Author Archives: Samantha Knoop

About Samantha Knoop

Samantha is a family and engagement photographer in Alberta, Canada. Her ultimate goal is to capture the authentic moments and beautiful connection between people. Her favourite childhood memories include bounding through sprinklers, being chased by the garden hose, and exploring the shallow waterways in her hometown park with her siblings; memories she hopes to capture for others one day. She can usually be found with a sugary snack in one hand, a glass of milk in the other, and lounging in comfy sweats on her downtime − or else traversing the Kananaskis & Banff mountains with her camera!

Does nature photography seem like an elusive hobby made only for the outdoor experts? Your perception couldn’t be further from the truth! The beautiful thing about nature photography is that anyone can try it! Just like nature is full of living things of all shapes and sizes, nature photography is for photographers …

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One of the biggest milestones in a parent’s life is the day their little baby first enters this world. The best way to preserve those memories are though birth photography. Between the anxiety of baby finally coming and hoping the birthing process goes smoothly, parents can quickly forget some of the incredible …

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Have you ever wondered how on earth solar eclipse photography is possible when you aren’t supposed to look directly at the sun? After all, you’re going to need to make sure your camera is pointed at the sun and that the sun is in focus before you take a photo. And what …

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Have you ever struggled with bad lighting, leading to dark and grainy photos? You’re not the first person to grapple with this and you won’t be the last. Luckily there are a few ways you can improve your photography lighting. Which type of light is used in photography? There are two main …

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Have you ever had a photo ruined because your cell phone or camera couldn’t capture it right? Anyone can take a cell phone photo, but only the best cell phone photos incorporate photography techniques. Replace your cell phone with a proper camera and those same techniques will bring your photos to the …

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Boudoir photography has a bit of an unfair reputation. Either it’s looked down upon as being improper or it’s put on a pedestal because it’s perceived as only for women with the “right” body shape. I can think of a dozen reasons why others think boudoir photography is wrong. So why does …

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What is the best camera for photography? You would be surprised how often we’re asked that question. The answer you don’t want is: the best camera for photography is one that won’t put you into debt buying it. Luckily we know what you do want to hear, so we’ve compiled a list …

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How do professional photographers keep everything organized? Between the appointments, advertising, social media sharing, and accounting there is so much to keep track of. Luckily we’ve compiled a list of the best photography apps out there to keep you organized AND provide you with helpful information when planning your shoots. What apps …

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How do you create landscape photos others can’t stop staring at? We’ve all seen those stunning landscape photography images on Instagram, in magazines, travel blogs and tv commercials. Read on for more tips to get print worthy landscape photos. What is the best landscape photography camera? There are tons of great cameras out …

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Have you ever gazed longingly at the multitude of beautiful smoke bomb photography photos online and wished you could shoot something like that? Stop wishing and get creating! Read on for need to know tips for making the most out of the smoke bomb experience. Where do you buy colored smoke bombs …

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Do you have some free time away from home and wish you could edit some photos on your computer? We’ve got great news! There are a plethora of mobile apps available to edit on the go. We’ve compiled a list of the best photo apps available to photographers on Android and iPhone. …

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Amazon photography should be a thing right? After all, they sell just about anything else you could think of. You’ve taken so many gorgeous photos and now you want to try to make some money from them. So how do you go about selling your photos on Amazon? The short of it …

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Aspiring wedding photographers alert! Dreaming of all the stunning weddings, you’ll shoot when your photography business is thriving? Turn that dream into reality by preparing for any potential wedding photography cost. Start charging what you’re worth to prospective clients while covering all your expenses! So you want to start a wedding photography …

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Are you in the market for a new computer monitor? Whether your current monitor broke, or you’re looking for to upgrade, these are the features you should be looking for when preparing to buy the best monitor for photo editing. Finding the best monitor can cause some serious anxiety, especially when it …

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Have you ever wondered why wedding photography costs so much? You’re not alone. Read on for an explanation of the amount of work a photographer has to do for a wedding. Spoiler alert: The wedding day isn’t even half of it. Weddings can be so expensive, with the venue, the food, the …

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Wondering how your favourite landscape photographer gets such stunning Instagram worthy fall pictures? Read on for 9 pointers to enhance your autumn photos. Autumn is probably the most eye catching time of the year for photography. The bright colored leaves are irresistible and the weather is usually in your favor so you’re …

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