Which Lens Should I Buy First?

When it comes to building your camera kit there are many options and you may not know where to start.  A good go-to focal length to have in your bag is the 50mm.  It’s a great length that isn’t too wide or tight and is equivalent to how the human eye sees. Depending on your budget Canon has a few different options for you!

The perk of a prime lens (...)

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4 Tips to Capture Emotion in Your Photos

When shooting “normal” people, it can be hard to capture their real emotion.  If they’re not full time models it can be very nerve wrecking!  Here are some tips on how to help your subject feel a little more comfortable in front of the camera!

Tip 1:  Location Location Location!

Choose a location that is a little more secluded with less foot traffic.  This way it will allow your subject (...)

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4 Tips to Taking Better iPhone Photos

Getting a great shot on your iPhone can sometimes be tricky!  When you don’t have the same kind of control as you do on your dSLR you will need to be a little more tech savvy.

Tip 1: Exposure & Focus

When shooting on your iPhone or other smart phone, pay attention to your exposure and where the camera is focusing.  Tap the screen to change where you want the (...)

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3 Tips on How to Use Shadows in Your Photos

A dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

As photographers we're all taught the beauty in a photograph is the lighting. While this is very true don't overlook the beauty of the shadows! Shadows can add excitement, create drama or accentuate details. Here are a few tips to add that extra oompf to your images!

Tip 1: Creates Drama

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Fashion Photography Tips on Lighting

After posting this image on my Instagram yesterday I had so many questions about the lighting so I wanted to share the settings and lighting for the photos.

These photos are from a recent Lookbook shoot I photographed for The Perfext. Most of the day was spent in studio ( I will be sharing those photos and settings soon as well)
As for these photos, we literally stepped outside (...)

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Free Downloadable Photo Tip Guide

I am so happy to see you on the blog today because I have a treat for you! I have created a Free downloadable Photo Tip Guide.
Simply click on this link and give me the email address you want your Photo Guide Delivered to.
When creating these tips I had my sister in mind. Joyce has two beautiful children and she loves to cook and do arts and crafts.

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Photoshop Beauty Actions Available now!

These Jana Williams Beauty Actions are perfect for the photographer that doesn't want to spend time becoming a photoshop expert. These actions will help your workflow be faster and elevate your images. With these Beauty Actions, you can quickly soften skin, brighten areas that are too dark, sharpen specific parts of your image, define and sharpen the entire image, and warm or cool your photograph in a snap! I am (...)

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