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Photography secrets | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

As a family photographer, people do tend to say to me “I bet you have lovely shots of your family from Christmas.” And you know what? It is much easier to get those shots if you know a few simple secrets.

Then I thought: “Hey, it would be great to share some of this stuff – just as a present for you.” In the run-up to Christmas, I’ll be posting a series on just this subject. In fact I am going to post every other day in the countdown to Santa’s arrival. Here is an introduction to my first two (which are available now):

Move closer

Your family photography could simply be not close enough. We tend to stand back and take shots that depict a whole scene. While there is nothing wrong with some shots like this, discover how getting closer will add more impact to your family photography.

Vary the angle

Stand up and keep the camera straight – it’s a mantra we have formed about our photography from childhood. But what if you break this received rule? I will show you how, if you change the angle you take photographs from, your family photography will be that much more interesting.


More ideas

I have plenty of ideas for you to improve your family photography and I’ll be sharing them between now and Christmas – these are just the first two.

Here are two things you can do right now:

1 Sign up below and I’ll make sure you have each tip delivered to your inbox on the day it is published. (Don’t worry, you’ll be able to unsubscribe any time you want – even on Christmas Day – and I will look after your details very, very carefully. I promise.)

2 Let me know what you would most like to improve about your Christmas family photography. I’d love to include my solution as another tip. Please comment below, or on my Facebook Page.

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