100 thoughts on “9 Less Obvious Photography Tips For Better Family Travel & Home Photos

  1. Awesome "Tips" – More like "principles" to make your photography more relevant. Thank you for putting this together.

  2. I think you gave some pretty unique tips, ones which I greatly appreciate, so I'm glad you ended up deciding to make this video :).

  3. OMG isn't that the truth "Nothing screams creepy pedo guy". I take photos of our band/cheer/color guard…I meet all the parents, staff, and make my very visible because nothing is worse than a guy taking pictures of girls and cheerleaders that screams "pedo guy".

  4. Great video, very refreshing. There’s a lot of similar videos online but this is very genuine, not patronising and I don’t think anyone could really disagree with anything that you said. Keep it up.

  5. The tones in those shots are awesome, is it that fuji film emulator in jpg? Do you know how it compares to presets like vsco for lightroom?

  6. This is one of the best general tips video I watched, ever. Subscribed. Simple, common sense but usually forgotten. Thank you.

  7. Great video, thanks so much for sharing your tips! My wife and I having been thinking of a very similar "photo" wall / stairwell idea and perhaps I missed it in your video but can you share what you use for the picture wall hanging hardware? I just did a quick google search, went on Ikea, etc., and I think I found similar hangers, but would like to know the what / where of your particular hardware. Thank you in advance!

  8. Wow, fantastic advice and lovely shots. Just stumbled across your channel because of this video and had to subscribe!

  9. "Just get the shot!" Yeah, it sucks when you miss because you're switching settings because someone convinced you that using auto makes you less than. I'm glad I've learned well enough to be able to step in when an aspect of auto isn't working, but I almost think it is more important to not lose sight of that intention to get the image over not being cool because someone might see you were using aperture priority in your metadata.

  10. just got a Fuji XE3 paired with a 27mm f2.8 exactly for this!! Also have a XT2 with more glass for specifically going out to take pics.! nice vid thanks!

  11. Best tip I got was that wall, so simple but do affective. I still print my photos, but only display them in my office, that wall has given me a idea for our kitchen wall. Once the brackets are up u just change the picture, ingenious 👍👍👍

  12. My wife and kids go crazy if I have my camera longer than 30 minutes in a day (top!) in my hands. Even on a holiday they hate it when I take my camera out to take photos of them.

  13. I am sure you have answered this but couldn't find it. What is the mount system you are using? Have you done a video over it?

  14. Brilliant post, sticking out even amongst the very high level on your chain! You mentioned that you prefer "meaningful" ideas to gear review, whereas the later get you more interaction. Stick to new and original ideas, please!
    All the tips make an awful lot of sense in the family / social context. Most are true far beyond!
    What slightly irritated me at the beginning was your body language, different from your "standard" way. Getting immersed in your world of thoughts I found it perfectly natural – conveying a rather philosophical view on things! Thank a lot for all your videos and even more for those outstanding ones like this or the more detailed one about the usefulness of bokeh

  15. I love your channel! This was a perfect video for me. ALL of my favorite photos of family have been taken with the x100f. Take it everywhere with me.

  16. Love the idea of resetting the camera after each use. One reason I want the x-t30 is the auto button. Also makes it easier to hand on to someone else.

  17. Thank you so much for this great content. I love how candid and down to earth you talk about things that matter to you. It's extremely inspiring and actually the kind of – mostly philosophic – input I need and want to listen to. Love your photos and idea behind them – please continue this!

  18. Andrew I’m a newbie (and likely “noobie”) to photography but you videos made me so passionate about my photography. I just started on an XT1 and you’re such an inspiration. I’m addicted to your videos and I love the passion you put into your “work/art/whatweveryouwanttocallit”. Love your pics and tips!

  19. I think using photography as a logbook is a valid way doing it. In fact it is the way I am using photography and I am happy with it. Important is that a picture tells a story. Beauty is not all. It is a different approach of fotography. But I must amid the pictures shown in this video are gorgeous.

  20. The cell phone comment made me laugh – I have been known to pull out my cell phone while carrying a FF+70-200 f2.8 or bigger. Sometimes you gotta get the shot quickly and if you need DOF+wide angle and have a behemoth in the other hand. My only problem is my phone is really crap. Sill better than nothing though.

    What makes me laugh though are the looks and comments I have gotten doing this. It has convinced me the whole gear-thing is actually an innate human condition and definitely not restricted to photographers and similar hobbies.

  21. This was so helpful and interesting. I'm a serious amateur and family photographer and looking for a new camera. I've considered an a7iii or a nikon 76 because of the good reviews and FF capabilities; but because of size, weight and cost of lenses I'm now thinking about the fugi xt3 or possibly the "to be released sony a7000." Would you have any recommendation for general family use but also sports (grand kids soccer) land scape, animals (wildlife) and street photography? Thanks, Allen.

  22. Just stumbled across your channel. Love the inputs to the process that you have.
    One suggestion. If you could take a leaf from https://www.youtube.com/user/seantuckermerge (I am not affiliated in any way just a subscriber)
    You would be on to a winner. Subscribed to you.

  23. Like button not big enough. Seriously, the best advices got since I start watching Youtube photography guides (about a year ago …). I will revisit this one soon.

  24. I just stumbled across this video and am glad I did. All the points you mentioned, just stuck the chord as to what I try to follow at times when shooting kids at home.

  25. I am literally flabbergasted by this video… was this a photography lesson or a life lesson… it must have been the most useful, practical, emotional set of advice I have ever seen on youtube. It touched me emotionally, much like a poem would. You are an amazing human being and your love for photography (and life in general) really shines through in your videos. Unlike most/all other photography youtubers that have an agenda, or are angry fanboys, or gear heads, you simply love photography. I am deciding which camera system to get and you are a big reason why i am leaning on Fugi bit would really love the opportunities to pick your brains on it… anyway. Thank you for this video🙏🏻

  26. your look is too "décontracté",on dirait un infirmier en pyjama ,not beautyful,that's a pity cause you are perfect of intelligence of photography 😉 (for exemple compare making photos to a poem is great) . Merci !(,mais -enlève ton sale putain de bonnet…)

  27. This is an amazing video with great insights. I've watched it twice in the last couple of weeks. Everyone who takes photos should watch this! I know it's been asked already, but could we get a behind the scenes look at making that photo wall?! And what company do you use for printing the photos on that wall? Keep up the amazing content!

  28. I can not understand that you do not have many more subscribers, you deserve it! Thanks guys for your time, i love you.

  29. The main reason I don’t shoot with my iPhone is because images don’t print very well. I’ve gotten great shots that I can’t print bigger than 4×6.

  30. My favorite tip: Reset your camera. Perhaps equally good: Set it on auto, so you can shoot fast. As a child I HATED photography because my mom, who was a professional studio photographer, always required ages to take a shot! Don't do that to your children!

  31. Great advise ! Especially about kids and camera complexes ! I will never ask again my son / daughter to re do something and just try to capt the moment as it happens !
    Thank you, love your work, love your channel !

  32. I really enjoyed this video. You had some very helpful tips that I plan to implement into my photography. I have two young kids and I am always struggling to walk that line of documenting, but still enjoying the moment. I think you did a good job of giving advice/tips that most other "family photo tips" do not include.

  33. Thank you for this video! So encouraging and inspiring. This is packed full of great tips that I can apply right away.

  34. Very well done. I always remind myself look what I have and not what I don’t have, one will be happy in photography and life

  35. Wow, that was full on! i wonder how many words per minute you achieved !! As usual great stuff … 👍👍👍

  36. Ran into you channel a few months ago, I enjoy your videos and I think there is a lot of good information, congrats! Greetings from Russia!

  37. This was very well thought out. I really appreciate everything that you talked about and plan to try and put more of what you said to good use.

  38. I really enjoyed this video. I am not a photographer but an enthusiastic hobbyist and I am happy to use my
    DSLR or my phone. I like the black and white wall idea.

  39. I always have a camera in my hand around my family. They think I'm crazy but no one takes photos anymore and in 20, 30, 40 years from now, no one will have memories to reflect upon. Our kids won't have any photos of them, of us, of their friends. I think that's sad. Our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all took photos of each other. How many photo books did our grandparents have? shelves of them, and boxes of photos that never made it into a book. This generation has cell phone pictures that will most likely be lost when the camera breaks because no one backed up their photos

    Really like tip #5. when I'm chasing my toddler around, I throw it into aperture mode to control my DOF, set AF to eye and face detect, and let the camera figure out SS. Toddler moments are just too fleeting to worry about all your settings

  40. this right here is actual Pro advice. I'm saying this as a studio photographer turned Art Director– what this guy is saying is soo much more important than than your gear, the technical side of things, the "how to make your footage look cinematic" videos and everything else out there.

    Take note of his advice

  41. You are an inspiration! I've already watched almost all your videos, and I've discovered you 2 days ago! Keep going this way!!!
    An Italian fan

  42. This is probably THE best video on photography that I´ve seen! Thank you for your thoughtful advice, honesty and practical tips.

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