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 for ensuring consistently good portraits of your […]

Photography Tips and Tricks

February 26, 2016

10 MUST-HAVE CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY TOOLS

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 across and image (or up and down) that […]

Photography Tips and Tricks

February 19, 2016

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: HORIZONS AND VERTICALS

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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. But first, some […]

Children

November 20, 2015

WINTER CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS

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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 called the golden mean) is a more advance […]

Children

July 3, 2015

KID’S PHOTO BASICS: THE GOLDEN RULE

When you start to delve into the inner workings of making great images, it can be hard to sort out the “must know” from the “good to know” – so you end up with a hundred or so things to remember, which get in the way or truly enjoying the craft of great photography. So […]

Children

June 19, 2015

20 CRITICAL KID’S PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW – PART I

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It might seem obvious – take pictures! But unless you know how your camera really works it won’t do you much good. Not that you won’t be able to take decent photos of your kids and everything else, but without understanding how your camera works you won’t really have full control over what you create. […]

Curated by Jane

January 14, 2015

FROM THE WEB: FOUR THINGS TO DO WITH A NEW CAMERA

No matter how much you love to take photos, taking photos of kids can be a challenge. If you are finding yourself stuck, frustrated, or just plain out of ideas you need these three tips to improve your kids photography: First, Have Patience You can’t expect every photo session to go smoothly. For one, kids […]

Photography Tips and Tricks

September 19, 2014

ULTIMATE KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Spring and summer might be great for getting outside and enjoying the weather, but nothing beats the beautiful colors of fall. Get outside with your kids and enjoy the changing of the seasons with a few of these kids photo ideas for fall. The Biggest Leaf Send your kids on a “leaf hunt” to find […]

Photography Tips and Tricks

September 5, 2014

5 KIDS’ PHOTOS IDEAS FOR FALL

Kids love boats, don’t they? For us adults, it’s a great way to get outdoors, enjoy some sunshine, and even find a few minutes to relax. But don’t forget that, whether in motion or standing still, being out on a boat provides an excellent opportunity for some great candid images of your kids. Check out […]

Curated by Jane

July 16, 2014

FROM THE WEB: TIPS FOR BOATING PHOTOS

As if organizing the family to go to the beach wasn’t difficult enough, doing so with an idea of taking photos can seem like an insurmountable task. With a bit of planning, however, you can get everyone looking ship-shape. If you happen to have a tripod, you can even join in the fun! Check out […]

Curated by Jane

July 9, 2014

FROM THE WEB: 10 CUTE CLOTHING IDES FOR FAMILY BEACH PICTURES