Now, how many of you have thrown your expensive DSLR camera into your handbag, either completely unprotected or wrapped in a towel? I know I have, and I'm willing to bet most of you have too! This is why I was pretty happy when Camera Coats asked if they could send me one of their products…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on August 3, 2013 at 2:49am — No Comments
Anyone can use a camera, but the more control over your settings you have, the better the resulting picture will be. Although your camera is extremely high tech, it is unfortunately not very intelligent - it needs a lot of guidance from you to take great pictures!
These five simple…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on May 23, 2013 at 9:12am — No Comments
The great outdoors is definitely my favorite place to photograph children: you can get beautiful backgrounds, there is plenty of natural light, and your kids are generally happier when they are in a fun place like the beach or a park.
Here are some tips and tricks to get memorable photographs of your…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on May 13, 2013 at 4:12am — No Comments
Has everyone remembered that it's Mother's Day on the 12th of May? With the day fast approaching, why not surprise your mom with something more meaningful and heartfelt that just a box of chocolates or some flowers? Using your photos to create gifts will add such a personal touch to your present that they’re sure to be joyfully received by both moms and grandparents alike!
I've come up with seven gift ideas for you to give the mother figure in…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on April 18, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Ever been stuck at home and wondered what to play next with your kids? I came up with five fun and educational games that I could play with my child and all you need is a point and shoot camera (or any kind or type will do, even the phone on your camera - if you are willing to let your kids touch…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on April 16, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments
Photographing children is one of the hardest gigs around! They don’t like to stay in one place for long, they move fast, they don’t listen to a word you say … and then to top it all off, they usually think your fancy camera is their latest toy.
However, there is one simple trick that can help you enormously when photographing children, and that’s getting them to stay in one spot long enough for you to press the shutter! Easier said than done I know, so I've come up with ten tried and…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on April 16, 2013 at 3:25am — No Comments
In addition to writing for my blog, I've also started writing for the Parent Society website with photography tips - this is my latest one with tips for looking good in photos. If you are anything like me you hate getting the camera trained on you, but I've written some tips so that you look your very best in every single photo! Learn to hide those saggy bits and your double…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on March 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I love, love, love rooting around in the web for free stuff! I've been looking to make a photo collage and had a look around the internet to see what free templates I could find and came across some fantastic ones - thought I should share the links with you guys too! Head on over to the Live Snap Love blog for links to over 20 free …Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on March 28, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments
Are you stuck on Auto when photographing the kids? Not sure which settings you could or should be using for your camera? Then this post is for you!
It's very difficult when starting out in photography to know which settings to use when, made even harder by the fact there are no "magic settings" - every time you take a photo your settings will change, and no-one can tell you what they should be! Aarrgh!
That said, there are some tricks to knowing which…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on February 12, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Added by Audrey Yeats on February 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Over on the Live Snap Love blog today I've compiled a list of ideas for photographs that you can take of your children this fall! It’s a great season for photography - all the beautiful colors really enhance your photos - so please follow this link to my 25 Fall Photo Shoot Ideas!…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on September 19, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
One thing I really wish I had done with my child was a series of month by month baby photos. Babies grow at such a incredible rate in their first year that it is amazing to see that development through a series of photos. Unfortunately, it's a bit late for me seeing as my son is about to turn three (sniff) but maybe not for some of you other moms out there! So lover on the Live Snap Love blog I have compiled some ideas to give you some inspiration for your baby photos, plus some tips on how…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on September 13, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments
If you are looking to get more creative with your photography, I'm sorry, there is nothing else for it - you are going to have to learn how to use your camera away from the safety of Auto Mode!
Below I've compiled a few links to some of my recent blog posts that might help you understand why you should move your camera away from…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on September 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Over at the Live Snap Love blog, we do like to make sure we get our photos out on display! I have a little theme going each week and this weeks is...hearts.
Here's one to get you going - if you like the idea, head on over to the Live Snap Love blog to check out some more …Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on September 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Trying to take some half-decent snaps of your toddler but finding out it isn't so easy to capture them in all their glory?
As a mom to an (almost) three year old I know how hard it can be! Children over the age of one and under the age of four must be one of the hardest photography subjects there is - they never sit still, won’t…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on September 12, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
I wrote a post recently on the best way to organize your digital photos, and in it I recommended having two copies of your photos at all times (now, how many of you actually took that advice??) I have a copy of all my photos on an…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on September 11, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments
Added by Audrey Yeats on September 6, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments
For a blog about photographing your children, my blog has been seriously lacking in any new pictures of my own child! For some inexplicable reason I seem to have been incredibly busy of late and have been complaining (to myself, no-one else listens) about not having enough time to practice my photography, never mind take any decent…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on August 30, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Over at the Live Snap Love blog, we do like to make sure we get our photos out on display! I've been rooting around in the web for you to find some more unique and creative ways to display your family snaps - last week's themes was bottles, but this week we have chicken wire as the theme! Yes, I know, not something you immediately think of when you think photo display, but trust me, it can look fantastic!
Here's one to get you…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on August 19, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
If your child doesn't like getting his photo taken (which a lot of kids don't) then I can strongly recommend giving them a cheap and cheerful camera as a way of getting them involved in the process - and even start to enjoy it!
My three year old didn't like getting his photo taken, but since we've gotten him his own little camera, we have to take turns on taking photos! Here is us out on one of our little jaunts....…Continue
Added by Audrey Yeats on August 12, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments