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Father’s Day Photography

Father’s Day Photography

Father’s Day is just around the corner so I hope you've planned something special to show how much you care about the father figure in your life. If you’re struggling for ideas on what to do, or what to get him, perhaps I can help you.

Here’s how you can utilise photography to make June 21st the most memorable Father’s Day yet!

It’s His Day (again!)

It’s the one day in the year where all Dad’s want to be spoiled and get to do pretty much anything they want. So why not let him have the camera and see what he can do with it?

Whether he takes silly "selfies" or tries to get the little ones to sit still for a few seconds for a family photo; let him make the day what he wants it to be.

If he doesn't fancy taking control of the camera, it’s going to be your job to document the day accordingly. You don’t have to be going anywhere special though, the family home can be a great setting for any photograph. Documenting the everyday quirks and traits that make your father figure the person you know and love. 

If you’re still stuck for ideas. Just ask your father; it’s his day so what he says, goes...

If you're stuck for a gift idea and he is interested in photography then maybe something from the following would be good - all can be provided with a gift voucher on request.

Get The Whole Family Involved

It wouldn't be Father’s Day without getting the family in on the action. Father’s Day is a great opportunity to let the kids lose and let their Dad feel like a child again. Dressing up gear, musical instruments or even face paint will get the kids excited and make for some very interesting (even if somewhat embarrassing) photos.

Let the family be as natural as possible; these make for the most insightful and memorable shots. If you think you can handle the sneaky shots they’ll take, why not let the kids take photos and see what they get up to?

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If you’re lucky enough to have your grandparents there, show them some love too! Getting a group shot of 3 generations is a lovely sentiment of a family reunion. Determine who has Grandmother’s eyes or Dad’s ears; a photo taken in a single second will invoke conversation and laughter for hours on end. If you’re feeling a little creative, why not dabble in black & white photography and recreate an old fashioned family photo? You’ll be surprised at how mesmerising photographs can be without the colour we usually rely on.

So are you ready to make Father’s Day a day to remember? Relax and just focus on having a great time. If you take any great photos over the weekend, there’s still a short amount of time left to enter my Spring Time Photography Competition! Photography is something anyone of any skill level can take part in, so get out there and start creating some memorable shots!