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 […]

Reflecting on Our Photography Journey

 This week, we took a break from techniques and lessons and looked back on the things that we have learned on this photography journey. I have been wanting to write that post for a while now and it seemed like the right time. In turn, I loved looking through the Facebook pictures and seeing what you […]

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 […]

15 Light Filled Photographs

 This week, your challenge was to find the light to enhance your photographs. From the golden hours to after dark, you were definitely on a mission to find the best lighting for your subjects. Here are this week’s 15 light filled photographs.   1. Vivian Clibon – I love the golden hours, especially at the beach! 2. Becky […]

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 […]

15 Creative Photographs

 This week, I challenged you to get creative! From changing your angles to look at your subject in a new way to playing around with your focal points, it looked like you had a lot of fun finding ways to get creative with your camera. It was really hard to pick only 15 photos this […]

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 […]

15 Posed Photographs

 This week was all about taking charge with your subject and helping them pose. From shooting above to giving them something to do with their hands, you took my posing tips to help enhance your photographs. By giving your subject a little direction with how they appear, you take your snapshots to portraits. Here are […]