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17 Photography Tips to Save Your Family Vacation

In case you have not figured it out by now, I am big into travelling.  There’s an old question that asks whether you are a traveler who enjoys photography or a photographer who enjoys traveling.  I honestly cannot give an answer either way to that question.  Luckily, my wife also loves to travel, and, with our recent trip to Costa …

How to Take Successful Family Portraits

I shot another family portrait tonight.  It took me half way through the shoot before I remembered to change my shooting style.  While I am generally focused on the photography and getting the shot, when I shoot family portraits I have to remind myself that the Mom  of the family (the one I am trying to make happy) really only …

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5 Tips for Better Photography of Your Kids

Every photographer takes family photos.  For hobbyist photographers, that’s probably what you photograph more than anything else.  Unfortunately, I rarely see articles on photography sites about how to take better portraits of one’s own family.  To that end, I wrote this post on how to improve your photos of the kids. Kid Photography Tip #1: Stop asking the kids to …