Sugar and spice and all things nice (baby photographer, Finchley)

Have you just had a baby?  How adorable is this baby girl from a photo shoot I did back in March 2013? We did the photo shoot just after her first birthday around the house with mummy. One year is a great age for a photo shoot , not only is it a momentous time in yours and your baby’s life but it is such a fun age and you’re guaranteed to get a huge variety of fun shots out of the session! Also, one year olds can sit up, move around and are really smiley and filled with character.    
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Giggles, smiles and kisses (baby photographer, North West London)

Felicity Lass – baby photographer, North West London People often ask me when the best time to photograph a baby is. Well, the general answer is any time is a good time as I’m always going to be able to capture some gorgeous images of your little one however old they are! There are however some ‘optimum’ times to get the best out of your baby on a photo shot. The first is when they are under 2 weeks old and still sleepy and curled up. After that a great time to photograph them is when they are confident on their front
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Heavenly newborns (newborn photographer, North London)

Felicity Lass, newborn photographer, North London Tiny toes Soft skin Teeny hands that cling tightly to your fingers and a smell that you want to bottle so you can remember it forever….. Babyhood is such a fleeting moment. Blink and suddenly you’re packing away those tiny babygros and watching your helpless little bundle grow quickly into a proper little person! Having a newborn in the house is a truly magical time and I am always honoured to be asked to capture this time for parents to look back on with fond memories and disbelief that their little one was ever really
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Glorious twins! (children’s photographer, Barnet North London)

I am always in admiration of parents of twins – my 3 boys are handful enough but if they were born at the same time? Phew! But they are such fun!!! As you can see from this photo shoot from last summer Meet Alasdair…………….                                                                                        …and Rory!               I have had the pleasure of
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The great outdoors (Family photographer Whetstone, North London)

Are you looking for a family photographer Whetstone, North London? Sunshine, long grass, trees and the love of a mother and her son……..the perfect setting for a gorgeous summer photo shoot! This photo shoot took place back in the summer of 2012 in the beautiful setting of Friary Park in Whetstone, North London. This is a local park to me and my boys always have a great time here. The park is very picturesque with little gardens, streams, bridges and areas of wildness that make it perfect for a fun and varied family photo shoot. Katka and her 4 year old Sammy
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Exposure compensation explained….

Hopefully if you’ve been reading my blogs over the past few weeks you’ve gained a basic understanding of how to use the TV and AV modes on your camera as well as the importance of ISO. To finish off I am going to give a brief overview of the exposure compensation function on your camera and how it plays an important part in further improving your photos. What is camera exposure compensation? Exposure compensation is a function on your camera that lets you over ride the camera’s automatic exposure to lighten or darken a photo. It can be used in
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Shooting in shutter priority mode on your dslr

Over the past 2 weeks I have given a simple overview of aperture priority mode and ISO. This week I look at using shutter priority mode (TV or S on most cameras), the 3rd and final pillar of photography. In this mode you as the photographer can choose which shutter speed to shoot in leaving your camera to adjust the aperture accordingly. What is shutter speed? Shutter speed is the duration of the exposure, from the opening of the shutter to the closing or, in simpler terms, the amount of time that the shutter is open. It is measured in
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Understanding ISO

Last week I posted about aperture priority mode, one of the 3 pillars of photography (the other 2 being ISO and shutter speed). This week is about ISO. Having an understanding of how ISO works and what it does is key to taking a great photo. What is ISO?? In very basic terms, ISO (International Standards Organization) is the level of sensitivity of your camera to light. ISO settings can be anywhere from 100 to 6,400 (or higher), and these numbers have a direct relationship with the device’s sensitivity, so a lower number makes it less sensitive and a high number makes
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Shooting in aperture priority mode on your dslr

Aperture priority mode (seen as av on canon and a on nikon) allows you to have full control of your aperture settings whilst leaving you camera to set the shutter speed for correct exposure. What is aperture? Photography is all about light. Without light there is no photo. Aperture is one of the pillars of photography that help control this light (or exposure) – the other 2 being ISO and shutter speed (more about them later!) Simply put, aperture is a hole within a lens through which light travels into the camera body. It opens to let in more light
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My top 10 tips for portrait photography

#1 Always use natural light and never use your flash. Photography is all about light All my portrait photography is done using natural light. In my opinion it is the only way to go. It is so flattering and creates beautiful images that simply cannot be achieved when the flash is used. Turn all the lights out, place your subject as close to your light source as possible (a window or door) and shoot with the light behind you facing your subject. Notice the bright catch lights in this little girl’s eyes in the photo below. These catch lights are
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