Taking a family portrait is never an easy task. There’s often a small child involved, and parents who are trying to make sure said child is on their best behavior. Beyond that, as the group grows in size, the difficulty of organizing everybody and capturing a quality photo increases dramatically.
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Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, often referred to these days as Royal Baby George, had his first photo shoot recently. But if you expected the future British king to get his pick of professional photographers when it comes to his first official family portraits, you’d be wrong.
The photos — which have been called everything from “intimate” and “cozy” to “not really what you want” and “just bad” — were actually taken by the Duchess of Cambridge’s father, Michael Middleton. Read more…
Skype recently embarked on a touching ad campaign called Stay Together in which they use photography and the magic of the Internet to reunite families that live on opposite sides of the world by creating “impossible family portraits.” Read more…
Pay a visit to photographer Jamie Diamond‘s website, and you’ll find that one of her projects is a series of family portraits. The images look like standard family portraits: the members are posed in different places and positions, there are older members and younger members; everyone’s dressed nicely, everyone’s smiling.
Look a little closer though, and you might notice that certain things are a bit strange… or should we say “stranger”?
The next time you’re out in a non-light polluted place with your family and your camera, try using our galaxy as a backdrop. Hawaii-based photographer John Hook shot this ridiculously awesome photograph of him, his wife, and his daughter staring up at the Milky Way. As if that weren’t perfect enough, there’s also a shooting star photobombing the portrait in the lower right hand corner!
The Fuzzy Face Photo Frame is reminiscent of the classic children’s toy, Wooly Willy, only applied to your most treasured family photos. Vendor Fred & Friends suggests:
Give your mom a mustache, hang a mullet on [your] ex-boyfriend, grow junior some sideburns. Simply insert any 4×6 photo and use the included magnetic wand to ‘paint’ with the iron filings.
You can “lock” the metal filings in after completing desired enhancements. Handy!
The frame is $19 from Fred & Friends.
Fuzzy Face Photo Frame (via Gizmodo)
If you’re in need of a creative idea for a portrait of your family, check out this one by Flickr user Tu Do — it’s like the “Inception” of family portraits.
I’ve seen a few of “endless” portraits but generally they’re of the same person, which is pretty boring. So I thought of doing a family portrait haha. If you can’t figure it out it’s my dad, followed by my mom, then me, and finally my little brother; repeat. All shot at f/3.5 with an sb-600 bounced at 1/8th power. [#]
This would also be a neat idea for family members across generations (e.g. grandfather, father, son, etc…).
Image credit: Day 32/365 by Tu Do Photo and used with permission