Backlighting with fill light is a great way to add a dramatic edge lighting and keep your subjects from squinting into the sun.
Touching moments between children and adults are sometimes better when they are not aware of being photographed.
Family pets can often generate big smiles. Changing the image to black and white instills a timeless quality.
Coming down to shoot at eye level to kid size creates a picture of their world. The pleasing color and symmetry enhance the quintessential moment of sportsmanship between the kids’ team, which tells as powerful a story as the homerun hit.
Kida are always in action. Using a panning technique can magnify the feeling of motion.
Want to create a strong image? Fill the frame with the story you are telling – keep it simple. A faster shutter speed freezes the water and the boy’s delighted gesture and smile.
A lot of thought and pre planning go into a large group photo. Consider the proximity of subjects, varying their heights, background, and clothing.
A weekend visit to a local farm, or the annual state fair offer unique props and settings for special portraits. Sometimes there may even be a nearby cow ready to pose.
Leading lines – the lines of the porch lead your eye to the subject and the color scheme is simple, which makes for a serene setting of a family elder. The touch of the grandfather to the family pet speaks to their lifelong bond.
Picking your spot ahead of time, using a telephotos lens with a fast shutter speed and using continuous shooting or burst mode increases your chances of getting a fabulous sports shot.