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More Tips for Beautiful Family Photos

October 2016 –

Try different angles

Most of us take photos at eye level, which means all our family portraits look the same. Just by bending your knees or shooting from a different perspective will give you much more dynamic images.

Try getting down low to see the world from your child’s point of view.


Keep the family close

Family portraits are all about relationship and connection so I always advise students attending my photography courses to get their family to squish in a bit tighter.


I took this photo of my mum and I using a tripod and timer.


Get them moving

If they are going to stand, get them moving. Perhaps walking or running together towards the camera. It often results in a lot of candid laughs. Living in Perth we are fortunate to have so many beautiful locations for photography. Some of my favorite locations include Scarborough beach, Fremantle, East Perth, Leederville, Kings Park  and Perth city.


My nieces, Carley and Ciaan enjoying the afternoon at the Swan River, Perth.

Father and son enjoying a day on the beach.


If you want to learn how to use your camera and improve your photography I have a variety of beginners photography classes and courses in Perth, Cottesloe Beach, East Perth and Fremantle. Just visit oneskyphotography.com.au


I had a really good time yesterday, you made the course very enjoyable and easy. Even though I still feel a beginner with photography, I can see the potential in creativity, thanks to your easy approach to the technical side of the camera.

Celine Gaudin

Garry gave my husband & I a 3 hour lesson on how to use our new Nikon cameras. He is a great teacher and photographer. We learned so much as he explained everything so clearly. We no longer set our cameras to ‘Auto’. We really enjoyed the lesson. Thanks Garry!

Steph Debnam

Many thanks for this Garry,
I found yesterday very useful and interesting. A good 3 hours well spent.!! Once again many thanks for your help – it was good fun.

Peter Brash

I’m so thankful Carol organised the lesson with you for me. My photos and Carol’s are so much better. Carol loves having her photo taken now! We get so many comments on our photos now.

Ilse Roets

Garry did an excellent job of pitching the lesson just right based on the limited experience we both had.

Kathy Davis

Finally, I can get off auto mode with my DSLR and start taking some speccy pics! Three hours with Garry Wilcox has demystified the process for me and made me feel far more confident about experimenting with exposures and lighting etc. He certainly knows his stuff and communicates it most effectively and patiently.

Gary McGay

Thanks for your time on Sunday. The lesson was fantastic and I really learnt a lot. Carol posted a couple of the photos on facebook that we took of Eva and have had a lot of really positive responses. Thanks again for your time.

Paul Foley

I thoroughly enjoyed yesterdays lesson and felt I learnt a lot. It inspired me to take my camera out during the ‘ Golden hour’ yesterday and take some photos around Lake Claremont. The sunset was awesome!


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