Family Photography Blog
Welcome to the family photography blog from This is Reportage: Family! This is the area of the site where we'll be bringing you all our latest features; a veritable treasure-trove of documentary family photography goodness! Check back regularly for new features.
A couple of weeks ago we had our Christmas Party in London, UK, and it was such a great night! For reasons known to the entire world, we were unable to do the party in 2020, so it felt amazing to be able to come together again this year. Very sadly, just a few days before the event, the UK covid travel rules changed, meaning lots of our European members were unable to make it over – such a shame! – but those that managed to come along all had a super (and perhaps, quite drunken…!) time 🙂
Honoured to reveal our 2021 Photographer of the Year & Storyteller of the Year: Sabine Doppelhofer! Sabine won a staggering 34 Awards from us in total: 21 Reportage Family Awards and 13 Family Story Awards. This is an absolutely incredible achievement; the likes of which I think we may never see again. Winning a single award from us is incredibly tough; to win so many, so consistently, is quite astonishing.
In the second of our new series here on This is Reportage: Family, ‘This is How’, we’re honoured to have the brilliant Agata Szymanowicz taking us behind the scenes on how she captured this Reportage Family Award of hers.
Agata shares so much in this piece, including the exact settings she used to get this motion blur with sharpness with the panning technique, her life in lockdown, her edit (including the SOOC version), and more…
Excited to announce our judges for Collection Nine! Thanks so much to these five brilliant photographers who will be assessing the thousands of submissions we receive: (Clockwise, from top-left) Nikola Smernic (Croatia), Marge Bradshaw (UK), Ryan Devereux (Ireland), Theo Manusaride (Netherlands), and Kelly Haentjens (Belgium).
There’s just a couple of days left to submit now; the deadline is 23:59 GMT on 23rd November 2021. Members receive 60 individual award entries and 18 story award entries per year, along with many other benefits, all included in your membership fee. Join us to submit.
Ever wondered how certain award-winning images were captured? Well wonder no more! In a new series here on This is Reportage: Family, we’re asking some of our members exactly how they ‘got the shot’: Welcome to ‘This is How’.
It’s an honour to kick off this regular feature with the brilliant Tobias Löhr. Based in Germany, Tobias was in our Top 30 Photographers Worldwide for 2020, as well as 20th in the world over on our sister-site for wedding photography, This is Reportage. Tobias has also appeared on our Podcast. Today, he’s telling us exactly how he captured one of his Reportage Family Awards – a great lesson of observation, patience and more…!