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...

First Day Of School Photos: Moments To Capture

Whether your child is cautiously venturing into Kindergarten, or heading steadfast into middle school, the first day of school is an exciting time each...

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...

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...

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...

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Drupal Theme Secure from Online...

Drupal continues to be one of the most popular content management frameworks for websites and blogs today. After all, it’s developer-friendly, open...

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...

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...

Fuel Your Passions with Skillshare

Our Daily Mom team is full of incredible, intelligent women who love being creative and love to learn new ways to express ourselves and...

Magical Images of Mazatlan

On the Pacific coast of Mexico, you will find a resort town full of history and tradition. Don’t take that to mean this place...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Baby's 1st Year: Creative Monthly Baby Photo Ideas

There’s a fun trend nowadays of taking a celebratory photo of your baby each month throughout their first year of life. It's a fantastic...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Maternity Photo Inspiration: Rustic Couples Photos

There is nothing more natural and beautiful than a woman about to have a child. When planning your maternity photos you may want to...

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...

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”...

Maternity Photo Inspiration: Sand Dunes Photos

If you are lucky enough to live near sand dunes when you are expecting, you might want to consider this maternity photo inspiration and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Printcopia: High Quality Photo Canvas

Are you looking to turn your baby's pictures into art? If you want to impress all your friends with a gorgeous and quality canvas...

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 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...

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...

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