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Ballet Exam

This beautiful image was submitted by Gill from Cromer. Gill says…”My daughter just about to go into a Ballet Exam. I always seem to have a problem with light either too dark or too bright but this time with a peak of light shining through on this candid shot, it is one of my favourites” Feedback: I think this is a gorgeous image and I’m not surprised it’s one of you ... »

iphoneography and your kids [part 1]

iphoneography and your kids [part 1]

how to shoot simply stunning photos of your kids (or anything) with just an iPhone These days, most spur of the moment memories are probably being captured for posterity (or Facebook) using a smartphone camera, often an iPhone. Today we are going to go through some basics of getting the most from your iPhone photos (known as iphoneography). In upcoming posts we will look at more advances tips for ... »

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photography tips: preset your exposure and focus

capture that moment! It can be very frustrating! The moment is perfect, you have a great shot lined up, and press the shutter button. But your camera takes a few seconds to think about it before it opens the shutter (it’s called shutter lag). By the time the photo is actually taken, your prefect shot has vanished! The moment is gone! With many cameras when set to automatic mode, it can take ... »

cupcake girl

cupcake girl

This is Sue’s photo of her daughter uploaded for feedback “I took this at a father’s Day picnic on Sunday. I took it on my brand new camera which I’m just learning to use. The settings were all on automatic but I’m hoping to learn to use the other settings when I come to your workshop during the school holidays” Sue Feedback: Sue, lovely photo. My suggestion wou... »

Baby J

Baby J

This images comes to us from Paula who attended the last Please Don’t Say Cheese photo workshop for mums: “I took this on my phone and would appreciate your feedback. I love it because it’s my baby but I’m not sure how good it actually is.” Paula Feedback: Paula, I love it too. It’s a beautiful image that I’m sure you’ll look back at in years to come... »

my beautiful boy

my beautiful boy

This images comes to us from Alison at Dee Why: “I am really proud of this photo and hope you can give me some feedback. It’s a bit crooked and I’m not sure about that. What do you think?” Alison Feedback: Alison, this is a great image. The slant doesn’t bother me at all. It ads a bit of uniqueness and impact to the photo. I would suggest though that you use an image ... »

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no cheese, please

photographing older kids In the last post we talked about getting natural and candid shots of younger children. In this post we tackle the dreaded “cheese” from the older children – from about 2 to 7 years. While the occasional photo of a toothy grin is cute and funny, is it really all you what you want to remember years from now? As a children’s photographer, I deal with this ‘s... »

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photographing children – keep it real

Welcome to Please Don’t Say Cheese… your guide to taking simply stunning photos of your kids As a parent I’m sure you have at some time purchased a camera with the aim of getting nice pictures of the kids? I’m sure you truly cherish every moment you have with your children, and we want to remember it all. Do you often look at your photos and feel that you have not captured ... »

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