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4 Unique Ways To Use Shadow To Photograph Your Kids

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Often times when we think about indoor portrait photography, we think about how to use light. We’re taught to find evenly lit areas and avoid patchy light, which can be unflattering. Like many photographers, I have sought out this soft, even light for the majority of my portrait work, avoiding the harsh and direct light which cause such contrast.

But, what if this ideal light isn’t readily available, especially around the house? Does it mean we call it defeat or wait till the weather cooperates and shoot only outdoors? Continue reading “4 Unique Ways To Use Shadow To Photograph Your Kids”

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How Autofocus Points Can Transform Your Photos

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Here is a fun, creative way to transform your photos and improve your photography skills!

In this article I look at the Autofocus points (AF points) on your camera and how you can change the settings to produce more professional looking photos; sharper images and controlled focal points. Continue reading “How Autofocus Points Can Transform Your Photos”

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Creative Ways To Photograph Kids In The Snow

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Seeing a child’s joy and curiosity over the soft powdery white flakes and the crunch underfoot brings back our own childhood memories of catching snowflakes on the tongue, snowball fights and building snowmen! (Or in my case, it was a beautifully engineered igloo that my dad had us work on together!)

Memphis doesn’t get a lot of snow, however and even when it does snow it’s really more of a dusting! So you can imagine that even the mention of snow gets children buzzing! Snow day! Continue reading “Creative Ways To Photograph Kids In The Snow”

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Pullbacks For Indoor Photography

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There are a couple of key things that I wish I had found out earlier in my photography journey (or even as a new mum with a dslr!) Today, I share one of them, whether you have a point and shoot or a dslr, it will change the way you photograph, forever! What is it, you ask? Continue reading “Pullbacks For Indoor Photography”

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Five Indoor Light Photography Ideas To Try This Christmas

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Trimming the tree and decking the halls, gathering around the fireplace and cookies by candlelight. It’s a magical time. If capturing this festive season is as important to you as it is to me, you may have been left somewhat disappointed over the years by the lack of magical glow from your dslr only to be replaced by a glaring frosty flash! Fear not, I’ve put together five creative ideas just in time for the holidays to put the magic into your photos sans flash! Continue reading “Five Indoor Light Photography Ideas To Try This Christmas”

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Shooting In Manual {Baby’s Playtime}

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Did you invest in a high end camera only to find that you’re stuck on automode; confused by the harsh flash light that pops up, yellow or green tinted images or blurry movement?

This post has been put together with the parent in mind, looking to take better pictures of their baby. With a focus on photographing your baby during their playtime, I’ll guide you through some tips on how to use your dslr and the standard kit lens (I promise my beloved prime lens will stay in the bag!)  Continue reading “Shooting In Manual {Baby’s Playtime}”

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Introducing Backlight Into Your Everyday Photography

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Story telling through photography is such an effective approach to documenting your life and as you begin to explore different photography techniques you will find you can enhance your stories and piece together all the details in a truly captivating way. In this post, we take a look at some ways you can easily find and incorporate backlight closer to home to add an extra dimension to your images.

Continue reading “Introducing Backlight Into Your Everyday Photography”

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Shooting In Manual {Low Light}

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Shooting in low light is indeed a challenge, but it doesn’t mean you should avoid it completely! In fact, you can create some absolutely stunning images with a little bit of control over your settings. Continue reading “Shooting In Manual {Low Light}”

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Shooting In Manual {Light, Bright & Airy}

 

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Finally, you got your hands on that dslr after dreaming of being able to take professional looking photos of your own kids…and fast forward a couple of months, a year even, it is still set to auto-mode, packed away safely on a top shelf away from little one’s reach! Am I right?!

It turns out that anything than sticking to your dslr’s auto-mode is a little trickier to navigate than first thought and the pictures that were supposed to have that professional artsy flair are, well, a little blah! And let’s face it, the built-in flash seems to have a mind of it’s own :-)

Willing to give it another chance?  Continue reading “Shooting In Manual {Light, Bright & Airy}”

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An Introduction To Shooting In Manual Mode

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‘I took the plunge and bought a decent camera to take pictures of my family but my pictures never turn out the way I want.’

Sound familiar?  This is overwhelmingly the most common statement I have heard from clients, parents and friends all hoping for the same thing from a decent camera. More professional looking pictures. Shooting in auto mode seems safe, but this won’t consistently help you produce beautiful photos with an artistic flare, nor will you become a better photographer. But how do you transition to shooting in manual mode?

Continue reading “An Introduction To Shooting In Manual Mode”