Family Photography How To

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Steve Bedell  |  Nov 12, 2013  |  First Published: Oct 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Photographing families and large groups can strike fear into the hearts of many photographers. As for me, there’s nothing I’d rather do. I not only get to meet a lot of great people, but family groups are the most profitable portraits that I take. Everyone wants a copy of a good shot, and many of my family group photos result in the sale of a wall portrait or grouping with frames, plus several smaller prints.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 26, 2013  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2013  |  2 comments

There are stories we tell to explain ourselves, to clarify who we are, and to account for why we are who we are. And no matter what the apparent subject of these stories, what they are always really about is the past. “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said. “It’s not even past.”

Lou Jacobs Jr.  |  Oct 23, 2012  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2012  |  1 comments

Mobile, Alabama-based photographer Laura Cantrell says, “Mothers trust me to capture and preserve the magic in childhood.” Her photography business in Mobile was inherited from her father who sent his 17-year-old daughter on her first assignment to photograph a train wreck with a 4x5 Speed Graphic. By assisting her dad at weddings and shooting portraits she learned lighting, posing, and how to please clients.

Lou Jacobs Jr.  |  Apr 02, 2012  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2012  |  0 comments

Portrait photographers are responsible for a lot of happiness among a wide variety of people, because well-done family pictures grow more valuable yearly. They usually portray infants, seniors, friends, and relatives, though sometimes portraits are interpretations of unusual subjects. Thomas Balsamo knows this because he has 30 years of experience photographing families and children. His work has also led him to a personal project that originated when his good will and curiosity were extended toward individuals or groups who found their portrait sittings emotionally and psychologically unusual, as well as uplifting.

Lynne Eodice  |  Oct 01, 2005  |  1 comments

Children are among the most appealing photo subjects, because of their seemingly limitless energy and cute expressions. Their playfulness and spontaneity is a joy to record. Some are bold and will clown around for your camera, but you can capture great images of a bashful child as well. Whether you're photographing your own children or those of a friend or relative, there...

Lynne Eodice  |  Sep 01, 2005  |  4 comments

Lynne Eodice is an accomplished writer/photographer and a popular contributor to Photographic magazine.

 

Pets are often important members of the family, and it's not unusual for a portrait to include the family dog, cat or parrot. Most animals have a very brief attention span, so plan to shoot for 10 minutes at a time, with breaks in between. Like children, pets are...

Lynne Eodice  |  Jun 01, 2005  |  1 comments

About Lynne...
Lynne Eodice is a writer/photographer and popular contributor to PHOTOgraphic magazine.

 

Photographing weddings can be a fun and rewarding experience, whether you're the official photographer for the event, or simply a relative or guest who wants to record a few memories. There are several schools of thought when it comes...

Lynne Eodice  |  Mar 01, 2005  |  21 comments

All Photos © Stacy Bratton

 

There's more to taking kid pictures than meets the eye--just ask Stacy Bratton. A sought-after photographer from Dallas, Texas, she specializes in photographing children ranging in age from newborns up to 12-year-olds. "My goal is to capture the magic of childhood," she says. Her portraits highlight children's...

Lynne Eodice  |  Feb 01, 2005  |  8 comments

SKPA (Special Kids Photography of America) is a non-profit organization that was born from Heidi Lewis' frustration in trying to get a professional portrait taken of her one-year-old son, Taylor, who has a connective tissue disorder.

 

Lewis is not alone. According to her mother, Karen Dórame, who co-founded SKPA with Lewis...

Lynne Eodice  |  Dec 01, 2004  |  2 comments

Parties and celebrations vary among family and friends and around the world, but festive occasions are very important universally. Gatherings of people--whether it's a child's birthday party, holiday dinner, or a class reunion--provide memories and numerous picture opportunities. These photos let us relive important events in later years.

To...

Lynne Eodice  |  Oct 01, 2004  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2004  |  0 comments

All photos by Ron Kimball

 

A veteran photographer of 25 years who specializes in automobiles and animals, Ron Kimball is possibly the most published calendar and poster photographer in the country. He markets his work through Ron Kimball Stock, which features over 500,000 of his...

The Editors  |  Feb 01, 2004  |  22 comments

People are among the most popular photo subjects. This month's lesson presents some easy ways to produce better people shots.

1. Don't Just Sit There...
Static portraits—with the subject just slouched there, or stiffly posed, are not terribly appealing. It generally pays to play director as well as photographer when you're photographing people.

Lynne Eodice  |  Dec 01, 2003  |  1 comments

 

 

 

Holidays present a seemingly endless number of great photo opportunities: Fourth of July parades, colorful Easter Lilies, Christmas lights at night, or costumed children going trick-or-treating. At these special times of the year, have your camera ready for both planned photos and candids.

And don't be afraid of taking...

Lynne Eodice  |  Oct 01, 2003  |  2 comments

 

 

 

 

Many of us have pets that share our home and are considered to be members of the family. If you enjoy photography, naturally you'll want to take pictures of your furry friends. Great-looking pet images can be achieved without having to invest in expensive photo gear. In fact, a lightweight point-and-shoot camera is a...

The Editors  |  Sep 01, 2003  |  1 comments

Some ways to help offset the cost of your favorite pastime

There are lots of way to make money in photography, including selling and trading photo gear, processing film and making prints for other photographers, scanning images (slides, negatives and prints) and putting them on CDs for others, retouching photos, copying and restoring old photos, collecting collectible photographs...

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