Many outdoor photographers are parents as well and one subject that they should be shooting is their children in the outdoors.
Not so much the ‘happy snaps’ but images of the kids active in a variety of outdoor activities from hiking and backpacking, to fishing, canoeing, biking, and other outdoor adventure activities.
The markets are there despite the downturn in the stock photo economy. Many major magazines have published family outdoor issues form Outside Magazines Guide to Family Vacations and Backpacker Magazines Guide to Family Camping.
And that is only two. There are many camping magazines along with other publications that cater to ‘anything’ family and who often publish images of family and/or children participating in outdoor activities.
If you are traveling to great locations and only shooting nature you might want to consider children enjoying the same outdoors you do like some of these shots.