Thursday, May 30, 2013

How To Take The Perfect Family Picture

So far Ann has always provided the photography advice with her Photo Fridays, but now that I have a camera and know how to remove the lens cap, I feel like I can drop some knowledge,yo.  I'm 3 weeks into my online course for amateur photographers, so I'm pretty sure I know what I'm doing.  Ok.  When taking a group shot, make sure your subjects are wearing something neutral.
Sparkly backpacks from SeaWorld may not be the best choice.  Neither are OU hats, but then again neither are hat hair and hysterical 5-year olds.  The next step is to remember that you are the director.  Tell your subjects where you want them to look.

And when that fails just wait for one of your subjects to forcibly move your other subjects head towards the camera.

Now remember that the perfect shot may not happen right away.   Just keep shooting.

Eventually one of your subjects will force your other subjects face towards the camera again.  But sometimes even with brute force, your subjects just won't cooperate.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  For this shot, I had my husband stand at my shoulder and make funny faces.

You know what, I'll just leave the photography advice up to Ann.


  1. I always take tons of pictures and only get a few good ones.

  2. I don't care if your pictures stink, your kids are just SO cute. That HAIR! And I am, of course, an expert in kid cuteness. Just got my PhD.