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Which Camera Lens Should I Buy?

Which Camera Lens Should I Buy?

Deciding on which camera lens you are going to buy first is a personal preference, but a lot of factors should go into your decision. Depending on what you are shooting will determine which lenses to have in your bag. Are you a nature photographer? Sports photographer? Portrait photographer? Just a Mom photographer (which is awesome!)? First point: there is not a one size fits all lens for anyone. What you shoot the majority of the time will help you pick a…

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Photography Tips: Selective Focus

Photography Tips: Selective Focus

What is Selective Focus (or Forced Perspective) Photography? Selective Focus (or Forced Perspective) photography is a technique that uses optical illusions to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. Making foregrounds and backgrounds drastically out of focus to highlight a sharp subject—or just part of a sharp subject—is a common technique. Depending on the lens of course. These can make for great art pieces. Here are some cool ones I found on the internet to…

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How to BRAND yourself through PHOTOS

How to BRAND yourself through PHOTOS

  How to BRAND yourself through PHOTOS If you are a PA/NY/NJ area blogger, entrepreneur, artist, or professional looking for a set of non-traditional, story-telling, lifestyle headshots and images like these, I’d love to hear from you! I not only capture your essence but also, tell your story visually, creating photos that are authentic, fun, and simply you! We will start off with a phone conversation going over your goals and expectations from the shoot. Then, I will create a…

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7 Tips for Making Family Photos Easy and Fun

7 Tips for Making Family Photos Easy and Fun

Here are 7 Tips for Making Family Photos Easy and Fun! Having great family photos means so much to many families. You will love flipping through the photos years to come and love seeing them framed on your walls. It’s amazing to see how everyone changes over the years. However, taking the photos is another story. It can be stressful and sometimes painful for you (and the photographer). So here are some tips to make the day memorable, not frightening!…

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10 quick tips to help you prepare for your Maternity Shoot

10 quick tips to help you prepare for your Maternity Shoot

Preparing for a maternity photo shoot. Here are 10-quick tips to get you looking “bump-beautiful” for your maternity photo shoot. And it’s super easy! (don’t stress!) Schedule your session when you are around 30-34 weeks pregnant. You will look nice and pregnant, but not completely uncomfortable yet. Make sure if you want to get an appointment with your favorite photographer, book a few months in advance; you don’t want to miss that window of opportunity when you are looking “bump-tastic!”…

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Photography Tutorial: Shooting through the Viewfinder

Photography Tutorial: Shooting through the Viewfinder

  Photography Tutorial: Shooting Through the Viewfinder What exactly did I do to capture that cool, retro look?   TtV!!!!  Shooting Through the Viewfinder (or TtV) is a really rad technique in which a photo is shot with one camera THROUGH the viewfinder of a second camera. It’s like adding a special kind of lens filter.  In my case, I saw some really retro looking images on-line and wanted to know “how’d you do that!?” (and you know me…if it involves a DIY project…I’m in!)…

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Photography Tip of the Day: Aperture/Speed Demo

Photography Tip of the Day: Aperture/Speed Demo

I’m so excited that I will begin teaching classes at the YMCA, and the Forks Community Center in the next few months. My biggest goal will be to teach my students to get out of AUTOMATIC and into MANUAL mode. MANY different factors come into play when you are taking pictures in manual mode, but today we’re going to talk about two of the big dogs of photography 101  (of which is covered in much more detail in one of my classes..in which,…

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Photography Tip of the Day: Which camera should I buy?

Photography Tip of the Day: Which camera should I buy?

WHICH CAMERA SHOULD I BUY? As a professional, full-time photographer I get this questions all the time. “You take great pictures, what kind of camera do you use, and what type of camera can I buy to help me take those photos?” Here’s my two-cents on this: Do you want to shoot like this? (get ready for the good news, and the “not so good” news?   The good news….yes you can!! These were taken with an iPhone!! What’s the…

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Photography Tip of the Day: Rule of Thirds

Photography Tip of the Day: Rule of Thirds

While the subject is usually in the center of the photo, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Being in the area just left or right of the center, for example, will work just fine. This is called the rule of thirds. Imagine breaking up your photo into three equal parts, from left to right. The imaginary lines you make on the left and on the right of the center serve as the areas you could place the subject….

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