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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NIKON 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...

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”...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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