How To Take Your Own Family Portraits

Ever go to one of those big box stores to get "professional" photos done for Christmas? And, after waiting for what seems like an eternity with your squirmy toddler and grouchy grandpa, everything seems to go downhill from there?Mom blinked. Junior won't smile. And, if you have a family member like my daughter, there are howls of, "Oww! My eyes! The light is too bright!" You're lucky if you leave there with a Christmas card-worthy shot but think, "Oh well. It'll do. It was cheap."So what are your options? Professional photographers get great shots but sometimes cost is a factor. So why not try it yourself at home?I know a lot of people who like the idea of trying for professional photos in their own homes but don't try it because they don't have the professional gear, like … [Read more...]