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!

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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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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