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!

Did you recently start your photography journey and you’re not sure what to do with your camera? Welcome grasshopper, you’ve come to the right place for photography for beginners! We love your enthusiasm and drive to get better and we’re going to guide you on your journey to growing as a photographer! …

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Are you struggling to get the look you want in your camera when shooting in automatic mode? Leave all the frustration of inconsistent photos behind by working in manual mode! When you shoot in automatic mode, you often get photos that are too dark one minute and too light  the next. This …

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Are you the type of photographer that runs indoors at the first sign of rain, or the type that grabs your camera and jumps in the puddles? If you’re not already the latter you will be dying for precipitation to get rain pictures! We’ve got tips to protect your camera and take …

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What parent can resist the stunning beauty of the images created during a newborn posing photo session? Learn the basics of newborn photography here, because we all know end result is worth the work! Those chubby cheeks, and the pure serenity of a sleeping baby is irresistible. Parents go through this tricky …

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Every photographer’s worst nightmare is to find out someone has stolen your work and called it their own, and worse if they’re making money off of it. So what can you do photography copyright infringement happens to you? You can’t believe your eyes, you see your photo – one you took with …

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Do you fall into the group of people who love Instagram for your photography marketing, or run away and pretend it doesn’t exist? For those that avoid Instagram like the plague, this article is for you because we’ve got some Instagram photography apps that will make Instagram seem a little less daunting. …

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Are you confused about social media photography and how it all works? You’re not alone, this area of business in nuanced and can take a little time to understand it all. Has social media strategies got you banging your head on the table? You’ve come to the right place to get it …

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Are you struggling to get the word out about your photography business? Sometimes the excitement of starting a business doesn’t translate into clients. We’re here to help jump start your photography marketing! Congratulations on taking the big step to start your own business! It takes so much courage to go into business …

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Do you have wedding bells in your future? No, not for yourself but for your very first wedding photography client? Before saying “I do…agree to be your wedding photographer”, send your clients your wedding photography contracts! First off, congratulations!! Taking on a wedding is no small feat! We don’t say this to …

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Have you heard about the romantic notions surrounding film photography and wondered if you should give it a shot? If that isn’t you, then you must be young enough to have never used analog (film) cameras yourself, and are now curious about what film photography actually is. What is film photography? Put …

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Raise your hand if you caught every single episode of America’s Next Top Model. Except, instead of daydreaming of becoming a model, you were itching to be behind the camera at those glamorous fashion photography shoots. Who can blame you? Those fashion photography shoots were clearly no easy feat, but the end …

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Canon fans raise your hands! We found the best Canon camera just for you! Either you’ve heard good things about Canon and you don’t know which camera to get, or you love Canon and want to upgrade your camera to something better (and you also don’t know which camera to get). Either way, …

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Food photography is ubiquitous. Its seen in TV commercials, magazines, blogs, cookbooks, billboards, social media posts and more. When food photography is done right, one photo will convince hundreds or thousands of people to try that food. So how do you get started in food photography, and what do you need to …

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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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