To Know Me, Come Live With Me – Why Photographing Friends and Family Works Both Ways

By dinahhillsdon

Mather with kids at kitchen

Good lifestyle stock imagery should stir something inside you. It should eliminate the concept of stock and instead remind you of excerpts of your own life. Some of the best stock imagery today is a record of photographer’s own families and life situations, they are powerful because they are authentic moments, and cannot be recreated. Gathering family and friends, or just being part of a group and gaining their trust until your camera becomes a less confrontational extension of you, does take time. But, you have time – it’s your medium.

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