Category archives: Photography Tips

5 Tips to ROCK Your Senior Session

5 Tips to ROCK Your Senior Session
When it comes to taking senior pictures, it's normal to feel a little awkward. Most of my clients (including me when put in front of the camera) are self conscious of how they will appear because taking pictures solo can feel SO uncomfortable. So, I put together the top five things you need to know in order to nail your senior sesh with grace and confidence. Put these[...]

Best Locations for Your Winter Session

Best Locations for Your Winter Session
We live in N. Florida, and to northerner's, that's tropical weather. To everyone south of I-4, it's cold up here. So, where do you go for your photo session when our beautiful green landscape (we are 2 hours from the nearest (nice) beach, and 4 hours from Disney World, to those of you who don't know) is brown and soggy? Best Locations for Your Winter Photo Session in[...]

Lighting Series: How I did it

So, you look at my images, and wonder, "What is her lighting setup?" Well, in the next Photo Tutorial Series, I will be sharing my lighting set ups with you. Lighting Series: Silver Reflector I am a natural light photographer. This does NOT mean I rely on the sun to light my images. No. I am the Queen of Reflectors (as I dub myself), and I am excited to share some i[...]

Posing Series: Couples Posing

Posing Series: Couples Posing
Now we are moving on from posing 1 person, in the posing portraits post, on to 2 people. Today, you'll learn some basics do's and don'ts for how to get those cutesy images that you see all over pinterest! Are you ready to dive in? Posing Series: Posing Couples 1. Touching. If you are a couple, then you love each other right? Usually! So, make that photo go from good[...]

Posing Series: Portraits

Posing Series: Portraits
In our second installment of our posing 101 series, we are going to touch on portraits. The word portrait is a pretty broad term, and can cover anything from beauty, to fashion, to head shots. So today, let's just go over basics of posing 1 person, and then you can tweak to fit that genre, mkay? How to Pose for Portraits Whether you are taking a head shot for your f[...]

Posing series: Families

Posing series: Families
While I like to keep things simple, when it comes to teaching about photography, sometimes we have to get a little technical. I think that learning basics of posing is incredibly important, and to know the why's is even more important. So, we are going to launch the Posing Series with our first set up: Families How to Pose: Family Edition Before we get into the "tec[...]

How to Start a Photography Business

How to Start a Photography Business
It's the question you've all been wanting an answer for, right? I know that if there were a manual for $500 when I was just starting out, I would have invested in that for sure! Getting a business license, tax ID number, sales tax certificate. What type of business to register as- llc? Sole Propriertor? Do I need to do anything with the city? What about sales tax? Ins[...]

The difference between a crop sensor and a full frame camera (and why it’s important)

The difference between a crop sensor and a full frame camera (and why it's important)
Maybe you've heard talk of it. A crop sensor. A full frame. There are lots of differences, and I wanted to break it down easy for you, so when you go to buy that camera you've been eyeing, you can make the best decision for you. Crop Sensor vs. Full Frame While we can get into the size and multiplier of the frame, I will leave that to the very smart, and tech savvy [...]

5 Easy Tips to Help You Nail Your Focus

5 Easy Tips to Help You Nail Your Focus
Today we talk about some easy tips to nail focus every time. It's not hard, it's not rocket science, but it does take a lot of practice. Even when I thought I was starting to get good, I would still get those blurry images, and wonder, "Why God?! Why????" 5 Easy Tips to Nail That Focus I'll give you 5 things to work on when photographing, and I promise, with practic[...]

3 Easy Steps for Photographing Sparkling Christmas Lights

3 Easy Steps for Photographing Sparkling Christmas Lights
I hit on this last year, but I thought I would bring it up again, because I LOVE twinkling, sparkling, dancing Christmas lights! So, here are the 3 easy steps to getting those lights just right, in camera. 3 Easy Steps to Photographing Sparkling Christmas Lights Step 1: Pull out a tripod, or a flat sturdy surface. You are about to slow your shutter speed WAA[...]
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