Photography Tips to Better Capture your Family

Photography Tips to Better Capture your Family
As we all struggle to capture the perfect family photo this Thanksgiving, whether for a Christmas card or a treasured memento, we are here to help you make it the best it can be.

Portrait Mode

If you have an iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XS, you are in luck, because that means you have portrait mode! Portrait mode is the perfect tool for creating incredible iPhone portraits. When you shoot in Portrait mode, Apple’s technology identifies the main subject and the background. The software then blurs the background while keeping the subject sharp.


If you are trying to capture a quick selfie, here are a few tips to keep in mind that will make your end result exponentially better. Always place your phone between you and the light source. Try to hold the camera above you for a more flattering outcome. Slimming and artistic! And last but not least, smile like you mean it.

Editing Apps

Know that you can always go back and edit lighting, shadows and blemishes! Adobe Photoshop Express, Snapseed & VSCO were all on the list of “Top 10 Photo Editing Apps in 2018”. The photo below of Sandra Racz‘s adorable pup was taken with portrait mode and edited with Adobe Photoshop Express (notice the lighting difference in the before and after). If this photo does not convince you, not sure anything will!