I’m a self taught photographer that has spent endless hours experimenting with shots and editing. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take amazing pictures. You certainly don’t need the most expensive equipment or technology, however photography editing software is a must if you want to make your photos look more polished. Check back regularly for advice on taking great shots, editing, and for stories of my shoots.
Thank you for being patient with me the last few months. I have not been the most consistant person at posting new tips and ideas for you. I was a bit exhausted from the last trimester of my pregnancy, but now that it’s over I can just be exhausted due to having a 2 year old and a newborn!
Graham joined us a few weeks before his due date on February 21st! I’ll put together a separate post under my new page ‘Mommyhood’ with an explanation of his early arrival, but this post is to show some photos I took this...
Lauren, our sweet 19 month old, wanted to share some news with you all!
Using personal photographs as seasonal decoration is something I love to do. It adds special memories to holidays and gives more meaning to the decor you display throughout the year. I’ll use a couple of these shots to put in a frame or make a collage to help decorate the cabin for many July fourths down the road.
This weekend I dressed my 17 month old in all American gear, handed her a couple flags, and let her run around. Trying to get a baby to stand or sit still, look at the camera, and smile is just about impossible. So plan to take...
Sunday was a cloudy day here in MN, but luckily warm enough to still take photos for and an adorable 6 month old and a beautiful couple planning a summer wedding.
Personally, I think it’s easier to take portraits when there is a bit of an overcast. Bright sunny days lead to squinting and harsh shadows. One way to increase the warmth of images when taken on gloomy days is to make sure your white balance is set to ‘cloudy’. You can also warm up pictures by just barely increasing the yellow when editing them.
Night and low light photography can be tricky, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be amazed how easily stunning shots turn out! Here are some examples of night photography that were taken by the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN. Get out there with your SLR or even your point-and-shoot camera, play around, and get shooting!
Using a tripod or placing your camera on a stable surface is a must for taking pictures in low light (turn off the image stabilizer when using a tripod or surface). The shutter of the camera needs to stay...