Family Photography

Full-frame DSLR and mirrorless compact system cameras offer incredible detail and the scope for posed and stylised shots. But that’s not always practical - nor essential!

Depending on you and your family (or pets), a high-end camera might be what you’re looking for. But it’s worth noting that modern compact cameras have come a long way and now offer incredibly detailed photos at half the cost, half the size and half the weight! You can easily carry your camera in your pocket or bag for those family moments on holiday, at the Grandparent's house or the beach etc.

What our experts recommend...

Sony RX100 VA

Maz from our trade-in team: “I really like the Sony RX100 VA – It’s compact and versatile and I know with my kids, I never get the DSLR out as it’s too much effort (or I am lazy).”

Canon IXUS 285 HS Digital Camera

Steve from our Bristol storeCanon IXUS 285 HS Digital Camera – Black Compact, shoots Full HD and Dynamic NFC for easy sharing of images."

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Online Masterclass | Unique Family Portraits with Lensbaby

Online Masterclass | Unique Family Portraits with Lensbaby

Join pro family photographer and Lensbaby ambassador Gemma for this free online masterclass on capturing unique and creative family portraits. The session will explore how to inject originality into your images, focusing on taking creative, unforced shots that capture the personalities and character of your subject.

How To | Photograph Pets Creatively

How To | Photograph Pets Creatively

Join pro photographer and Sony shooter Tatiana for this free tutorial on her unique style of pet photography. Tatiana is an expert photographer dedicated to building relationships between the viewer and animal. She will open up about her ideation and processes. This tutorial is supported by Sony.

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