Folks, we have officially entered the holiday season! Not more than a month ago it felt like we still had ages to those book plane tickets, plan our holiday meals, and buy the perfect gifts for our loved ones. While you’re brain is working out the logistics of everything else you still want to send out your annual holiday card to your friends and family but haven’t had the time (...)
It was a summer day in Hayden, Alabama the year was 1992. I stepped off the school bus to see my childhood home up in flames. The entire neighborhood gathered around to comfort us as we watched our home burn to the ground. I had no idea at the time that the most valuable things we lost that day would be our photos. I wish I had photos like this (...)
You’ve booked your trip to a far off land and the planning has begun! As fellow photographers you may be like me and your creative juices start churning at the endless possibilities this trip has to offer! While you’re trying to pack your entire closet into your suitcase, in the back of your mind the contents of your camera bag are just as important. When traveling for fun I sometimes (...)
Hey ya’ll, welcome back to the blog! A few weeks Profoto gave me along with 100 other photographers this great opportunity to travel to Stockholm, Sweden and be a part of a light-shaping quest! Little did we know we were here to test out the new Profoto A1, the smallest studio light! I think this compact light is going to change the lives of portrait and wedding photographers everywhere! The (...)
Scrolling around on Instagram you’ve seen beautifully curated images featuring a Sunday brunch or someone’s inspiring workspace. Have you found yourself wondering how can you make your product photos have that same personal yet graphic touch? I have a few insider tips and tricks to share with you on how to create your perfect flay lay!
First things first; you’ll want to pick out your background! This is (...)
Whether you’re a natural light or strobe shooter, knowing how to use bounce boards can play a key role in your lighting set up. Bounce boards are there to help add a little kick of light and to help fill the shadows! If you’re a natural light photographer, you know that sometimes if you turn your subject toward the light too much it can wash out any dimension. That can (...)
Hey ya’ll, welcome back to the blog! When I first started taking iPhone photos, I’ll admit, it was a little tricky. I never felt like I could expose properly or get the camera to focus where I wanted intended focus to fall! All it took was some trial and error, now I want to share a few tips and tricks I picked up a long the way!
Key to taking (...)
As a photographer have you been asked what is the best time to shoot outdoors. I know that is one question I have been asked on multiple occasions! Many times you will be told “magic hour” is the best time to shoot outside. Magic hour is one of my favorite times to shoot but who am I to tell you it’s the “best?!” Honestly, the only right answer will depend (...)
Hey ya’ll, welcome back to JWPB! Chances are you probably are an Instagram user like millions of others. You may be using the platform to grow your photography business, an account for you adorable puppy or simply growing the presence of your personal account. Did you know one of the easiest ways to increase interaction is to use hashtags?! I’m here today to give you a few tips how to (...)
Hey ya’ll, thanks for stopping by the blog today! Are you currently in a creative slump because life has gotten in the way and schedules aren’t working out? I feel you, it happens from time to time! You will always here me preaching, “shoot everyday!” In order to shoot everyday you don’t need to rely on having a model or a makeup team. There are simple ways for you to (...)