating patterns or symmetry into a kid's photos helps to create harmony in a photograph and can draw in your viewer and captivate them with a sense of order and meaning. Patterns can be any strong type of graphic, such as shapes, colors or lines that repeat...

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LIFESTYLE CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY: WHY IT WORKS

LIFESTYLE CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY: WHY IT WORKS

You probably have heard of street photography, but what exactly is lifestyle photography? In a nutshell, it’s you, capturing aspects of your lifestyle (or someone else’s). It’s not about making the perfect photo, or posing, or even consciously setting a scene. It’s...

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TOP 5 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR TODDLER

TOP 5 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR TODDLER

Toddlers are so much fun! Wait, did I say fun? What I meant was they are trickier to photograph! What with the climbing, jumping, yelling, throwing, running, how on earth can you take any decent photos of your little one? Here are a few tips: One: Get Them Off The...

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CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: GIVING SPACE IN PORTRAIT PHOTOS

CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: GIVING SPACE IN PORTRAIT PHOTOS

In an ongoing effort to help you take fantastic images of your kids (and everyone else), today we are going to talk about giving space in child photography. What does this mean, exactly? It’s pretty simple – give some space! Okay, maybe not that simple. In essence,...

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CHILD PHOTOGRPHY BASICS: THE RULE OF THIRDS

CHILD PHOTOGRPHY BASICS: THE RULE OF THIRDS

If you are looking for one single method to make child photography images more interesting, this is it. The rule of thirds is a loose rule that says when you put things in your image using thirds (rather than halves) it makes the photo more interesting. It works – so...

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TIPS FOR TERRIFIC NEWBORN PHOTOS

TIPS FOR TERRIFIC NEWBORN PHOTOS

When you have a new baby and are a photography nut, it seems as if the universe has aligned in order to give you ample opportunity to take images of your little one. Now all you have to do is find the time and follow these few tips to get the most out of your photo...

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TIPS FOR CHILD ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LOW LIGHT

TIPS FOR CHILD ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY IN LOW LIGHT

Photography in controlled conditions, such as child portrait photography, will feel like a breeze once you make the jump to action photography. Whether playing hockey, gymnastics, or just plain running around, you’ll want to check out these tips so you can get the...

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TIPS FOR DRESSING FOR FAMILY & KIDS’ PHOTOGRAPHY

TIPS FOR DRESSING FOR FAMILY & KIDS’ PHOTOGRAPHY

Having a professional photoshoot is a fabulous idea if you want gorgeous, timeless photos of your family to hang on your wall, or to give to friends and family. Before you head out to your photoshoot, spend a bit of time planning your wardrobe to ensure that you get...

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CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: WORKING WITH 3 KINDS OF LIGHT

CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS: WORKING WITH 3 KINDS OF LIGHT

You’ll quickly learn that light conditions can be either your best friend, or your worst enemy when photographing people, particularly children who aren't as patient as you experiment with different lighting set-ups. So, with that in mind, here are three types of...

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10 DIFFERENT MOMENTS TO CAPTURE IN CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY

10 DIFFERENT MOMENTS TO CAPTURE IN CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY

We’re all used to those big moments that have us scrambling for the camera – birthdays, first days of preschool/kindergarten, first steps, etc. But there are some moments that you should capture on camera that you might not be considering. Take your child photography...

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10 MUST-HAVE CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY TOOLS

10 MUST-HAVE CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY TOOLS

Camera bodies, lenses, tripods, filters, bags, etc. – how much of this do you need? Are there other pieces of equipment that you absolutely should have? It depends on who you ask, but here are the ten pieces of photography equipment that I feel are the most important...

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CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY: DSLR OR A POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA?

CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY: DSLR OR A POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA?

Are you considering a new camera in order to embrace the joys of child photography? There are so many options now when it comes to cameras that it may be hard to make a decision – particularly if you are trying to decide between a standard compact camera (or...

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: THE LITTLE DETAILS

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: THE LITTLE DETAILS

They're often overlooked, but it's the little details that offer a different and memorable aspect of newborn photography - but this trick can also work for older children's photography. So when you have enough newborn photos you can try out these tips to photography...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: HORIZONS AND VERTICALS

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: HORIZONS AND VERTICALS

Part of composing great kid's photos is being aware of how things “appear” when they are translated to a digital or printed photo – horizontal and vertical lines being a very good example. While it may not seem important at the time, lines that should run straight...

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6 TIPS FOR NEWBORN AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

6 TIPS FOR NEWBORN AND BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

Have a tiny baby? Lucky! Well, depending on how much sleep you are getting 😉 Regardless, your tiny baby presents an ideal opportunity for exploring baby and newborn photography. Which is why we've pulled together some top tips for photographing babies like a pro:...

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5 TIPS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTY PHOTOGRAPHY

5 TIPS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTY PHOTOGRAPHY

Kids parties are a terrific opportunity to capture some excellent images – there’s lots of color and activity, everyone’s having a good time (hopefully), and most of them will ignore you so you can capture some great candid faces. So what are the best tips to keep in...

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TOP TIPS FOR CANDID CHILDREN’S PHOTOS

TOP TIPS FOR CANDID CHILDREN’S PHOTOS

Setting up posed photos is great when you are looking to achieve a certain look (such as school or formal), but for capturing your kid’s personality on camera it’s the candid photo that’s really going to give you those amazing photos of your kids. So how do you get...

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