Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Making the Best of What You Have – One Window 10 Ways!!! Look at those windows right!? I know, I’m not going to lie – this is what sold us on this house last year. These are gorgeous windows and provide wonderful light! However, I quickly noticed after we moved and settled …

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How to Photograph Your Own Kids: Preventing Photographer Kid Burnout 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 …

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14 Must Take Wedding Ceremony Photos! One of the major benefits of your job as a wedding photographer is you have the opportunity to observe beautiful and special moments between loved one. The wedding ceremony, in particular, is full of emotion, excitement, and joy, but can also happen so quickly you may …

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Low-Light Weddings: How to Shoot in a Dark Church One of the common questions I hear floating around is how to take good photos in a dark church. As photographers, we frequently have a lot of creative freedom with where we photograph our subjects, but weddings are the exception. When you are …

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Braving the Backlight: How to Take Amazing Photos with Backlighting 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 always been my favorite. When I first started, the photos came out blurry, hazy, and overexposed. …

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9 Wedding Photography Posing Tips from Roberto Valenzuela A wedding day is full of so many challenges, many of which are completely outside of your control. Posing is not one of those. With training and practice, you can master the techniques of posing. Today, we’ve invited ShootDotEdit to help you advance your posing …

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How to Prepare for a Photo Session in 4 Simple Steps I don’t know about you, but I still get butterflies before my photo sessions. Thankfully, the butterflies have become more from excitement than from nerves as they used to be, but they can still throw me “off” if I’m not careful. …

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How to Take Photos with Overcast Skies I’ll be honest, I love to take photos with that soft, golden light that is only found early in the morning or just before sunset. The golden hour has such a magical quality to it that if I’m not careful, I could find myself stuck …

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How to Use Leading Lines for Better Photos One of my favorite ways to utilize composition to make a big impact in my photos is through the use of leading lines. Leading lines are any kind of lines that are present in your photo that draw your viewer’s eyes to a specific …

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Capturing Everyday Life: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful Many photographers that I know, myself included, got started with photography so that they could take pictures capturing everyday life.  Not wanting to miss a moment or milestone.  Sound familiar? If so, you probably started by aimlessly clicking the camera at your baby, your …

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Choosing a Photo Session Location: 3 Things to Look For When I first began taking clients, the only thing I thought about when picking out the location with my clients for their session was how the location looked. Was it eye catching? Was it pretty? And it makes sense, right? Who doesn’t …

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5 Sunny Day Photography Tips for the Beach or Lake Everyone loves to head to the beach on vacation or summer break, but it’s often thought of as a difficult event to photograph. It doesn’t have to be. With these photography tips for the beach and lake, you can feel comfortable and …

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Above & Below: Shooting from Different Angles for Better Photos 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 …

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Getting in the Frame: How to Take a Self Portrait As the one behind the camera, chances are, you aren’t in photos very often. But it can be so rewarding to actually be in the frame… to not just capture the memories, but to be in them, too. That is precisely why …

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4 Tricks on How to Get Catchlights with Natural Light The next time you look at a portrait, take notice of the subject’s eyes. If the photographer has done a good job of lighting the subject, you will notice that the eyes are illuminated and have life in them. See those bright …

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7 Tips for Elevating Your Everyday Images I really used to struggle when it came to taking pictures of my kiddos in their everyday environments when they were just playing or just hanging out being themselves. I had spent so much time learning, honing my craft, to take these perfect, clean, dreamy …

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