Although some women would prefer to end the holiday season after New Year’s Day, there is one more special day in these winter months, one that is typically symbolized by hearts, Hallmark Cards, chocolate and teddy bears.Regardless of personal feelings towards Valentine’s Day, it is the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the photographers whose work reminds the more cynical of us to have a little faith in what the holiday is supposed to be about: no, not chick flicks and restaurant reservations, but love.
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.
There are over 100 billion photos hosted on Facebook, with thousands more added daily. In this current information age, being a photographer is not any real distinction. With Instagram, Photoshop and other digital photography tools so easily accessible, it can feel like everyone is a photographer today. But after seeing Grandma tagged in over 100 photos, perhaps you would like your Facebook pictures to stand out a little.
Next weekend, instead of taking the same boring cliche party pictures, here are 5 easy ways to make your photography a little more creative and unique. Spice up your weekend shots and take some pictures your friends will actually want to be tagged in the next morning!