Family Photos: what the pros won’t tell you about taking pictures of family

How to capture candid pictures of family

How to capture candid pictures of family

How to capture candid pictures of family

The best time to take candid family photos is towards the end of the shoot, as the children’s mood starts to become calmer and more thoughtful.

At this stage, they’ll be so used to you rushing around them with a camera in your hands that you’ll be able to shoot them from very close range on wide-angle lenses without them noticing.

Don’t treat your family photos like a formal portrait sitting and usher them into unnatural poses or even try too hard to get them looking towards the camera. Let them do their own thing and carry on shooting.

Encourage them to relax and play with their toys or explore the area – you’ll be able to sneak loads of eye-to-eye portraits when they momentarily look your way.

PAGE 1: How to get natural-looking family photos
PAGE 2: How to take family action photos
PAGE 3: How to direct family photo shoots
PAGE 4: How to capture candid pictures of family
PAGE 5: Getting the best from your family
PAGE 6: Group family photos: how to keep them engaged
PAGE 7: How to shoot stylish family photos
PAGE 8: How to shoot baby portraits

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