5 Helpful Tips for Better Family Photos

Family portraits are something that will almost always be in demand, but with multiple subjects to manage, with some of them often being unruly kids, it can take a lot to get a successful result. If you want to create better family portraits, check out this excellent video tutorial that will give five tips sure to help you improve. 

Coming to you from Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano with B&H Photo and Video, this awesome video tutorial will show you five great tips for taking better family portraits. One particularly helpful tip is to ensure that you consider the group's positioning in tandem with your aperture. If you are in a studio environment where you can control the background, this is not something you likely have to worry about. On the other hand, if you are photographing outside, you might be used to just using an extra-wide aperture to deal with a busy backdrop. However, with a group of people, if you do not place them on the same focal plane, you will need a narrower aperture to give a wider depth of field to ensure every face is properly in focus. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Celentano. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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She does very nice work. Good tips, too.