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Become Your Own Family Photographer

Having a baby is great motivation to master photography.  When my first child was born nine years ago, I bought my first DSLR.  I started studying and trying to learn my camera settings because I knew that I wanted to capture every fleeting moment of that little one’s life.  These days we all take pictures with our phones and some of our most important life moments are shared and then lost into the digital world of Facebook and Instagram.  That’s great and all, but I continue to photograph my family with my camera to the best of my photographing ability.  It’s all about that finished product.  When my children are grown, I don’t want to search my phone or Facebook to find those memories.  I want those photobooks!

I just don’t get the same results with my phone as I do with my camera.  I have more control with my camera.  Currently I have a Nikon D7000 that I use primarily with a fish eye lens and a Nikon D600 with a few different lenses.  I use Lightroom and Photoshop to edit.  I shoot some professionally, which you can see at ShinyLifePhotos.com, but I find that takes away from the amount I end up shooting my own family.  So, it’s like pulling teeth these days to get me to photograph someone other than my own family.

I spent a lot of years trying to capture the perfect shot.  These days, I just try to capture memories before they are gone.  I am going to show you how you can become your family photographer.  I am going to show you how to shoot, organize, and display your family memories in your home.  If you want to become your own family photographer, follow me here.

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