Today's post was written by my brother James, who loves photography as much as I do. He is also really great a explaining in amateur-friendly terms how to take great pictures of kids! He wrote this post in our secret family Facebook group for my sister who just bought her first DSLR camera, and I asked if I could post it here. While I shoot in full manual mode, James uses the … [Read more...] about How to Take Great Pictures of Kids
Capturing newborns is one of my favorite kinds of photography. Here are a few of my favorite newborn photography tips. Newborn Photography Tips Capture details. Tiny fingers and toes grow alarmingly quickly! I love the newness of tiny newborn fingers and toes, and you can snap photos of them easily. This is also a fun way to get creative! I used a black cloth (an extra … [Read more...] about Newborn Photography Tips
We love sending out family Christmas cards every year – we make cards with photos on the outside AND inside! The hard part, other than being organized enough to then send them out, is getting a family photo for the front! This has gotten tougher with each new addition to our family, but I’m happy to have some fun options for this year’s card! Here are my best tips for a great … [Read more...] about Tips for Taking Great Family Photos!
I'm passionate about taking pictures, so I was super excited to go to a photo editing session at the Blog Better Boston Conference this past Saturday! Kristyn Ulanday takes some fantastic photos, and it was great to hear her tips! Her session was fantastic – we got to see photos transformed, and all of her tips work across the various photo editing platforms – and they’re … [Read more...] about Blog Conference Notes: Taking Pictures and Editing Pictures
I love capturing life on film! I don’t know as much as I would like about image composition and technical camera settings – and there are certainly things that could be “fixed” in the photo above. What makes me so happy, though, is that – perfect or not – the photo captures my son’s personality at age four, playing outside. In fact, I find that the photos I treasure most are … [Read more...] about Life Unposed: Kid Photography