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Your friends and family expect you to bring your camera to birthday parties and holiday dinners. You pick up your camera before the broom when your kids spill flour all over the kitchen floor. You're the family photographer. Every other week, I share my conversations with photographers about their work and their families. How can we take better photos of our family life? Why are we taking all these photos in the first place?

Your friends and family expect you to bring your camera to birthday parties and holiday dinners. You pick up your camera before the broom when your kids spill flour all over the kitchen floor. You're the family photographer. Every other week, I share my conversations with photographers about their work and their families. How can we take better photos of our family life? Why are we taking all these photos in the first place?
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Your friends and family expect you to bring your camera to birthday parties and holiday dinners. You pick up your camera before the broom when your kids spill flour all over the kitchen floor. You're the family photographer. Every other week, I share my conversations with photographers about their work and their families. How can we take better photos of our family life? Why are we taking all these photos in the first place?

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English


Episodes

43: Simon Ringsmuth talks to us about taking photos of his sister during her battle with breast cancer

6/5/2018
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On this episode, Simon Ringsmuth, photographer and co-host of the podcast Camera Dads, tells us about the photos he took of his younger sister during the years she was battling breast cancer. We talk about why these photos are important to him and to his sister's family now that she's gone and why we should let people take our photo even if we haven't showered yet. Simon also shares his excitement about his Fujifilm camera. The Family Photographer Podcast is going on summer break. There...

Duration:01:19:21

42: Marc Silber talks about Composition

5/16/2018
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Today's interview is with California based photographer, father and grandfather, Marc Silber. Marc's new book, The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters is all about compostion and available today from Amazon. In our conversation, we talk about composition tools and also about why Marc loves photographing his grandchildren and what has changed about photography in the age of quick sharing of photos. Today's show is sponsored by MyMayu three season...

Duration:01:04:42

41: Niki Boon: Inspired by her Children

5/1/2018
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Today's show is an interview with New Zealand photographer and mother of four, Niki Boon. On the podcast, Niki talks about how she makes the photos she shares of her children's lives in the land they love and spend their days exploring. Niki's children don't go to school or follow any formal school curriculum. Niki tells us how it is their curiosity and aliveness that inspires her photography. Photos that she says are made in the cracks of her full days raising her family. Find our more...

Duration:01:11:30

40: Natalie Greenroyd on Shooting with Moxie

4/17/2018
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This episode is an interview with Natalie Greenroyd. Natalie is a mother of two young boys and lives under big skies in Oklahoma. She recently created a class for Click Photo School titled Shot with Moxie. In our conversation we talk about what she means when she says Moxie and what lead her to become bold in her photography. Natalie talks about how a daily project pushed her to try new things like free lensing and multiple exposures. We talk about how she makes striking silhouettes and...

Duration:01:07:07

4: Kate Densmore: Stories of Home

3/27/2018
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On this episode, I talk with Kate Densmore about her new book Stories of Home. We talk about documenting family life, composition and thinking about your "why" when taking family photos. *This episode was first posted December 6. 2016* You can find out more about Kate on her website. Check out The Family Photographer Podcast's new website. If you love listening, consider making a donation to the show.

Duration:01:06:02

39: Renato dPaula on Documenting Families, Births and His Own Life

3/13/2018
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This episode is an interview with Renato dPaula. Renato is a father and documentary photographer from São Paulo, Brazil. We begin our conversation talking about one of my favorite things: Renato's 365 Project. We talk about how there’s nothing like a difficult personal project to grow as a photographer. Renato tells us how he came to focus and documentary family photography, how he does it, what is his favorite part of the day with families. Renato does a lot of birth photography which I...

Duration:00:59:35

38: Chuck Anerino on Patience

2/27/2018
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This episode is an interview with Chuck Anerino. Chuck is a photographer and father of three boys. This is a guy who loves photography and also thinks deeply about photography. He's a perfect guest for the podcast. We begin by talking about the magic bullet when it comes to becoming a really good photographer. Chuck shares about early feedback he got on his work and how it helped him develop his craft. Chuck prints his photographs at home. I have never really given this much thought...

Duration:01:10:25

37: Brekke Johnson: Photos that Help Us See

2/13/2018
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Today's podcast interview is with Brekke Johnson. Brekke is a mother of a three year old boy and family photographer based in Madison, Alabama. Later this week, Brekke is teaching about photographing two year olds at this year’s Click Away conference. On the podcast, we talk about some of her tricks for photographing families with small children. And, we also talk about when it's not the kids who are making it hard to get a good shot. Sometimes it's the parents! Brekke tells us what she...

Duration:01:12:37

36: Aaron Thomson on Making Family Photos in Good Times and Bad

1/30/2018
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Today on the show I’m talking with Aaron Thomspon. Aaron is a father of three who owns many, many cameras yet is brand agnostic. He’s a portrait photographer based in Utah who has done a wide variety of photography and film work. I discovered his work on Flickr and asked him to be a guest on the show. I’m so glad I did. We talk about the first digital camera he bought for 1000 dollars that could do so little compared to what we’re used to now. Aaron talks about why he loves photographing...

