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6 Essential Tips for Golden Hour Photography

Golden Hour Photography You have probably heard the term “the Golden Hour” at least once, but chances are if you're a photographer, you’ve heard it a lot, because many photographers, myself included, are obsessed wit...

Backlit Photography: Illumination from Behind

What is Backlight? In photography terms, backlight is when your subject is illuminated from behind.  This means that you will place the light source behind your subject and in front of you (the photographer). Having ...

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and two of her friends wanted me to do some photos of them.  I was thrilled to do it.  They are 13 and any chance I have to take photos of my daughter, I will jump at!  One friend ca...

Can You Photograph People in the Harsh Midday Sun?

Yes, yes, and yes! While photographing in the middle of the day presents its own set of challenges, it can be done with great results.  Sure, taking pictures when the sun is high will not give you the dreamy colors a...

Lighting On The Go

When I first became interested in experimenting with off-camera flash, I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of information I found online and didn’t even know where to begin! While off-camera flash techniques a...

Maximizing the Light for Indoor Lifestyle Photos

I was not one of those photographers who got a camera as a teen and followed my dreams to art school.  It's actually quite the opposite.  Like many these days, I am a mom who was drawn to photography by documenting t...

In this post, we will look at two different, yet very popular, lighting techniques: high key and low key. High key lighting is just what you would imagine - very bright, even light, whereas low key emphasizes midtone...