Oh, family! Each one is unique and all of them deserve to be immortalized in pictures. Not only will you enjoy seeing your family photos again and again, they are sure to become family heirlooms that you can proudly share with your children and grandchildren. As we all well know, family photography comes with its own particular set of challenges, especially when it comes to taking photos of large groups or snapping shots of your relatives at events and parties. Family photos are so commonplace that, sometimes, banality can get the better of family photo amateurs.
To help you avoid such pitfalls, we’ve brought together some of our best tips to help you take original family photos.
Memorable family gatherings
Where there’s family, there are family parties. Weddings, birthdays, maternity, newborns—there’s always something to celebrate and therefore, photograph. Such occasions can be challenging for photographers, who are sure to be confronted with variable lighting conditions, uncertain framing situations and large groups. On top of all that, your loved ones might have high hopes for the person in charge of immortalizing these moments for the entire family (you). Want to pass their test with flying colours? Follow our advice on how to prepare for these events, what kind of shots you should take and how to keep your group photos as original as can be.
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Whether it be a birth, a trip or a wedding, certain occasions will have you whipping out your camera like never before. As the saying goes, prior planning prevents poor performance, which applies to photography above all else! For example, using sheets of a colour that contrast your baby subject’s clothing will light up your photos, while proper angling will allow you to snap a photo of a bride’s bouquet mid-air. Let us help you plan ahead and take amazing photos.
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Sharing with your nearest and dearest
Pictures, and especially family photos, are meant to be shared with the ones you love. Digital age oblige, opt for the best–and most reliable–modern solutions to share your family photos instantly. That doesn’t mean that you can’t also create a physical family photo album to keep your photos forever. Feeling a bit like the family historian? Want to keep track of where you come from? Go ahead, make a photo album based on your genealogy! It’s an excellent way to tell your family’s story—from its beginnings to today.
For more tips on how to share your family photos, read up on our tips below: