As families gather together this weekend to celebrate mother’s day, it’s the perfect time to snap a couple great family photos. Here are some quick tips to make sure you catch everyone looking good!
– Use the burst shooting mode on your camera: whenever you’re shooting a large group it can be tricky to catch everyone looking good in one frame, your odds are better when you shoot a bunch in quick succession. This is especially important if you’re trying to catch more of a natural, candid moment.
Photo by Brooke & Eric Lagstein, http://becreativephotography.blogspot.ca/2007/03/family-portrait.html
– Find the best lighting possible: taking your group outdoors and shooting in shade is the easiest and most beautiful light you can use for portraits but if the weather isn’t co-operating and you are forced to stay indoors, find the biggest window you can and face your subjects toward it.
Photo by Helen Traherne, http://trahernephotography.co.uk/rainy-day-family-portrait-photography-cambridge-965
– Pose or compose: if you want a more traditional looking portrait then make sure to pose your subjects. Try and make triangular compositions with the placement of your subjects, and follow traditional rules like bending the arms, turning subjects toward each other and keeping faces at various heights for visual interest.
Photo by Artful Heart Photography, http://designgrapher.com/family-photo-ideas/
However, if you want something a little less traditional then focus on composing a great looking shot with everything else going on in the scene with less focus on a properly posed group.
Photo by Wailea Photography, https://www.udemy.com/blog/family-portrait-ideas/s/
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