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Australia: An Aspiring Photographer's Playground

Posted by Jess Crump on September 02, 2010

Australia: An Aspiring Photographer's Playground
Creative Photography

Whether you an experienced photographer or learning for the first time, the Australian landscape provides a plethora of opportunities for experimenting and developing your skills due to its great diversity. Whether it is city, water, mountains or desert, you will be spoilt with unique sceneries to capture the most beautiful and creative photos.
Urban skylines are exciting to photograph as you capture the architecture of the buildings and how they all flow together. Sydney is no exception. Everyone is familiar with the Sydney Aquarium and that usually stands out as the focal point of the picture. But, in the ...

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How to take better photos of kids

Posted by Shootability on January 03, 2014

How to take better photos of kids

Getting great photos of kids can be HARD! your own children is even harder when they’re sick of having that camera in their face all day so I thought I’d share a few tips to make it easier.
 
 
1. Kids don’t do fake well. If you try to get them to sit and pose and smile on command you’re either going to get those cheesy grins and forced expressions or they’ll become shy, teary and refuse to look at you at all. There’s nothing better than a genuine smile, a great big laugh and a child who is fully present in the moment. Make them laugh, sing and dance, make a complete fool of yourself and ENCOURAGE the silliness. Turn your photoshoot into a play session  and capture the realness instead of trying to make them into something they’re not. If you want a natural, real smile don’t say cheese! make a joke, tell them you’ll tickle them, get a toy to balance on your head, anything that really engages them and makes them give you those genuine expressions. Get a serious, inquisitive expression straight down the barrel of your lens by asking if they see their favourite character in your camera, tell them a fairy lives in there or a monkey and wait for them to look then click...

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