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Father and daughter self-portrait project

Father and Daughter Shoot Daily Self-Portraits for Two Years

Photographer Joe Tobiason has been capturing daily self-portraits with his daughter for two straight years, amassing hundreds of photos that tell a deeply personal story of his family life and show the evolving relationship between a father and his young daughter.

Grandma and Grandpa’s Wedding Photo

It’s an odd day. After months of quarantine, this trip to the framer and lunch with my mother just filled me with so many emotions. It’s been over a year and I have finally “finished” the hardest project I have ever done. The priority mailboxes have been sent and the backing is on the frames. I feel as if I should rip them open and start all over. In my heart, I know I’ll never be completely satisfied or “finished”

How to Shoot Beautiful Family Photography at Home

You don’t have to be out and about to capture beautiful photographs of your children. The homes we live in may not strike you as being particularly photogenic, but think about how many of your childhood memories revolve around the house you grew up in. It's the ideal backdrop.

What’s in a Photograph? Time Machines and Legacies

I don’t remember the first time I became aware of my family photo album, but from a very young age I always found looking at those photos a time absorbing, and totally enthralling pastime. I would sit for long periods of time staring at those familiar faces, all those captured moments of times gone by, and lose myself in a world of wonder.

21 Questions with Michael Runkel: The ‘Most-Traveled’ Photographer Alive

Travel photographer Michael Runkel has visited every country on Earth and shows no signs of slowing down. The German native chats with photographer Trey Bohn about going to outer space, the coronavirus outbreak, what makes a good travel photo, and why long-term travel with kids doesn’t suck.

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Photography Business

A few weeks ago, I was in town when I heard a lady say to her friend, “That photo you posted of Sebastian was soooooo beautiful. While you’re on maternity leave, you should totally start doing photography as a business…”

Dad Takes Over Daughter’s Instagram as Punishment, Adds 10K Followers

When 15-year-old Madelynn Sumpter (@madelynn.ellagrace) was caught helping "sneak boys into a sleep-over," her parents gave her a choice: one month without your phone, or 2 weeks without your phone and we get full control of your social media accounts. She chose the latter, and boy are we glad she did.

How to Deal with Friends Requesting Discounts on Your Photography

Photographers often receive requests for free images and services, and messages from friends asking for your services at extremely discounted rates are not much better. Here's a helpful 3-minute video by Josh Enobakhare of Olufemii Tutorials in which he shares a number of ways that you can avoid needing to give that awkward "no."

Choosing Where to Take Photos in a Family Home

Family homes provide a multitude of possible backgrounds and framing opportunities for wonderful photographs. But it’s easy to end up with cluttered-looking shots if you get the background wrong. Choosing your location carefully can make all the difference.

How to Cope with Family and Friends Who Want You to ‘Get a Real Job’

The prospect of leaving behind the "safe route" to pursue a career in photography is daunting at the best of times, but it's that much more difficult when friends and family don't support your decision. Here's a short video that might help you cope if you're dealing with disapproval or lack of support.

Photos of an Unusual Pet Family Are a Hit Online

An unusual family of animals is winning hearts on Instagram. The account @bob_goldenretriever has attracted over 77,000 followers so far by regularly sharing snapshots from the life of one man's pets: a eccentric but tight-knit group that consists of one golden retriever, one hamster, and eight birds.

Facebook Launches ‘Scrapbook’ to Help Parents Tag Photos of Their Kids

Facebook doesn't allow children under the age of 13 to sign up for the social network, which makes things trickier for parents who wish to organize photos of their kids with tags. Today Facebook launched a new feature called 'Scrapbook' that's designed specifically to allow parents to tag children who don't have their own accounts.