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Expressing Relationships Part 2 | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

I my previous post on expressing relationships in family photography, I showed you a number of images and talked about how they showed something of the relationship between the subjects. Today I am will be giving you some hints and guidance to help you create these sorts of shots. These two sisters liked to pick […]

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Expressing Relationships Part 1 | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

You can think of your family photography and why you do it in several ways. For some, it is a record of the family as they grow – this is to a large extent the purpose of the School Photograph – and is primarily about head and shoulder shots. For others, it is a way […]

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The Rule of Thirds | Family Photography Hints Tips and Advice

Whether a professional photographer or a snapshotter (is that a word?) doing the family photography, you need to know about the Rule of Thirds. We are talking here about the composition of the picture within the frame of the image. How do you decide where to put the main subject? In the middle? What looks […]

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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 […]

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Vary the angle | Family Photography Hints, Tips and Advice

We see the world from our own eye level and so it is natural to do our family photography from there as well; images are familiar, comfortable, safe, straight. Plus, of course, it saves bending down or climbing up! But what if we changed things a bit – or even a lot? When photographing children, […]

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