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 […]

Spot Metering

 A while back, we talked about light metering and all of the different ways you can do it – matrix or evaluative metering, centered weighted,  and partial. Then, there’s spot metering. But what the heck does that really mean anyway? Don’t worry! This week, we are going to dive into spot metering and why and […]

15 Overexposed Photographs

 This week was all about breaking some rules! We talked about how overexposing your images can create mood, make your subject softer, and add some drama! From sunsets to the beach to in the clouds, you all looked like such rebels! Here are this week’s rule breaking 15 overexposed photographs! 15 Overexposed Photographs 1. Diana Uyder […]

Breaking the Rules: Overexposure

 The best thing about the rules of photography are that once you’ve learned them, it’s time to start breaking them! One of the rules that can easily be broken, especially during the bright summer months, is overexposure. We talk a lot about exposing a photo correctly and not having blown highlights or clipping your whites. […]