Anatomy of a Photoshoot from Concept to Completion.

As we head OUT of the photography busy season and into the new year, it seems like a good time to take stock and re-evaluate, make any necessary changes which, depending on that evaluation, may include raising  prices for the …

H&H Photocover Album Review

Some of you may remember that I did a post a while ago about “Session Albums.”   I have been using Finao Elements self mount albums until now, but all this time I’ve been looking for a flush mount …

Playing with a 14mm

Hello again, sorry for the scarcity of new posts. So much is going on right now that it might actually be impossible to catch up. Big things.. things like we bought a new house!!!!! Well we are under contract anyway, …

Editing ONLY in Lightroom: Before & After with Video

A few weeks ago, I was reading an interesting thread on www.ilovephotography.com where one of the most respected members said that most photographers don’t use Lightroom for more than organization and basic fixes like White balance and exposure. In her …

How to Photograph Families

Last night I did my LAST family photo session of the fall.  Can you hear the sigh of relief?

Families are HARD, but really rewarding if you get it right! I was planning on writing my own post about families, …

How to Swaddle Video

Last week I got an email from a reader asking how I get the newborns I photograph swaddled so nice and tight. I had to laugh a little bit, because in all honesty, I find swaddling rather stressful.  Which is …

My Super Secret Weapon: Simon Says

Every photographer needs tricks up his/her sleeve to get kids of all ages to cooperate for the camera.

If you are a mom trying to photograph your three year old, you may thank your lucky stars that your child has …

Adobe Carousel

How appropriate that the product is called Carousel, because my mind is “spinning” from the events of the last 48 hours. Honestly, I should have titled this post down the rabbit hole because that’s where it feels like I’ve …

Canon Professional Services Qualification Changes!

I have to admit I felt a little bit left out of the party because it used to be that you couldn’t join Canon Professional Services (CPS) unless you had two qualifying camera bodies. But now they changed to a …

Almost Famous

The lovely folks at my “photography home” Clickinmoms interviewed me for their “CM Pro of the month” monthly feature and it was just posted today!

You can check it out here: http://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/?p=4797

Other than for the local paper, I don’t …

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