How to Shoot Your Kids! + a Giveaway

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Take BETTER photos.

One of my personal goals is to take better photos — it’s been a goal of mine from the first time I picked up a camera as a little girl, and I’m pretty sure it’ll be a goal that sticks with me through the rest of my life.

You can always improve your photography, and the best way to do that is to get out there and do it. In the updated version of “How to Shoot Your Kids”, Maggie of Just Maggie photography starts out by saying that technique is the most important part of taking better pictures. The technical stuff is important, but by improving your technique — the technical stuff will start to come naturally.

This ebook is a great refresher on all the technical aspects of your camera, with photos depicting how the different settings will affect the outcome.

But this book really shines in the second half, where Maggie gets into improving your technique.

With the *most adorable* photos, Maggie breaks down complicated variables like lighting, composition, and location. Throughout the book, she ties everything together with the notion that by taking better photos, you’ll be able to better tell your story. That really resonated with me — because I’m all about finding better ways to tell your story.

The one thing I was most excited about trying out were the tips about portrait shots and how to get people to interact with you naturally. I’m super excited to get out there and craft a fun photo shoot with the new ideas I picked up.

Pick up your copy today and start taking BETTER photos.

Maggie has generously offered rukristin readers $5 off  (full price $14).

use discount code: PAPERCRAFTS

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of this ebook, please leave a comment below with one thing you’d like to learn about taking better pictures.
disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of this review.
  • Wendy

    This sounds like a fun book! I’d like to learn how to capture all of her motion clearly. Still shots on a sunny day seem like a no brainer, but when we’re inside and I’m trying to capture her gymnastics or taekwondo events, it’s pure madness. Thanks for the chance!

  • Jennifer M

    I’d love to win a copy!! I wish I could master taking those natural photos that don’t look so much like I’m behind the camera saying just one more, smile please, look at the camera!!
    Jen M

  • Sandra K

    Oh my, I’d love to win a copy!!! What I need to improve is taking sharp and crisp pictures indoors in natural light!! They always turn out not as crisp as I would like them to… :(

  • Ellie A

    Well with my little tribe ha any tips are awesome to get pics of my kids faster would be great. Especially with the upcoming holidays any tips not to drive the kids & me crazy while I chase them with the camera would ROCK!

  • Valerie Ronin

    I would love to learn how to improve my composition! And also how to stop my oldest daughter from groaning whenever she sees me pull out my camera!

  • Jenny

    I would love to be able to take brilliant photos of my future baby!

  • Rebecca Haskett Narinesingh

    I would love to learn how to make them look just natural and not forced. Thanks for the chance!

    • Congrats Rebecca! You’re the winner of the ebook giveaway! If you could send me an email to rukristinpapercrafts@gmail.com; I’ll set you up right away!

      • Rebecca Haskett Narinesingh

        Thank you so much Kristin! Email sent :)

  • Cerise Wade

    I really need to figure out tips on lighting and convincing my youngest that I have not taken enough photos when I haven’t even taken one.