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Take Great Family Snaps: No 5 of 10 tips to improve your photos

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Get down with the kids. When photographing smaller children you will get much better results if you get down to their level. Always looking down on them means that the pics often appear to be from an adult’s viewpoint, so therefore don’t have the feeling of intimacy that you will get from taking the photographs at […]

Take Great Family Snaps: No 4 of 10 tips to improve your photos

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Looking for the light. Your camera is a tool for capturing light and you should train yourself to be sensitive to its many varying qualities. The soft light from a window on an overcast day will create a very different mood from the harsh light of noon-day sun. Landscape photographers often take their pictures in […]

Take Great Family Snaps: No 3 of 10 tips to improve your photos

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Up close and personal Including too much in the picture is a common fault with many holiday and family snaps. If you want to have really personal shots of your child, you should try getting in really close. A tightly framed head shot makes you concentrate on the eyes of your subject and gives a […]

Take Great Family Snaps: No 2 of 10 tips to improve your photos

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Never say cheese: capturing a lovely smile Everyone loves a big, natural smile in a photograph but most parents find this difficult to capture. The fixed, unnatural grin is probably the most common fault that I see in photographs of children and the most difficult child for me to photograph is the one who has […]

Take Great Family Snaps: 10 tips to improve your photos

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No 1 – Camera at the ready “That would make a great picture”, words that never have to be spoken if you have your camera to hand. It is extremely important that you always have your camera ready to shoot, whether you are outside or in the house. Pictures of your children playing with their […]