Everything You Need To Know for Great First Day of School Photos

Back to School PhotosWith most schools starting back this week, a big priority for lots of parents will be taking some first day of school photographs. Not only are these memories lovely to share in the moment, it’s wonderful to be able to look back at them in years to come. In fact, here are a couple of mine…

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Over the last year I’ve written lots more posts about photographing your children, so I’ve created a summary of everything you need to know when it comes to back to school, or first day of school, photos. Read on to find out more…

There are so many factors that make up a good photograph – not only the photographer’s ability to use their camera but also location, timing, how the subject is feeling and much more. This guide to better back to school photos takes you through five steps to capture the moment perfectly.

Even if you are using your phone you can still take excellent photos. These tips on getting the most from your phone’s camera are sure to help.

Once you’ve taken the photographs, be sure to back them up! My 5 Tips for Organising Your Family’s Digital Photographs will take you through the process step by step

And finally, if you’d like some reassurance that only the people you want to see your photos can see them on social media, check out these tips for sharing your back to school photos safely online from social media expert Isil Simsek.


Over to you

I hope these tutorials help you to capture some lovely memories of your children going back to school this year. What other tips would you add? Let me know in the comments below.

Clare Murthy

Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer covering South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography and offer studio sessions, and lifestyle shoots outdoors and at home. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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