Finding Inspiration and Staying Motivated

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My First Photo Shoot

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Siblings Max and RachelFor a few weeks now I’ve been trying to con someone, anyone, into doing a photo shoot with me. I only had one bite. A co-worker who wanted to get some pictures of her kids. It took a few weeks to line up schedules, but we finally worked it out and were able to get some pictures taken last night around sunset. I was actually pretty worried about a handful of things. Would I be able to get decent pictures? Would I be able to get them to respond favorably, what about poses that actually worked? See all the images and a few before and after images after the break. (more…)

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Great Beginner Lighting in 5 Minutes

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Long Exposure Bedroom Photos

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Photo Editing for Creamy Skin Tones

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Saturday Night Photo Editing Shenanigans

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Photography Communities: Getting Involved is a Must

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Exposure and Histograms

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Understanding Camera Settings: Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Exposure

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Photography Gear: The Bare Necessities

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Little GirlSo you want nice pictures. I don’t have incredible pictures yet, but I’m getting closer to taking pictures that I like. Here’s one I took last week, just trying out some of my new toys. I snagged my daughter and was able to get her to hold still for about 2 minutes.

It’s not exceptional, but it’s not half bad either. I’m going to tell you the gear I used for this. We’ll talk about settings and other details of setup later, but trust me, it’s not all that challenging, and that’s what makes photography exciting. (more…)

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