Tips for Taking Better Pictures Indoors

With the cooler weather approaching, it means we are going to be spending more time indoors. When I was first starting out with photography, I used to dread shooting indoors. I hated using my pop-up flash, didn’t quite know how to use my external flash yet, and wasn’t shooting in full manual mode. Basically, I […]

Fall Photography Ideas

This week is the official start of fall! Fall is one of my favorites times of year to photograph. The changing leaves provide a beautiful backdrop and the cooler weather allows us to stay out longer without sweating! And the lighting? It’s when the Golden Hours are at their best. The light is warm and adds great […]

Categorize, Protect, and Delete: This Week’s Photo Organizing Tips

We are continuing our series of tips on how to organize your backlog of printed and digital photos, media, and memorabilia. Check out last week’s entry here: Tip #3 Don’t Forget Your ABC’S Now that you have culled and sorted your photos into piles, the fun part begins. Next you’re going to looking at each photo […]

Telling a Story with 5 Photos

As a photographer, I use my photographs to tell a story. Even when I am photographing families, I try to have the photos reflect their family story. I do this by capturing their personalities, use poses to convey a feeling, and definitely use my setting to enhance. There are times when the story is easy […]

Photos Tell Your Story: Organize them Appropriately

Did you know that we take more photos in 2 minutes today, than all of humanity took in the 1800’s? Photos are the memory keepers of our personal story. They are reminders of love, laughter, good times, vacations, family, friends and traditions.  They help us reflect and remember a life well lived. Yet today we […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography

I first picked up my big girl dSLR camera four years ago. I knew nothing about a dSLR when I purchased it but I knew it could do amazing things. My husband made me promise him that I would learn how to use and not just let it be an expensive point and shoot camera. And I did. I […]

Creative Photography: A to Z Photography Project

When I am not photographing adorable children and smiling families, I have a little project on the side. I am currently working on an A to Z photography project. It is a great way to for me to exercise my creativity and photograph something other than people. It’s a great photography rut buster and can help expand […]

Finding the Light to Enhance Your Photography

Being a natural light photographer, I am always on the hunt for the perfect lighting. When you are working with a natural light source, you have to train your eyes to find the light, to see how it will affect your photo. Over the years, I have learned some tips and tricks that would help […]

Portrait Posing Tips

Most days, my subjects tend to be people. From clients to my own children, I have people and posing on the brain. I used to get stuck when it came to posing but then I fell into a groove. I learned a few “rules” and once I started implementing those rules, things started to flow. […]

Back to Basics: ISO

For the past few weeks, we have been honing our technical photography skills. This week, we are going to go back to one of the basics in photography, ISO. ISO goes back to film days and film speed. You would need different speeds of film depending on your lighting situations. ISO on your digital camera […]