Finding locations for photoshoots is part of the fun, but it can feel overwhelming if you have no idea where to start. Studios can be limiting, expensive, and not always the best option for what you want. Taking photos outdoors may not always be an option due to weather or scheduling, so it may seem […]
50 Location ideas for your photos
The images you see on social media and in coffee table books may seem like images only professionals that are commissioned for high dollar amounts can capture. While traveling on the cheap for photography is a whole other topic, you don’t have to travel far to find great photography locations near you. Work with what […]
Why you should care about composition.
You could have the best light, the best models, and the best location…and all of that would be for naught if you didn’t know how to compose the shot. So, what is composition? Composition is simply, how you choose to capture the scene you are photographing, and in what way. Everything you do when capturing […]
How to find the right photographer
Finding the right photographer may seem like a daunting task. Just typing the words “photographers near me” results in pages and pages of websites. How in the heck are you supposed to find the one that resonates with you? Have no fear! Here are the steps to finding the right photographer for you: Check with […]
Ode to Overcast
Overcast, you are given such a bad rep! Endless people rushing to pick the sunniest day- The brightest day. Little do they know what you can give. Little do they know that you hold the key to beautiful couple photos and beauty magazine level selfies. No squinty eyes, No blown out highlights, just a wonderful, […]
What to do when you don’t have professional photography lights.
If you are just getting into photography or have been around a long time, we all know by now that photography gear isn’t cheap. I remember when I was a freshman in college, my teacher reacted to the groans about how much archival paper would cost and said: “Welcome to the most expensive major on campus!” […]
Smoke Bomb Retrospective: Some Things I learned.
I just finished up the first of my themed sets that included a colored smoke bomb and a bunch of witch themed items, from crystals to cauldrons. It was amazing. I loved seeing the inner spirit of each person I photographed. Everyone used the props differently and it was so much fun to capture what […]
It’s not just the camera, but it certainly helps.
“The best camera is the one you have with you.” -Chase Jarvis The biggest hurdle to creating anything is the fear of failing. Oftentimes, we are so worried about it not being the absolute best but we don’t become our best without practicing. There is no way you are going to be good at photography […]
A Simple Way To Make Your Images Look Better
Look into the light! No, really. While I am not going to recommend you stare at the sun for long time, the simple act of moving your subject’s face towards your light source will bring the light to your or your subject’s face. Your light source can be your fancy photography lights, your desk lamp, […]