Creative & Quirky Family Portrait Tips

Creative & Quirky Family Portrait Tips

Creative and Quirky Family Portrait Tips Family portraits are one of the most exciting areas of photography, as you never know what you’re going to encounter! Well, who wants regular family portraits these days? Here at iPhotography™ we love stretching boundaries, pushing limits and “getting funky with it”… as Dad would say. Brace yourselves, family portraits are about to be turned upside down and inside out! We are going to share some exciting tips and ideas with you, that will make your Nan so proud she’ll be sharing them with all her friends down at the bingo hall!! Are Family Portraits Important?  Family photos are a tradition that have existed for decades and will undoubtedly live on until the end of time; they are a treasured possession. Parents and grandparents all want timeless shots that stand the test of time and remind us of particular moments and events throughout our life journey – they are priceless, personal and more valuable to us than anything else we own or keep in our houses. Everyone in the world, and of any age, wants to stop time and snap those precious moments, whether that be at weddings, parties, birthdays or even personal intimate moments like pregnancy. Hats off to photographers who dedicate so much of their time to photograph and demonstrate how creative and inspiring a family portrait can be! To inspire you, we have put together some ideas to get the ball rolling. If you’ve never done a family or group portrait before don’t be intimidated or put off by the idea, just start off by working amongst your nearest and...
Life on the Streets: The Secrets of Street Photography

Life on the Streets: The Secrets of Street Photography

Life on the Streets: The Secrets of Street Photography Are you the kind of person who loves to ‘people watch’? Are you looking to push your street photography into the public domain? Would you like to learn to capture life in its purest form? Well, then you need to read these essential tips and tricks to mastering the intriguing art of Street Photography. Street photography has been the foundation for so many famous portrait and landscape photographers over the years. Its increase in popularity with new photographers is no surprise due to the boom in social media. Yet if you ask any photographer “what is street photography?” you are guaranteed to get a different response each time. That’s what is so brilliant about this genre of photography. What is Street Photography?  There are no ‘rights’ or ‘wrongs’ with street photography. Just like there are no right ways to go about writing a book or painting. It is entirely about sharing your own vision as a photographer with your audience, showing them a snippet of life on the streets through your camera’s eye. Street photography can be quite similar to documentary pictures, that show images of people living in certain situations or societies around the world. You as the photographer should aim to mirror society as you see it. The reason street photography is so successful is because of the emotion and connection a stranger can make with the camera. A successful street photographer knows how to evoke emotion from the audience, hit you in the gut, and bury a lasting memory in your mind. Sometimes, these style of images...