Try using props so your subjects have something to interact with.
Shot with Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di; 1/60th sec.; F/2.8; ISO 1600; 28mm
Keara and Shea
Try fast shutter speeds to freeze action. Use a minimum of 1/500 but sometimes even faster to make sure everything is crisp.
Shot with Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II; 1/1600th sec.; F/2.8; ISO 1600; 38mm
Joe and Rees
Try using a lens with a stabilizer to help you get sharp images in low light without flash.
Shot with Tamron 18-270mm Di-II VC all-in-one zoom with VC on; 1/25th sec.; F/5.0; ISO 6400; 18mm
Try getting close to your subject with a wide angle lens for portraits.
Shot with Tamron 18-200mm Di-II all-in-one zoom; 1/400th sec.; F/8; ISO 400; 18mm
Try using available light to create more dramatic images.
Shot with Tamron 28-300mm Di VC with VC on; 1/13th sec.; F/5.0; ISO 400; 39mm
Try using selective depth of field with wide apertures can help isolate your subject from the background.
Shot with Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di-II; 1/1250th sec.; F/2.8; ISO 200; 28mm
Try using window light to illuminate your subjects.
Shot with Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di-II; 1/60th sec.; F/2.8; 28mm; ISO 1600
Try filling the frame with your subject to create impact.
Shot with Tamron 18-250mm Di-II all-in-one zoom; 1/125th sec.; F/8; ISO 200; 102mm