5 Mistakes to Avoid with Family Christmas Pictures

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5 Mistakes to Avoid with Family Christmas Pictures | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

When looking back through old family albums do you cringe every time you get to the pages with Christmas pictures from years gone by? Trust us, you are not alone. Awful and embarrassing pictures can be a result of many things, including inexperienced photographers, camera malfunctions and the fact that everyone just acts goofy in front of the camera.

You do not have to be a professional photographer to still have fantastic holiday pictures or a Christmas portrait that can be enjoyed from year to year. Just take a few precautions that will help you avoid everyone cringing next year when grandma wants to bring out the photo album.

Tips for Effective Step and Repeat Photography

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Tips for Effective Step and Repeat Photography | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Step and repeat photography is a popular method of shooting a lot of portraits in a short period of time. This method is commonly used for large gatherings when a lot of people would like to have their photographs taken to remember the occasion. Popular events requiring the step and repeat method include the Grammys and Oscars.

5 Simple Steps to Posing Families

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family of 4 posing outside

Do you have a large family photo album with vacation photos that all seems to be the same? Here is the line of family members next to Black Diamond ski lift. Here is another one of everyone lines up in front of Old Faithful. Here is one… well, you get the idea. Would you like to be able to take better family portraits and add some pizzazz to your albums? You might be surprised to learn it is not really as difficult as you might think.

A Guide to Family Portrait Posing

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family portrait on gray photo backdrop

Portrait photography is one of the most popular ways photographers make a living. However, when photographers choose to branch out into family photography, a whole new dynamic is created. Posing family members well for a portrait becomes perhaps the most difficult part of the photo shoot. Your photos need to reflect not only the individual people in the image, but the family together as a whole. Here are some things to remember as you proceed.

5 Tips to a Better Family Christmas Picture

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5 Tips to a Better Family Christmas Picture | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Every winter season families gather together to create holiday cheer. The dreaded Christmas portrait is always on the agenda. For many families it is the same routine year after year. They dress up in ugly holiday sweaters, crowd around the fireplace and force generic smiles. All this mess is made just to send a Christmas picture with your annual Christmas cards.

It doesn’t matter if you are shooting your Christmas portrait yourself, having a friend do it or hiring the services of a professional photographer. There are still some things you can do to ensure you end up with a great family portrait. Following these few simple tips will help create some of your best Christmas memories.

How to Take Amazing Prom Photos

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Prom photo, prom photography, prom High school prom is easily one of the most significant events in any teenager’s life. With this grand affair comes tuxedos, fancy dresses, flowers, limousines, and of course a mass of photographs. What better way to capture the memory of a Senior Prom than with photographs of the whole evening? Whether you’re an amateur photographer trying to get a few shots of your child and their friends on this special day, or professional photographer looking to shoot on location with backdrops and props, here are nine tips to help you take the best prom pictures!