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...

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...

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 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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

10 TIPS TO HELP PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED

Family portraits. Whether this is an annual event for your family or something that happens once in a blue moon, they have a tendency to...

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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Getting to Know Your Camera: ISO Basics

You might be a photographer if you step outside, see that it’s overcast and run back inside to grab your camera. Especially for momtographers with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Daily Mom’s Guide to Photography

Did you recently upgrade your point and shoot camera to a Digital SLR? Or have you been using a DSLR for a while now,...

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...

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