Author Archives: Bree Friesen

About Bree Friesen

Natural light photographer, from small town Alberta, Canada....an hour drive from the nearest Starbucks. Chasing nature's beauty and rich sunshine for use in my portraiture. Married, and blessed with two great kids, who will always be my favourite muse. You can see more of Bree’s work on her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Golden hour backlight, my lighting soul mate. It’s warm, rich & soft. Dimensional, glowing… downright dreamy. It can be a tricky technique, and it certainly hasn’t been my favorite. When I first started, the photos came out blurry, hazy, and overexposed. This may be what you are experiencing when you try it too. Hang in …

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Today I’d like to address an ailment called ‘P.K.B’, or Photographer Kid Burnout. If you’ve ever tried to photograph your own kids, you may recognize the symptoms: Pouting. Screaming. Crying. Grumpy faces. Rolling eyes…. and that is just from us parents! The kids are at it too! Running away, hiding under the bed, making ridiculous …

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Photography is art, like any painting or sculpture. Our photography is an expression of who we are. It is an intimate look into our vision & our emotions. With that understanding, it really isn’t any wonder that many of us feel insecure about putting our creations out there for the world to see. It’s a …

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In regards to children’s photography, we are often advised to shoot at eye level. We are warned of all the dangers of shooting from above or below them. More specifically, shooting from above a child can make the subject appear weak, subservient and small. Alternatively, shooting from below can make an image seem angry, intimidating, …

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