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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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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.

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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}”

Shooting In Manual, Tips

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}”

Shooting In Manual, Tips

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?

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Late Fall Inspired Family Session

Meet David, Julie, Piper and Mochi!

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Though I’ve taken a step back from my portrait business, I do enjoy the occasional session for fun and to keep practicing! So, for this chilly impromptu fall session we opted for somewhere local and low-key, a little off the beaten track. Continue reading “Late Fall Inspired Family Session”

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Plan a Successful Mini Session With Your Child

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As a parent, taking one off candid pictures of your children and their milestones is something you definitely don’t want to lose, but learning how to take a series of pictures that flow well together can be even more rewarding and if you’re wanting to go into the portrait business, I believe can help to set you apart as an even greater portrait photographer.

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How to get sharper eyes in your portraits

portraits-how-to-get-sharp-eyes-2Ah, the eyes!  From day one as a mother, I would gaze into my children’s eyes. It became a point of connection. Hard to quite put into words how much you fall in love with the way they light up when they smile, tear up when they’re in pain or trying so hard to be brave, the far away glances as they are deep in thought and of course those long long lashes! (We won’t focus on those angry scowls accompanied with the pursed, pouty lips for this post!) In portrait photography, it is the eyes that draw you in. They can tell a captivating and emotive story.

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Delving into the Macro World

The photos in my Styling Cinnamon & Spice  were created using a combination of my prime lens (Canon 50mm f/1.4) and the addition of A Hoya Close Up Filter, and as promised here is a follow up with the details geared more toward the photographer than the cook :-)  I was so eager to try out the lens & be creative that unfortunately, I did not think to take side by side pictures! So, I have a new subject which hopefully shows some clear differences and maybe you’ll pick up a tip or two! Continue reading “Delving into the Macro World”