HOW TO FIX GRAINY IMAGES

  When you first bought your new DSLR camera, you were certain that your photos would be just as beautiful as the ones posted all...

4 TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FURRY FRIENDS

We spend a lot of time discussing how to best take photos of your kids, but what about the other members of your family?...

4 Reasons to Practice Still Life Photography

Many of us spend any free time we have chasing our little ones with a camera. Unfortunately, if you’re anything like us, your muse...

How to Anticipate the Moment

What if you were able to predict the future? More specifically, what if you were able to predict the exact moment when your children moved...

Do’s & Don’ts for Capturing a Natural Smile

Capturing a natural smile should be easy, but it’s often one of the most difficult tasks asked of a photographer. For whatever reason, people...

Framing Your Shots to Maximize Impact

We often say that our favorite images are “frame-worthy.” Framing is our way of displaying moments in our lives and letting the world know...

Easy Ways to Capture Candid Moments of Your Kids

If you’re anything like us, one of the biggest reasons we got into photography was so that we could capture beautiful candid moments of...

How to Use Leading Lines

Great photography has less to do with the camera you’re using, and more to do with how the photographer applies photography basics to achieve...

How to Use Negative Space

Negative space, or “white space,” is the area between or around the main subject of a photo. It is often used to draw your eye...

6 Steps to Great Self Portraits

If you consider yourself a “mom with a camera,” then you’ve probably grown quite comfortable with being BEHIND the camera. However, that also means...

How to Take Great Photos in Low Light

Winter is here, and for many of us, that means fewer hours of daylight. So what’s a photographer mom to do? Low light photography...

Photo Organization 101

2015 is officially here and it’s time to get ourselves organized. In addition to the obvious organizational tasks of cleaning out our kids’ closets or...

8 Photography Projects to Start in the New Year

Looking for ways to improve your photography skills in the new year? We’ve got 8 photography projects that will not only improve your photography skills, but...

8 Steps to Choosing the Right Background

Choosing the right background can be an opportunity or a challenge for photographers. On the one hand, choosing the right background can turn a...

12 Ways to Creatively Capture Christmas

When it comes to photography, the holiday season is full of opportunities to get creative with your camera. Not only are you going to want...

8 Reasons to Leave Your Camera at Home

Being a Daily Mom writer means that we are writing and photographing our lives around the clock. This also means that our kids have...

10 Tips for Photographing Kids’ Sports

Over the weekend, many of us spend our time watching our favorite little athletes run up and down a field. In addition to cheering from the sidelines, a...

Tips, Tricks & Treats for Great Halloween Photos

What do ghosts, princesses, and superheros have in common? They will all be coming out after dark this Halloween night; you know, when our cameras struggle...

Back Button Focusing

Several weeks ago, we talked about focal points and focusing. We introduced you to the idea of changing your focal points or using the “focus-recompose”...

Fun Poses for Family Portraits

Several weeks ago, we talked about focal points and focusing. We introduced you to the idea of changing your focal points or using the “focus-recompose”...

Stroller Guide: Chicco Echo

Are you ready to retire your bulky travel system stroller for one that is lightweight and easier to store, but you don’t want to sacrifice...

Getting to Know Your Camera: Shutter Speed Basics

  One of the most common reasons people upgrade to a DSLR is because they want to capture their high speed children with a faster...

Getting to Know Your Camera: Aperture Basics

  Great light, thoughtful composition and an understanding of aperture are the most important aspects of achieving beautiful photography. If you've found yourself drooling over photographs you see on Facebook...

9 Tips for Photographing Fireworks

  Summer days, barbecues, the beach, and FIREWORKS! The 4th of July is here. If you're like us, you are looking forward to taking your children to watch fireworks....

Getting to Know Your CANON Camera: DSLR Buttons

  Did your husband upgrade your point and shoot camera to a Digital SLR this Mother's Day? Or have you been using a DSLR for...

7 Basic Photography Rules

  Photography is less about what you're shooting and more about how you're shooting. Truth be told, it doesn't even matter what camera you're using....

How to Take Photos of Your Children in Full Sun

  Summer photography is full of childhood memories just waiting to be captured such as children splashing at the pool, kids playing at the local...

How to Take Great Family Vacation Photos

  What comes to mind when you think about your next family vacation? Fun? Excitement? Adventure? Now, look back at the photos you took during...

7 Tips for Taking Great Maternity Photos

  Maternity photos are a wonderful way to document your life during pregnancy. Hopefully, you're enjoying the glow of pregnancy and want to capture it....

Mother’s Day Shopping for the Momtographer

  Mother's Day is only a few weeks away. If the mom in your life is a bit of a "MamaRazzi,"  encourage her with the gift of...

How to Photograph Your Child’s Birthday Party

  Children's birthday parties are so much fun. They're full of color, energy, emotion and interaction. On the other hand, photographing a child's birthday party can present...

Spring Family Portraits Outfit Guide

  Planning a family portrait session this spring? Spring is a great time to get out of the house after a long winter of being cooped...

10 Tips for Photographing Small Children

  Photographing small children can be tough. Whether you are a professional, a hobbyist or just a mom with a camera, kids can turn even...

10 Tips and Tricks for Photographing Your Toddler

  Toddlers are energetic, sweet and funny. They are also incredibly difficult to photograph. Between their inability to sit still, the meltdowns and the ability...

Capturing a Year of Baby’s First Moments

  Oh the amazing things that our babies can do. From recognizing the sound of our voice, to walking for the first time, we want...

Make the Most of Indoor Natural Lighting

  Spring is just around the corner. However, unless you live in a state that is warm year round, you and your kids have spent...

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