Ever wondered what happens to your images after your photoshoot? Want to know what kind of editing I do to your family portraits? Take a peek to see what goes into it and the kinds of things I am thinking about when I set up each shot, and when I see it on the laptop afterwards. You might find it more surprising than you would imagine.
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If you're taking photos of your family over the summer, you're probably going to experience the same problem photographers everywhere face. THE SUN.
It creates beautiful colours and makes the scenery glow golden, but unfortunately it isn't the kind of light that flatters faces. It causes strong shadows and highlights, and squinting eyes at best.
Read on to find my 7 top tips on how to capture better photos of your family in the sun, whether at home or on holiday this summer.
I often hold camera masterclasses during which we go through lots of camera tips and practice on how to get out of automatic mode, learning some of the settings, going through how I choose my typical camera settings, covering some photography composition “rules” and when to break them, as well as answering some of your' own burning questions.
Here are my answers to the first of the two most common photography questions I get asked:
“How can I make it [taking photos] fun with the kids, as most of the time the introduction of the camera breaks the moment?”
When I'm creating portraits for you, I'm always thinking about the overall look and feel of the images - does the setting suit the walls of your home, where might hang the images up, do the props and backdrops suit your personal tastes, do you feel comfy in the clothes, and do they complement the scene...?
If you're at the stage of planning your outfits for our portrait photoshoot, this blog covers my top hints and tips.
Families often ask me where the best place is to get a cake smash cake for their baby's first birthday photoshoot. If you opt for a store bought one then there are some amazing options from the big supermarkets. This blog covers my top tips for picking your cakesmash cake, as well as details, images and links to my favourite (and the most suitable) store bought birthday and celebration cakes for your baby’s photoshoot.