How To Take Your Own Family Portraits

There are times when it’s really handy to take a group self-portrait, and with a few simple tips, it’s easy to do too!

Over the years we’ve done quite a few self-portrait sessions, when we travel or for things like holiday cards. We even photographed our own wedding! (But that’s a story for another post…) Through it all we’ve learned how to get great results, and make the whole process easier and more fun.

So in this post I’ll share how we went about taking some family self-portraits during a recent vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, and some tips you can use to take your own family photos!

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Last Copies of Our Fine Art Book

We recently went digging into our closet to pull out some more copies of our fine art book – Lobster Island – to send out, and realized that we’re down to the final boxes!

Holy smokes! It’s been a pretty amazing sight to see these go off into the mail, sharing our experience documenting lobster fishing in Prince Edward Island. It’s not something we ever thought we’d actually witness – a book of our own, being shared with others. And to say it’s been a rewarding journey is to put it mildly!

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7 Things I Do When I Get Back From A Photography Trip

Do you have a routine for getting back on your feet after an exciting photography adventure?

We recently returned from a trip to Kauai, Hawaii and here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple days.

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And the Winner of the Peak Design Pro Strap Pack Is…

Last week we wrapped up an awesome giveaway for a Pro Strap Pack from Peak Design, and wanted to announce our lucky winner!

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The Photography Advice I Give Every Time

Whether I’m talking to a seasoned pro, or a friend with a point-and-shoot camera, there’s one piece of photography advice that I always give before they go on a trip, to a big event, or are about to embark on a photographically-rich experience:

Take more photos than you think you need.

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Review: Slide Neckstrap & Clutch Handstrap

We clearly have a backlog of neat photography gear we’ve been meaning to test out! And today’s products from Peak Design are super nifty. In fact, they’re trying to solve many of the problems that plague neck straps and hand straps. Problems that have bugged us for years, to the point where we pretty much gave up on straps all together. Have they succeeded? Let’s find out…

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And the Winner of the Smartphone Printer Is…

We recently wrapped up a very thrilling giveaway for a Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1, and wanted to announce our lucky winner!

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