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Behind the Scenes – Child Portrait Photography

What It’s like to shoot a Child’s Portrait When shooting a toddler, it’s never a walk in the park. You always have to have your camera ready! Come up with games to play with them to get them to stay where you want them to be! This is a little video I...

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A Portrait Photographer’s Survival Guide

A Portrait Photographer’s Survival Guide Tips and tricks for Portrait Photographers Whether you’re a professional photographer or just a beginner, taking a person’s portrait always has its “ups and downs”. A good photographer will be prepared for any situation....

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Beautiful Fashion Studio Lighting Headshots

Beautiful Fashion Studio Lighting Headshots Every artist gets this funk; where you just start hating everything you create. You only see everyone’s strengths and all your weaknesses. I’ve been in that funk for a little bit but after this shoot feel that I️ have my...

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Not just a Wedding Photographer

Not Just A Wedding Typical Photographer When you’re a wedding photographer, you’re not just a wedding photographer. You have a long list of other jobs you have to be ready to take on at any moment.  I’ve been a janitor, hair stylist, make up artist,...

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Tips – Posing Guys for Portraits or Fashion

Male Poses I get asked a lot on tips for posing guys. Not gonna lie, it can be really difficult, especially if they don’t want to be there but their wife or mother is making them be in the photos. On rare occasions you can get the kind of clients that are...

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Epic Portrait Lighting

Balance Outdoor Lighting Taking pictures during mid day can be hard to do. You definitely need at least a reflector to get those harsh shadows under control. Well how about we take it a step further and add a speed light? As you can see in this first image, this is...

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Creative Portrait – Smoke Bombs II

We had so much fun shooting with colored smoke bombs! They add a whole new element and mystery to a portrait. I had a previous post of a photoshoot with Elphaba from Wicked. Then another shoot with the beautiful Macy Smith as Little Red Riding Hood. Here are some...

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Creative Portrait – Smoke Bombs

Little Red Riding Hood – Smoke Bombs Smoke bombs portraits have started making it’s way into portraits. They are expensive and hard to find. I highly recommend researching about them before lighting them. We had a lot of trial and error with over $100...

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Activities to do at Teton National Park

Teton National Park Activities Being so close to the Tetons is really fun! We set up a photoshoot of some portraits to take while we were visiting the National Park. Depending on the time of year there are all different types of activities you can do. Some of the most...

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Let’s Get Wicked

Let’s Get Wicked I’m not of a broadway person. I’ve never even seen a live musical, but even I, a west coast sporty girl has heard of the musical Wicked. I remember when it got huge and people would sing it all the time at school, for talent shows,...

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Double Exposure

Double Exposures Double exposures started way back with film cameras. A photographer would underexpose their image. Take a shot, and then not advance their film and take another shot. This nifty little trick would ghost two images together in one negative! What goes...

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Split Toning

Split Toning Split toning can be a very fun way to add some interest to your photo. A lot of sunset pictures where you get those insane colors have some split toning done in them. I’ve done it in the darkroom when developing film, so I decided I wanted to try my...

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Male Poses

Male Posing Blaine I had a chance to shoot with this amazing male model! Blaine was so fluid and went from one pose to the next! I swear he went on for a good twenty minuets before he looked and me and said, ” Sorry I can’t think another pose.” If...

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Tomb Raider 2018 – Movie Poster

Tomb Raider 2018 – Movie Poster Based off of Lara Croft in the 2013 Tomb Raider relaunch series Back in 2013, IGN released the start of their new series of Tomb Raider games. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve always been a fan of Lara Croft, and this...

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Basic Photography Lighting Patterns

Basic Photography Lighting Patterns Something you may have not noticed, but different lighting can give a head shot a different style and mood to an image. Some may be more flattering on others as well. It’s good for a photographer to not only identify the...

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