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BEST PHOTO PRINTING APPS FOR KID’S PHOTOS

BEST PHOTO PRINTING APPS FOR KID’S PHOTOS

What's the best way to get great photos of your kid's off your phone and onto the wall? With an app, of course! So let's talk about some of the best apps for printing kid's photos: Polagram With Polagram, you can print photos right from your smartphone, and they come...

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TOP TIPS FOR SUNNY-DAY CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

TOP TIPS FOR SUNNY-DAY CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

Being summer, you’ll enjoy a lot of bright, sunny days – which seem like a perfect time to pull out your camera for some beautiful portraits of your kids. However, you’ll soon find that shooting in the sun is tricky. It introduces a lot of shadows, causes squinting,...

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5 KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS FOR HOT DAYS

5 KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS FOR HOT DAYS

Is it hot enough yet? Pretty much everywhere throughout North America (and abroad) is experiencing hot temperatures, which can make it a challenge when trying to scout photography locations for taking kid’s portraits. After all, even the nicest locale won’t matter if...

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A-Z OF CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (R-Z)

A-Z OF CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (R-Z)

Here’s part three of our series on children’s portrait photography. Keep reading – you’ll learn a lot about terminology, tools, and tricks for great kid’s photos. Reflector You can easily use a reflector to bounce light back onto your child for more balance kid’s...

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A-Z OF CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (H-P)

A-Z OF CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (H-P)

You're back! Ready to learn some more key tips for taking better kids’ portraits, alphabet style? Awesome, let’s jump in then: Histogram This one can be a bit of a challenge – in simple terms the histogram is a visual representation of the tones in your image....

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10 KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGES FOR SUMMER

10 KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGES FOR SUMMER

When you hit the halfway point in summer, it can be hard to find interesting activities to keep your kids entertained, as well as keeping yourself sane. If you’re into photography, this can be a great time to delve into kid’s photography with a fun summer challenge....

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A-Z OF CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (A-G)

A-Z OF CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (A-G)

What if there was one place where you could learn everything you need to know about children’s portrait photography? You’ve certainly come to the right place – in this article we’ll get you started down the road to amazing photography of your kids, alphabet style....

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: THE GOLDEN RULE

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: THE GOLDEN RULE

Now that we’ve talked about some of the more basic photography composition rules for kid's photos, hopefully you’ve had a chance to test them out and incorporate them, it’s time to take it to the next level with a few more advanced ideas. The golden rule (sometimes...

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JULY 4 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

JULY 4 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

If you, like many, are gearing up for a great holiday weekend, then perhaps it's time to brush the dust off your camera and get it set for some great picture-taking activity. With friends, food, and family all around, July 4th is a terrific opportunity to capture...

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KID’S PHOTO BASICS: WHITE BALANCE

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: WHITE BALANCE

White balance is a difficult concept; but it’s one that can really save your bacon when your photos just don’t look right. All it takes is a bit of background and an understanding of how your camera operates, and the properties of light. Let’s start with the light...

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MORE BBQ KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

MORE BBQ KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Last year’s article on Photographing Kids at Your BBQ offered some great tips on getting great photos of your kids, but we’re sure there’s more to learn when it comes to combining good friends, good food, and cute kids. So here we go: Chalk Art Give your kids a bucket...

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10 Tips for Photographing Newborn Twins

10 Tips for Photographing Newborn Twins

Bringing one baby into your life is a joyful-and hectic- occasion, and twins bring double of both! But once they arrive and get settled you’ll hopefully be ready to take some terrific baby photos. The trick is to know how and when to take newborn twin photos to get...

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AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY

AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY

Dad’s work really hard all year, between working and raising kids they don’t always have time to enjoy their hobbies – so this Father’s Day you can help them make time by giving them a little inspiration. Here are a few ideas: Nikon D3200 For Dad’s who love taking...

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IMPROVE YOUR KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY, WITHOUT NEW GEAR (PART II)

IMPROVE YOUR KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY, WITHOUT NEW GEAR (PART II)

You’re back! I suppose that means that you found last week’s tips on improving your photography without buying new year useful and now you’re looking for more. Excellent – let’s get started: Start a challenge Rather than trying to photograph anything and everything,...

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MEMORIAL DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

MEMORIAL DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Once again Memorial Day is approaching (May 25, 2015) and with it is an excellent opportunity to take some great photos. Whether you are putting together something special to remember a lost loved one or simply spending time with your family, remember to have your...

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TIPS FOR BETTER EASTER KID’S PHOTOS

TIPS FOR BETTER EASTER KID’S PHOTOS

It’s almost here! All that color, flowers, colored eggs (and of course, candy) – the perfect time to pull out your camera and take some delightful kid's photos. So how do you go about setting your Easter-themed kid's photos apart from all the rest? Here are a few...

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DISPELLING FLASH FEAR IN KID’S PHOTOS

DISPELLING FLASH FEAR IN KID’S PHOTOS

Some photographers go out of their way to avoid using flash (I’m one of them), but there are certain situations where your choices are flash or bad kid's photos. So, let’s get over our fear of flash and embrace it (when necessary) with these tips: You Need to Diffuse...

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FROM THE WEB: BEST FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIALS

FROM THE WEB: BEST FREE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIALS

When you have a few moments and aren't able to have an actual photography session, you can still become a better kids' photographer by learning some new photography tips and tricks. While taking a class is probably the option that provides the most results, there are...

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FROM THE WEB: WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS

FROM THE WEB: WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY IDEAS

Is it over yet? Perhaps in parts of the country, but in others winter is still going strong. With every snowfall that floats down, you likely feel your photographic motivation wane - so perhaps it's time to jumpstart your winter kid's photography with a few ideas,...

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