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    10 family portrait photography mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 27/11/2013 00:01am
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    Family portrait photography mistake 07: Awkward poses

    Family portraits generally look better when everyone is relaxed. Forced poses look false and uncomfortable.

    While the sofa in the living room might seem a logical venue for family shoot, try to avoid everybody squeezing on and sitting bolt upright or arranging themselves like the local football team in regular rows in front and behind.

    Having someone seated on the arm of the sofa, someone else standing behind and another person sat on the floor in front of those on the sofa, however, gives a nice dynamic.

    If you ‘re shooting outside a bench is a good stand-in for a sofa, but also consider using some of the playground rides or even a fallen log to give a more spontaneous feel.

    PAGE 1 – Family portrait photography mistake 01: Waking the baby
    PAGE 2 – Family portrait photography mistake 02: Shooting wide open
    PAGE 3 – Family portrait photography mistake 03: Not enough light
    PAGE 4 – Family portrait photography mistake 04: Glaring glasses
    PAGE 5 – Family portrait photography mistake 05: Lack of eye-contact
    PAGE 6 – Family portrait photography mistake 06: Blinking
    PAGE 7 – Family portrait photography mistake 07: Awkward poses
    PAGE 8 – Family portrait photography mistake 08: Lamps growing out of heads
    PAGE 9 – Family portrait photography mistake 09: Mis-matched couples
    PAGE 10 – Family portrait photography mistake 10: Who took the photo?

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    Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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