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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Turn off the flash | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

Any professional photographer will tell you that if they were designing a camera for family photography, the very last place they would put the flash would be on the camera, right next to the lens. An image needs light and shade, shadow and highlights to create something pleasing on the eye and this is created […]

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Telling a Story | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

Whether you are going to use your family photography to create a printed album, a phone montage, a desktop slideshow, a digital picture frame show, an iPad display or something else, your images will work better if they tell a story. It’s all too easy to take a shot or two of an event. One […]

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Using a zoom lens to isolate a subject | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

Even if you use a modest compact camera for your family photography, you probably have the ability to zoom in (use the camera to get closer) to your subject. Generally, people simply see this as a way of getting closer to what they want to photograph, but you may also have noticed that the look […]

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Looking Room | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

In a previous post in this series on improving your family photography, I discussed the Rule of Thirds and how it was useful to think about where in the overall frame you are going to position your subject or subjects. Today, we’ll be looking at another aspect of positioning within a frame: creating Looking Room. Which of […]

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Protecting your memories | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

This is one of my favourite shots of Lydia, my daughter, taken six years ago when she was just two years old as part of a family photography shoot we set up just outside the pretty village of Shere in Surrey. She does not look like this now; she has changed in many, many ways. The […]

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