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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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Take a perfect picture of your most precious person

All parents love to display pictures of their kids around the house. There are over six pictures of me in my parents' living room alone. Some of these were professionally taken, while others were photos by their own fair hand. Which do you prefer? A professional photo will have all the right lighting, best scenery, and capture your child at their most angelic. But there is something missing. Heart.

A picture taken by a proud parent manages to include all the love and spontaneity of the moment: you have a story attached to it. For example, my mum likes to recall what happened as the photo was being taken - how I refused to blow out my birthday candles, or screamed when my dad swung me round in the air too high.

These pictures are rarely perfect though. They are taken with an amateur camera, and half the time we don't fully understand the settings. This can lead too over/under exposed or blurry images. You might also have trouble getting your kids to stay still or smile for the camera.

But you can get the best of both worlds by taking a workshop with Photography for Parents. Practice, practice, practice. That's their motto. You will learn all about lighting, composition, and how to make the most of your camera.

To take part in a course it is recommended that you have a DSLR camera, but if you do not, then you can borrow one for the duration. A regular five week course costs 149, but if you book before the 30th November, you will make a 30 saving on all 2014 workshops.

21st January
Queens Park, West London The Alice House, 10.30am 12.00pm, (five weeks)

22nd January
East Dulwich, London All Fired Up cafe, 10.30am 12.00pm, (five weeks)

27th January
Chiswick, West London Piccolo Play Centre, 10.30am 12.00pm, (five weeks)

31st January
Croydon, Surrey Beanies Cafe, 12.00pm 2.00pm (three weeks)

3rd February
Nutfield, Surrey Heaven Cafe, 12.30 pm 2.00pm, (five weeks)

4th February
Wimbledon, London St Matthew's Church Hall, 11.45am 1.15pm, (five weeks)

2nd & 16th February
Intensive two-day course, London, 9.30am 1.00pm

15th - 22nd February
Intensive seven-day course, Heaven, Nutfield, 9.30am 1.00pm
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Why? Take beautiful pictures of your kids
When: Until 22th Feb
Phone: 0775 3533 577
Where: Various venues in London
Cost: 149, 119 early bird
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