#41. Kay Keeshan Kay, I feel like I’m being manipulated by you. I’m thinking that you’re thinking that if you post your photographs in black-and-white they will become the Fan Photo of the Day. Well, it worked. : )   “I’m just recovering from keeping an 18 month...

#42. Jenn Rose Very simple lesson here; You don’t always have to show faces around the Christmas tree. There’s plenty of time for that later. You can always get him to hold up his new fancy piece of electronics (a PS4) and look in the camera. But for now, no face says...

#43. Suzanne Bowker I know, I’m a little late on this one, but the boys wanted to sleep at grandpa and grandma’s house on Christmas Eve. Yes, it’s true that the grandparents are not IN the picture, but that’s a different photograph. This...

#44. Margaret Davaz I so appreciated Margaret’s subject matter here.   Sparrows strike me as greatly under appreciated. (Also there are so many different kinds of sparrows. All I know about them is that the white throated sparrow says Old Tom Peabody, Peabody,...

#45. Ciel Evans There’s something to be said for going out in the woods on a sunny day with your camera and the girls and just playing. These girls don’t even appear to be in the woods, I’m thinking it’s more like Carnegie Hall. Splotchy light...

#46. Cori Carter Cori said this is her “crew of little people”.   I have to give it to them, they are cooperative photo subjects. You can’t say that about every group of seven young people.   What I like about this is the way the girl at the bottom anchors the entire...

#47. Anne Korte Gareau Anne said her daughter is graceful and she wanted to capture that grace in her senior portrait. I totally got that even before I read her caption. They may be under a rough and tumble overpass, but it’s swirling choreographed graffiti on the...

#48. Dawn Lyons We’ve seen almost countless photographs of autumn leaves on this site over the years and it’s always inspiring when someone shows up with the same old subject matter and does something we’ve never seen. This is really cool. There it was, waiting to be...

#49. Linda Smith‎ It’s our second shaving photograph of the week. It’s Linda’s son showing his curious son how to shave.   Someplace in the inner sanctum of the pyramids there must be some kind of hieroglyphic of this same situation…people have been recognizing this...

#50. Nicki Heiser Schmidt We’ve never lost a photo subject here at HYPYL (that I know of) and I have to believe there’s a happy ending here someplace with this one.   However they did this, it’s quite convincing. I think there are only two options: they faked it or...

Honorable Mention / Alexander Kelsh  As our car was being destroyed by fire Alexander came to me with this photo.   “Isn’t this beautiful?!” he said. Well, yes and no. Regardless, this is quite a memory.    Nice work, my Boy Scout son. You were calm and comforting in...

Honorable Mention / Teddy Kelsh Teddy’s was in bed with yet another bang on the head concussion when I found this photo he took on my phone. Maybe getting FPOTD will relieve the pressure. These are two of his best friends in the whole world.   Leave a comment below to...
Top 50 Fan Photos of 2020

Top 50 Fan Photos of 2020

Click to view photos As always, it was a pleasure to compile the best photographs of the year from the thousands of pictures you folks have submitted to my Fan Photo of the Day on our How to Photograph Your Life Facebook page. Finding the top 50 photographs and then...

Let’s grow together in 2021

Yesterday I posted 2020’s last FAN PHOTO of the DAY on our Facebook page—a lovely capture of a lovely end of year tradition. Every year Grandpa Tracy measures all of the grandkids to see how much they’ve grown. It’s all recorded there on the wall of his barn....
Thoughts from our family to yours (during Coronavirus)

Thoughts from our family to yours (during Coronavirus)

(If you’ve landed here from my email, you can skip ahead to where that message left off.) I wish I were the person who could come up with the words that would make everything better for all of us. Sadly, getting from here to better is going to be a long haul,...
Me and My Camera: A Love Story

Me and My Camera: A Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day! I was thinking about what to write today, other than “I love you for being part of our wonderful How To Photograph Your Life community!” and “Be Mine Forever! ; ) (Of course I do love you for being part of our...
2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

1. Share your photographs more creatively. That is, share with people that you would never have shared with in 2019 or before. You are surrounded by them by the way. The man who is painting your kitchen, the folks at the flower shop, the doctor who did your knee...

#1. Kim MacDonald Cameron Manning the pipes? Is that Canadian for playing goal? It doesn’t make any difference. There’s so much heart in this photograph—on both sides of the camera. This is a glorious image. Here are Kim’s words: “While visiting the beautiful Lake...

2. Anna Shockley Many of you will be traveling today or tomorrow. The Thanksgiving journey is often as much a tradition as the meal. I realize that this little girl is probably not walking to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, but Anna and her daughter are both...

3. Kimberly Rickard Black First of all, you have to give it to the fun loving uncle, that’s one serious vertical leap. Very Impressive. But I think most of the story telling credit goes to our photographer, Kimberly. Her timing and composition are exquisite. That...

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