I'm asked quite a lot how I go about capturing images of Arthur and Sybbie, so I thought I'd create a short blog series with some fundamental hints, tips and tricks for capturing beautiful natural light portraits of children in nature - ideal for any parents that are interested. These tips and tricks can be used with any camera, even the one on your phone, so don't fret if you haven't got a DSLR, like me. I'll kick the blog series off with an absolutely fundamental element of photography, (and how to use it your advantage), and that is of course, Light!

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In This bLOG series:

#1 Light

Learn the fundamentals of natural light portraiture and how to use it to your advantage to create beautiful, creative images.

#2 Composition

Understand how to properly compose an image for the best impact, including where to position your subjects and the importance of perspective.

#3 Focus

Understand how and where to focus and how depth and blur can change and elevate an image into something beautiful.


Learn how to elevate your images through the use of storytelling techniques that prompt viewers to engage even more with your pictures.

#5 Outfits & Props

Learn how what a child is wearing and interacting with in a photograph can have a big impact on the look and feel of the final images.


Photographing children can be a nightmare. These hints and tips will make it a little easier and help everyone relax and enjoy the shoot!