Duration:01:15:33

35: Alex Lindsay on the Value of Old Family Movies

1/9/2018
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This episode is an interview with Alex Lindsay. Alex is the father of four, insanely good at lip syncing and my dear brother. He’s also a regular guest on Mac Break Weekly with Leo LaPorte and the founder of Pixel Corps which provides internet broadcasting, augmented reality, and virtual reality services to all kinds of big shots. Plus, he worked on Star War episode one the Phantom Menace which my nine year old son thinks is pretty great. He’s the reason you’re listening to this podcast...

Duration:01:08:56

34: Brandon Price on Photographing His Son's First Year

12/26/2017
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Today's show a conversation with Brandon Price. Brandon is a missionary living in Ukraine with his wife and adorable son. He photographing their life together with with honestly and beautifully. On today’s show we talk about how he first fell in love with movie making and still loves making movies of his life. Brandon tells the story of the adoption of his son and how he came to have wonderful photos of the moment he and his wife met their son without having to be behind the camera. We...

Duration:01:08:25

33: Sandra Coan on Creating Your Dream Photography Business

12/12/2017
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I'm excited to share this interview with Sandra Coan. Sandra is a mother of twin boys who photographs families and newborns on film in her Seattle studio. She's been in business for seventeen years and loves sharing what she's learned in those years. On today’s show, we talk about how she began taking photos for people as a business. She tells us about the path she took to discover what she does. Sandra didn’t start shooting film in a studio, she did some photojournalistic weddings along...

Duration:01:14:32

32: Andrea Moffatt on Telling our Family Stories

11/28/2017
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This episode is an interview with Andrea Moffatt. Andrea is a mother of two boys who loves to photograph her family’s stories. She recently created a break out for Click Photo School titled, The Stories that Make Us. There is lifestyle photography, what Elena Blair does, and the photojournalistic photography of Kirsten Lewis. Andrea uses a documentary approach and she consciously adds her own experience to the photo. Andrea and I both live in the Pittsburgh area and enjoy taking our...

Duration:01:09:08

31: Elena Blair on Beautifully Posed Family Photos

11/13/2017
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I'm thrilled to share this interview with Elena Blair. Elena is a mother of three who photographs newborns and families in the Seattle area. She loves sharing what she's learned about making family photos and running a business and has created many resources for family photographers. Elena recently recorded a great class on Creative Live titled Lifestyle Family Photography - Posing and Direction. In this podcast interview with Elena Blair, we talk about why she feels family photography is...

Duration:01:08:57

30: Rebecca Wyatt - Capturing Magic on Halloween

10/31/2017
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It's Halloween! Do you have your kids’ costumes ready? Me neither. But I am prepared to take great photos, thanks to my conversation with Rebecca Wyatt about capturing magic on Halloween. Rebecca Wyatt is a family photographer and mother of four. Over the years, she’s figured out how to make great photos while her kids enjoy Halloween. Join the next Week of Daily Photos Project. Sign up for more information on the next project. See Rebecca's work and enter the giveaway.

Duration:00:45:38

29: Xanthe Berkeley on Making Family Films

10/17/2017
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Today’s show is an interview with Xanthe Berkeley. Xanthe is a mother of two boys who lives in London. She loves making photos and films of her life. She also teaches others how to make films of their lives. In today’s conversation Xanthe talks about why she loves making films, and how she makes them. If you are familiar with her work, you will enjoy hearing her talk about how she doesn’t crash when filming herself biking. We talk about the music she uses in her films and why you can’t just...

Duration:01:13:03

28: Yan Palmer talks about Love

10/3/2017
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This episode is an interview with Yan Palmer. We talk about: This conversation had me thinking for days. I hope you enjoy it. Check out Teethkiss. Use the code familypodcast for 10%off. Find out more about the show here. The next Week of Daily Photos Project is October 25-31. (Chosen to include the photographically fun holiday - Halloween!) Sign up to get emails with all the details.

Duration:01:15:06

27: Erica Montgomery on Finding Great Light for Family Photos

9/19/2017
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On this episode, Erica Montgomery talks to us about how she has learned to find great light for her family photos. She loves finding pockets of light in her home and also uses her garage for portraits. Tomorrow we are starting our Week of Daily Photos Project. Sign up here if you'd like to join us.

Duration:00:30:20

26: Nick Kelsh - How to Photograph Your Life

9/5/2017
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This episode is an interview with Nick Kelsh. These days Nick teaches people like you and me at How To Photography Your Life. Nick has been making photos since he was in junior high and has years of experience. He’s been a newspaper photographer, collaborated with Anna Quindlen on the books Naked Babies and Siblings, and his photograph of a baby is on the cover of A Day in the Life of China. I was introduced to Nick when my oldest was a baby and I got his book, How to Photography Your Baby....

Duration:01:14:05

25: Erin Blinn: What A Photo A Day Helped Me See

8/22/2017
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When I named this podcast The Family Photographer, I was thinking of someone like today’s guest, Erin Blinn. She is the person everyone in her family counts on the get great photos at family birthdays, milestone moments and the arrival of brand new family members. How does she feel about being the family photographer and how doe she share her photos with her family? Erin joined the 365 Flickr group last summer. I talk with her about what inspired her to start a project and how the doing...

Duration:01:06:15