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Tip of the Week

@pattydeckerphoto

Patty said:
I placed my kiddo and the chess set next to a window with a nice light in my house. Then I told him how to place his hands and helped him a bit.

I then went to my lower position so I could capture all the layers of chess set, asked him to lower his head a little bit and look directly to me “seriously”… told him, do not smile, do not look angry, just serious… and I shot!

He has a strong personality, so he can have that intensity in his eyes even if I don’t ask for it, lol!

I shot with a 35mm at f 1.8, so I could have that nice depth of field. 🙂♟🖤

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@sarbury_photo_design

 

Sarah said:
I adore this family and it’s their fourth baby.  In that moment we were talking about how incredibly blessed they are.
Likely they say to be their last newborn, I remember saying… breathe in all of his newborn goodness.
Photographed in their home, it was a photo of Dad & Baby to begin with & then I felt Mum could really snuggle in close to his face so we absorbed his presence in many ways from the one holding position. 

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@kristcx

Kristen said:
When I want to get a good sun flare I love to use tree branches to get it. I use a more narrow aperture (this was taken at f/7.1) and let the sun hit just the edge of the branch and it gives such a great and beautiful flare! My 24-105mm lens has a great rainbow flare too when I am at the wide end 24mm. ❤️

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@bethbphoto

Beth said:
FIRST OFF…THANK YOU SO much for this FEATURE!! This shoot was a blast! Our friends are heavy into Halloween for their holiday photos and wanted to do Scooby Doo for this year’s theme. I thought it might be fun to utilize their cabin in Big Bear and be in the woods. What Scooby Doo shoot isn’t complete without some spooky smoke (which my husband scuffled his feet to move the dirt behind-genius!), creepy backlighting (provided by the headlights of Fred’s Mystery Machine aka…Toyota Tundra) and a commitment to costuming? I’m happy to report the gang saved the day! Thank you again for sharing this. I’m over the moon!

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@mama_and_little

Andrea said:
Thank you so much for the feature @merrakaiphotography @camera_mama. ❤️ My tip would be to purchase your child a camera (whether real or a toy). 🤗 I bought this wooden camera for my son’s 2nd birthday and he often takes it with us on adventures to “take pictures” of his own. I always love seeing which things catch his eye. If I have an idea in my head that I really want to capture, but he’s not really in the mood, I’ll ask him to take my picture first. It often gets him excited and interested in joining in and taking photos with me. 😊

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