5 Quick Tips for Getting Real Smiles

5 Quick Tips for Getting Real Smiles
Let’s face it. Real smiles are important for a good portrait. Saying “cheese” usually isn’t enough to help people feel comfortable and really smile in front of the lens. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to have your portrait taken, so starting with these 5 tips, a good photographer can put their clients at ease and start... Read More »

What I Learned Shooting My First Wedding

What I Learned Shooting My First Wedding
This spring I had the opportunity to shoot my first wedding when my cousin got married. I was excited and terrified at the same time as I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into! But, after the wedding was done and I had a chance to reflect on my experience, I decided to develop a Pros & Cons List... Read More »

The Most Important Factor In a Wow Photo

The Most Important Factor In a Wow Photo
Are you pleased with your outdoor photos? Are they looking like the “wow shots” you see hanging in corporate workplaces or in promotional calendars? Part of it has to do with location, of course. But location is only 1 of 3 main factors that make an awesome photo. Or actually, probably less then 1/3…. You see, an... Read More »

How I Edited This Photo

How I Edited This Photo
After writing this post about how I went about shooting the Cathedrals of the Imagination assignment, a Lenspiration Member asked if I could show her how I went about editing it. Showing how I edit a photo after I have edited it is not usually possible. Like, I don’t normally record my screen every time I edit a... Read More »

Playing With A New Perspective

Playing With A New Perspective
The kind of mood you want viewers to feel when they look at your photo begins with how you decide to frame up your shot. There’s a lot of power behind the perspective you decide to shoot from! The other day, as I was thinking about how to best shoot the newly launched Shoot to Serve photo assignment, I thought... Read More »

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