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Posing people can be one of the most challenging aspects of portrait photography. In my experience most subjects awkwardly await direction, when what I want is for them to interact naturally so I can capture their love and connection. So they need some direction, but I’m not talking about awkward, stiff poses that you’d never […]

20 Poses for Natural Photos of Kids, Families and Couples

Whether it’s Pre-School, Pre-K, Childcare or Nursery… just like ‘big-school’ they have special photos days when you send your kids in their cutest outfits, attempt to style their hair neater than usual, and hope for the best that they stay clean and tidy for when the photographer arrives! When we think back to our own […]

How to Get Started as a Pre-School Photographer

Whether it’s Pre-School, Pre-K, Childcare or Nursery… just like ‘big-school’ they have special photos days when you send your kids in their cutest outfits, attempt to style their hair neater than usual, and hope for the best that they stay clean and tidy for when the photographer arrives! When we think back to our own […]

How to Get Started as a Pre-School Photographer

Photographer’s child syndrome… the struggle is real! It’s all fun and games when we first start taking photos of our own kids, but they grow weary of our camera way too quickly! But there is a way around it… documentary photography. I love this style for capturing children for a few reasons. It ensures we […]

Documenting Childhood – The Ultimate Documentary Photography Guide

What I love about Mandy, is the way she photographs unhindered by any driving need to be technically perfect. That’s not to say her photos are lacking in that respect… Mandy is practiced enough in this way of shooting that she still manages to expose beautifully, nail focus and all the rest. I’m just sayin… […]

Unposed {Child Photography by Amanda Jane Dalby}

What I love about Mandy, is the way she photographs unhindered by any driving need to be technically perfect. That’s not to say her photos are lacking in that respect… Mandy is practiced enough in this way of shooting that she still manages to expose beautifully, nail focus and all the rest. I’m just sayin… […]

Unposed {Child Photography by Amanda Jane Dalby}

“Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist”, said Pablo Picasso. Pablo was referring to the rules of art… but what does that statement even mean? If we break the rules, won’t the image just be wrong? That’s what I used to ask myself! But one day it made […]

5 Photography Rules You Should Break!

Have you ever looked at an incredible sunset silhouette photo and wondered how to take one yourself? The secret to getting a crisp, beautiful silhouette photo involves a lot more than simply exposing for your sky.  How and where you choose to place your subjects will go a long way in helping you take a […]

How to Take a Perfect Silhouette Photo

Have you ever looked at an incredible sunset silhouette photo and wondered how to take one yourself? The secret to getting a crisp, beautiful silhouette photo involves a lot more than simply exposing for your sky.  How and where you choose to place your subjects will go a long way in helping you take a […]

How to Take a Perfect Silhouette Photo

This week our students had fun getting creative! Shutter speed is one of the three elements of exposure and we use it to control light, and to eliminate motion blur in our images. In this lesson our students are set some fun challenges which are designed to teach them how to use shutter speed to […]

We Love {Week Four}

It’s a common misconception that when you want to start taking more dramatic portraits, you need to invest in and learn how to use studio lights or off camera flash. While these can come in handy for some genres of photography, if you’re looking to enhance your photography skills and take more dramatic images, you […]

Create Dramatic Portraits with Single Window Light

It’s a common misconception that when you want to start taking more dramatic portraits, you need to invest in and learn how to use studio lights or off camera flash. While these can come in handy for some genres of photography, if you’re looking to enhance your photography skills and take more dramatic images, you […]

Create Dramatic Portraits with Single Window Light

Have you ever wonder why sometimes your photos are tack sharp… and then other times they’re a bit soft and blurry? Or something in the image was sharp… but it wasn’t your subject? There are quite a few reasons why our photos can be blurry and understanding why it’s happening will help you ensure you get […]

Why are my photos blurry?

Lesson Four in our Enthusiast Photography Course is always loads of fun! It’s all about shutter speed, the second of the three elements of exposure. Our challenges for this week focus on either freezing or capturing motion, to help develop skills in shooting in manual mode with a DSLR. Shutter speed is crucial for controlling the motion […]

We Love {Week Four}

Lesson Four in our Enthusiast Photography Course is always loads of fun! It’s all about shutter speed, the second of the three elements of exposure. Our challenges for this week focus on either freezing or capturing motion, to help develop skills in shooting in manual mode with a DSLR. Shutter speed is crucial for controlling the motion […]

We Love {Week Four}