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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Difficult Client Situations: 3 Photography Clients to Avoid I will never forget the first time I had to fire a client. It was SO uncomfortable. There were warning signs from the very beginning, but being overly-optimistic and being a people-pleaser, I ignored them. I learned a hard lesson that day: If you …

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How to Use The Radial Filter in Lightroom Today I want to discuss my all-time favorite tool in Lightroom – the radial filter. The radial filter is a tool designed to allow you to make edits to an isolated area of your image. Its functions come in handy particularly when I want to …

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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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Tips to Avoid a Corrupt Memory Card I’m in quite a few Facebook photography groups and it seems every single day someone has a memory card fail. It’s scary when this happens but we all have to deal with at some point. I recently had one fail on me! While there is …

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5 Tips on How to Avoid Photographer Burnout It can happen to all of us. Questioning what we do, whether or not this is the career for us, whether we are good enough, or even if we want to continue pursuing our photography career. It doesn’t help that in photography, the seasons …

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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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3 Surprising Results from Shooting Every Day I used to wait to pick up my camera until I wanted to shoot, or until I had something to shoot, or until I had time. Let’s face it: there are days I just don’t want to pick up my camera. And some days, the …

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How to do a Head Swap in Photoshop I’m mostly a Lightroom girl, but every now and then there are things I need to do that make Photoshop a must-have. One of those things is doing a head swap. Every now and then, I run into a situation where I have an …

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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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Your Blueprint for a Successful Photography Session: Using a Client Questionnaire A client questionnaire is a valuable tool to not only establish a good client relationship, but lead a great photography session. It reminds people you are not just a person with a camera, you are a business, have goals, and care …

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The #1 Key to Ensure You Stand Out in the Photography Business It seems like everyone has a camera these days. And with such a wealth of information on the internet, learning how to use it has never been easier! It’s a double-edged sword, because while we have droves of information and know-how …

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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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Managing Your Photography Workflow: 3 Quick Tips It’s that time of year, photographers: Busy season is upon us. At one time, this season filled me with equal parts excitement and dread. Could I manage it all? What if I dropped the ball? How would I keep everything straight? I have a lot …

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