Compilation Post: the guys of family photography

sometimes it seems that the world of family photography is ruled by women — yan photo, tara whitney, zoe berkovic and on and on.

but there are definitely some guys out there representing.

and least they get forgotten in the sea of submissions from women photographers, i have decided to highlight just the guys today.

some super well known names and some submissions i loved.  and by the way, most of these are film.

ryan forbush

ryan forbush

And we love to giveaway things here on Let the Kids and face it.. we love film.

Today’s giveaway is Kirk Mastin’s recently introduced Lightroom Film Emulsion Preset Package.  Basically its a lightroom preset developed by a film shooter to make digital photos look like they were actually shot on film.  And from what Ive heard, its the best and easiest to use preset out there for getting the film look.

from Kirk:

I’m Kirk Mastin, and I’ve been a hybrid shooter — that’s someone who shoots both film and digital images together — for years.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve purchased film presets and been quickly overwhelmed by the seemingly endless options.  Worse, you’ve found it difficult to create a consistent look across images, galleries, and events.

I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to making sure my images look exactly like film, so I bought my own Fuji Frontier film scanner and got to work.

I’ve spent over two years developing Lightroom presets that emulate the look of film.  I’ve kept them to myself, perfecting them (again, a bit of a control freak), but I’ve finally deemed them ready for sharing with others.

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to win this set, just:

1. follow us on fb!

2. follow Mastin Labs on fb!

3. leave a comment here saying you want to win!

And our winner of the film giveaway last week is Summer Lee!

And don’t forget to submit.. we are always on the hunt for amazing family and kid photographers.  Just email me at —  1-2 crazy good images sized at 600 pixels wide!!


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