Category Archives: Family Photography

Secrets to photographing young and older families….some easy steps

I've photographed about a billion families in my life. Or almost a billion, maybe  a million. They are one of my favorite sessions. And, the foundation for a successful photography business. Each family can be  challenge...from young ones to older ones. In each of these videos below I explain exactly the steps I take when…
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The Best of noBs photosuccess…November 2014

Every week, on Fridays, I create a Wrap Up of the best posts from that week....a "Best Of" so to speak....for the members of noBs photosuccessI you're a member, you can click on any link for instant access (make sure you're logged in). For everyone else, look at what our members have access to each…
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Secrets to Posing the Family

Secrets to Posing the Family I shoot a load of families every year. They are by far one of my all time favorite sessions. Why? Because I love shooting them, AND, I make a ton of dough every year capturing these images that my clients cherish, hang in their homes, mail as gifts to their…
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One of my fave, best selling portrait poses…

Check it out.... Notice a common theme? It's easy to spot. No one is looking at the camera. I always try and shoot a series of poses where everyone is either looking at each other, interacting, or looking at a key point of interest. In this case, baby sister. These poses are big sellers. Either…
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Call Oprah, maybe she gives a crap….

by Robin Spencer The Rogue Master "I've had it! Enough with the whining all ready. I talked to two photographers on the same day last week, I heard nothing but "Business is soooo bad", "I'm starving, so and so is starving", "can't pay the rent", "I'm thinking of closing up, so and so has closed…
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Posing and head tilts……the good, the bad and the ugly…

When do you use feminine poses and masculine poses? Is this something you should even be concerned about? To a degree, yes. But there are some limits. For example, shooting a wedding, and you have very little time. Should you worry about each person in the family groupings? And tweak and adjust each head tilt?…
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The secret to creating family portraits that sell…

It was exactly two years ago almost to the day that I photographed this family.... Yes, mid November. Lucky there wasn't a foot of snow, which is very likely in these parts. Cold out, yes. But not too cold.... Babies and young kids. What was grandma thinking? I knew this portrait session may not work…
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How to successfully photograph the two-year old…

How to successfully photograph the two-year old "A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm." ~Bill Vaughan~ From the desk of the The "Two Year Old" Zen Master... Again, last week, a client…
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Totally Off the Wall Family Portraits

Who says family portraits need to be stale, predictable and boring? When I shoot a family session, something I truly love doing because of the energy, the emotional value for me and the clients and also, let's not forget the profitability of these sessions. I try my best to create some sort of unique, off…
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