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...

Fun & Easy Valentine’s Day Photoshoots to Do with Your Kids

You needn't trek to a professional studio to get great photos of your kids during holidays. Save your money for professional photos during the...

5 Tips for Photographing Your Newborn Baby

The first few photos of your newborn baby's life are ones you will never forget. Whether you're using your camera phone or a DSLR,...

Fall Photos To Take Annually

One of your child's favorite future pastimes may be to reminisce and browse through old photographs of herself as a child. A fun fall...

Myths About Birth Photography

Just when you thought you’d heard enough about crazy pregnancy and birthing trends (live tweeting your labor, anyone?), someone mentions that they’ve hired 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...

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...

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”...

Mom’s Guide to Buying a Digital Camera

  Many new parents find themselves buying a new camera within the first year of their baby's life. With so many precious  moments to capture,...

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...

Shooting in Manual: Step-by-Step

Have you made the move to manual or are you hanging onto one of the auto modes? As you’re probably realizing, shooting in manual mode...

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...

White Balance 101

Beautiful photography has very little to do with your camera, although a decent camera does help. The photos you take and the results you get...

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR IPHONE PHOTOS

What exactly is meant by “the best camera is the one you have on you?” For some, that means throwing your DSLR in your diaper bag...

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...

7 Tips for Photographing Your Infant

  Have you ever seen one of those "Pinterest-inspired vs. Reality" photo comparisons where a well-intended mom (or dad) saw an image on Pinterest that...

The Future of Photography: Mirrorless Cameras

For the last few months we have been publishing tutorials to help you better understand your DSLR camera, or to convince you to buy...

Great Gifts for the Momtographer

From smartphones to fancy digital SLRs and everything in between, moms are snapping pictures everywhere you look. Whether she shoots candid shots of her...

Getting to Know Your Camera: Focusing and Focal Points

Take a look  into your viewfinder. How many focal points do you have? 9,11, 18, more? Whatever the case, the number of focal points a...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

Portrait Photography Basics

One of the most common requests you’ll receive as a photographer is to take a friend or family member’s photo. Heck, even if you...

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...

8 Steps to Creating a Professional Background

Choose a holiday, any holiday; then go over to Pinterest and search for photo ideas for that holiday. Chances are that you’ll find dozens if...

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...

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....

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...

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...

September Photo Contest!

We love getting to know our readers, and interacting with you on a more personal level. We also love giving you the opportunity to...

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...

Photographing Kids in Motion

Kids are constantly on the move, aren’t they? In fact, simply watching them in action is enough to send most of us straight into mommy...

Keep Film Alive: Capture Your Summer the Old School Way

  Think back to summer camp when you were a child. Chances are your mom had stuck a few disposable cameras in your backpack and...

4 Tips for Improving Your Photography Using the Camera You Have

All parents should have at least one camera. The Daily Mom Team believes that you don't need to necessarily buy a different camera in...

Understanding Your Light Meter

Have you ever wanted to capture your child sitting quietly by a window, only to be disappointed when you previewed the photo and noticed...

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