About The Editor

Real Kids Photography

Welcome to Real Kids Photography – a website with simple tips to help parents who own a digital camera get the most out of their cameras.

My name is Betty A. Muscott and I’m the gal behind Real Kids Photography. I’m a digital photography enthusiast and while it’s not how I make my living (although I do pick up a few paying jobs) – I’m the gal in my family that always seems to photograph the special occasions.

A Passion For Photography

Over the years I have spent my free time pursuing my passions: photography, flying, sailing and my family. Each of these passions has changed my life in very positive ways, and a few years back I realized that cameras (and photography) seemed to most parents like magic.

So I decided to share my experiences through my website and my blog, devoting my efforts to educate parents about how to photograph children and their family, how to keep those wonderful photographs safe, how to display them properly and how to use them to create wonderful personalized gifts for family, friends and the home.

And So Real Kids Photography Was Born

Some of you who are advanced digital camera users might find some of what is written on this site a little basic, but it’s the parent who is new to using digital cameras that this site is aimed at. In particular my focus is on photographing children, and recording each family’s history.

This website is meant to be a learning environment where I think out loud about what I know and where I share what I’ve learned by showing our photos and answering questions. Also, the information here is free. We do run limited advertising and affiliate programs to help us cover costs and keep expanding (read more about this on our disclosure page) – however there is no cost to our readers.

Why Real Kids Photography?

Because I have been where you are, confused and seeking good, clear and helpful information about how to photograph my children, grandchildren and family. Our goal is to educate, inform and entertain you with useful articles, tips and stories that will help you become a better photographer, and to use your photographs in ways that will enrich your and your family’s lives.

If you would like more information on Real Kids Photography please get in touch with me through my contact page.

Subscribe to Real Kids Photography

As this is a regularly updated site the best way to use it will be to follow it over time. The best way to do this will be to use one of our Subscription Options.

Also, feel free to connect with me on Twitter and Facebook if you are active on those networks.

Download my Free eBook

Don’t worry – there’s no money involved and nothing to buy … but I do have a small book. I wrote this guide to help even the most nervous parent photographer get started photographing their children and family to create a lasting family history to be enjoyed by all.

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