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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: CHOOSING A FOCAL POINT

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: CHOOSING A FOCAL POINT

If there's one thing you need to learn in order to take great kid's photos - it's this. What’s the difference between a kid's photo that you remember and one you don’t? Generally speaking, an image that makes a concerted effort to choose a focal point and reinforces...

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6 TIPS FOR AMAZING KID’S PORTRAITS

6 TIPS FOR AMAZING KID’S PORTRAITS

They’re cute, cuddly, and oh-so-photogenic – but why are they so hard to capture on camera? Even when you do get them on “film” it might never seem right, like it has impact. So, we’ve pulled together a few handy tips to get more out of your kid's portraits. Tip One:...

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PACKING KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR FOR TRAVEL

PACKING KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR FOR TRAVEL

Heading out for vacation in the next few months? Make sure you have the right gear to capture amazing photos of your kids, as well as your unique surroundings. Here are some tips to get you started: Short Trips For 1-2 day trips, you’ll want your camera, lenses,...

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5 REASONS TO HANG KID’S PHOTOS

5 REASONS TO HANG KID’S PHOTOS

With getting the kids to school, after school events, weekend activities, etc., it’s wonder that you even have time to take photos of your kids, let alone sort, catalog, and figure out how to print them. But displaying kid's photos is really important, and here’s why:...

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IMPROVING KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY BY UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA

IMPROVING KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY BY UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA

No matter what hobby you undertake – a musical instrument, a new language, a sport – you can’t hope to get better at what you do. The same goes for kid's photography, unless you understand the tools at hand and how to use them you won’t see any improvement in the...

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GREAT KIDS’ PORTRAITS IN 15 MINUTES

GREAT KIDS’ PORTRAITS IN 15 MINUTES

Even if you’re lucky enough to have perfectly behaved kids that clean up after themselves, get dressed, and don’t completely wreck your home on a daily basis, life is still busy. While the idea of setting up a portrait session may be a task that sounds beyond your...

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6 BEGINNER CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES

6 BEGINNER CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES

So, did you get that new camera for Christmas this year – or perhaps had a bit of a splurge on Boxing Day? No it’s time to get to know your camera, so you can start taking amazing photos of your kids, as well as friends, family, pets, food, landscapes, nature, or...

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EXPERIMENTING WITH BLACK AND WHITE KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

EXPERIMENTING WITH BLACK AND WHITE KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY

With all the lovely color out there, why would you consciously choose to exclude it in your kid’s photography? There are a few reasons – especially if you are getting started with kid’ portraits and want to focus on other rules of composition without the distraction...

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HELPING TO INTEREST KIDS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

HELPING TO INTEREST KIDS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Having your kids interested in a hobby is great, sharing a hobby is even better. If your kids have shown an interest in photography, or if you want to help them get started, here are some tips to make it interesting: Tip One: Start Slow You don’t need to teach your...

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GUIDE TO KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY IN SNOW

GUIDE TO KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY IN SNOW

Whether you are a family of skiers, snowboarders or just like to get out there into the blissful softness of the white stuff when it falls, then you may benefit from a few tips on taking photographs in the snow. With just a few adjustments, your shots can come out...

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7 QUICK AND EASY KID’S PHOTO COMPOSITION TIPS

7 QUICK AND EASY KID’S PHOTO COMPOSITION TIPS

Continually looking for a way to improve your photography can be a challenge, which is why it can be a better option to choose little things to improve on. Here’s a few to consider: Look for Balance Creating balance helps to make for an eye-catching image. Try...

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THE BEST CAMERA BAG FOR CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERS

THE BEST CAMERA BAG FOR CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERS

If you're a major frugal shopper and are eagerly awaiting Boxing Day for some great deals, how about a new camera bag? But what's the "best" camera bag for child photographers? We all have different preferences when it comes to purses, laptop bags, etc., camera bags...

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EVEN MORE KID’S SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

EVEN MORE KID’S SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

You can never have enough tips in your tool belt when it comes to two things: shooting in low light, and shooting snow scenes. In winter we photographers encounter both these issues in spades, so here are a few more tips to try. Vignettes (but not the kind you think)...

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DIY KID’S PHOTO CHRISTMAS CARDS

DIY KID’S PHOTO CHRISTMAS CARDS

What, it's time for Christmas cards already? Where does the time go? If your Christmas list contains 50+ people you might feel the pull towards generic holiday cards to save time (and money), but with a few supplies you can make amazing, hand-crafted Christmas cards...

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WINTER CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS

WINTER CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS

It’s almost here, those cold winter months where your kids are super excited to get out there and play, while you shiver and turn up the edge of your coat. One way to pass some time is to get out your camera and snap some winter-themed photos of your kids having fun....

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BETTER KIDS’ PHOTOS SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY

BETTER KIDS’ PHOTOS SNOW PHOTOGRAPHY

It looks like winter is here, and it arrived with a bang. Now that the white stuff is here to stay, you might find that your photographic approach needs a bit of adjustment. So, grab your camera, throw on some warm clothes (including mittens that let you work the...

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ULTIMATE TIPS FOR CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS IN THE COLD

ULTIMATE TIPS FOR CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS IN THE COLD

Brrr!! It’s definitely cooling down out there, with that arrives difficulty if you still want to get great children’s portraits outdoors. With a bit of planning and preparation, however, you can still get fantastic photos of your kids in the chill. Tip One: Scope Out...

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CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY – HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR SUBJECT

CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY – HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR SUBJECT

It’s all well and good to understand the basics of photography, including composition, technique, and the equipment and camera settings required to create a “good” photo – but that’s not all. In order to create really dynamic images you need to create a connection...

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THE BEST TIMES OF DAY FOR CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BEST TIMES OF DAY FOR CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you ever taken some photos on a nice, sunny day and wondered why they don’t look great? Few people know that there are actually ideal times of the day for photography, where you will get better images. The next time you are planning a children's photography...

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7 AUTUMN KID’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

7 AUTUMN KID’S 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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BEST CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

BEST CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

While Manhattan certainly offers terrific opportunities for child photography, there are plenty of places across the Hudson that provide lovely places to photograph your kids. Here are a few of our tried and true favorites. Pier A The large, grassy lawn here offers an...

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FROM THE WEB: 50 DIY PHOTO PROJECTS

FROM THE WEB: 50 DIY PHOTO PROJECTS

It's getting a bit dreary out, and as the days cool you might be looking for a few more things to do indoors with your kids. With all your great photos just sitting on your computer, why not get the off and make a few fun projects? You can make these projects to...

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