Family pictures are not as difficult to take yourself as it might seem. Most digital cameras come with a self-timer feature. A simple tripod or even a chair and a stack of books can prop your camera up to the right height for a family photo.
If you do not feel confident in how to take photos, there are some great websites and books on how to take your own photos. Practice a bit with lighting, centering people and objects, and locations. One thing I often forget to check is what is in the background. I’ve found the best time of day to take pictures is at dusk. Continue reading