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 […]

15 Letter Photographs

 I knew you guys would love this challenge! It’s a favorite of mine and really helps you stretch your creativity. You opened your eyes and looked around you to find the letters that are hidden in every day objects. Here are this week’s 15 letter photographs! 1. Carmen Carde – I love this take on the letter […]

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 […]

5 Creative Photography Tips

 With the aid of Photoshop and other photo editing programs, you can get really creative with your images. You know how I think by now, why not accomplish this with your camera and save yourself the trouble of editing! Here are some great ways to get in-camera creative! Creative Photography Tips Week 34: August 17-23 […]

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. […]

15 Window Lighting Photographs

 This week was all about putting away the flash. Windows are a great light source when shooting indoors. The best part? We all have one somewhere in our home that will give us great light. Whether you were capturing your loved ones or playing with light and inanimate objects, you really found the light this […]

Tips for Using Window Light

 We have been on this photography journey together long enough for you to know how much I love natural light. I cringe when I have to break out my external flash, not because I don’t know how to use it, but because I prefer the look of natural light. There are times when I am […]

15 ISO Photographs

 This week, we went back to the basics and discussed ISO: what it is, how to change it, and why we should use. You experimented with different ISO settings to see how it would effect the overall lighting in your images.  Here are this week’s 15 ISO photographs. 15 ISO Photographs 1. Marsha Mood – I […]

15 Spot Metered Photographs

 This week, we took a deeper look at metering, spot metering to be exact. From silhouettes to getting the proper exposure for your subject, you used spot metering in many ways this week! Here are this week’s 15 spot metered photographs. 15 Spot Metered Photographs 1. Linda Pierce – What an awesome sunset! The colors in […]