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...
Perfect Pet Portraits

Perfect Pet Portraits

Top Tips for Capturing the Perfect Pet Portraits Aim For Natural Light When you are trying to capture that perfect pet portrait of your beloved furry friend you want to try and use natural light; a flash can scare the animal and cause unwanted red-eye. If you have studio lights then it is worth experimenting, but you may have more luck going outside, using a room full of natural light or shooting by a nice big window. Get Close or Step Back You want to carefully consider your composition when capturing your pet’s photo. Either whack the macro on and get up close and personal to capture every detail, or take a step back and encapsulate their personality in whatever scene describes them best. Pay Attention To The Eyes  Like any type of portrait photography the key to an engaging and powerful image is the eyes, it is no different with pet photography. The eyes are one of the best ways to capture emotion, for a pet portrait it’s often also the way they express themselves. Getting the eyes nice and sharp is really key to getting that perfect pet portrait. Choose Your Angle Wisely One of the most important things to remember when photographing your pet is that everyone has seen a dog from above looking down, so unless you are going to take it to the extreme, you want to get down to their level. If this means getting on your belly then so be it, one must suffer for their art on occasion. But this way you will have a better connection with your pet – so...