Posts in Lesson
lesson: self portraits - made simple | with kristen ryan

Self portraiture has been a personal project I started for myself two years ago. As my project developed, it slowly started to change its meaning. While it was still motivation to get in the frame with my children or alone, it started to have a deeper affect. I was seeing myself outside of my role: wife and mother; a self I hadn't seen for years. I was seeing beauty in myself that I  seemed to overlook in years past. It may have just been a small part of me, but still a part of me I had never been able to connect with before.

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lesson | a quickie "To-Do List" for hard light shooting with Robyn Chubey

Hard light is one of the most under-appreciated lighting scenarios for photographers, and for good reason. It is definitely trickier, and employed ineffectively, easily produces unappealing images. 

Some issues that photographers run into with hard-light situations are over-saturated colors, unwanted color casts, increase in contrast between hard shadows and bright highlights, and dappled light falling in an intrusive way. 

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lesson: creating raw emotion | with neka rae

Have you ever seen an image and think ‘WOW’ how did they capture such RAW emotion

Today I am going to share with you a few of my favorite prompts in order to achieve raw emotion from your subject. A few years ago, I decided I wanted to capture my clients in an emotional raw state-of-mind, the same way I shoot for myself. I would like to show you how to ensure your subject is comfortable in front of your lens; leading to emotive images. I will share how I capture emotion in within various genres of photography since I do not have one particular niche of photography, but rather showcase a "certain" emotive style.  Click the link to learn more!

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lesson | freelensing with holly (nikon style)

I am often asked for tips on freelensing. Honestly, I tried for years to freelens with no success. This past summer, something finally clicked and now I’m completely hooked on this technique. It takes practice and patience, but once you learn how to control your lens to get your desired effect, it adds such depth and interest to your work. Check out the rest of this fun tutorial on the blog!!

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lesson: enhancing window light in lightroom | by jamie eilts

Hello Everyone!  Jamie Eilts back on the blog again today!  As part of our blog introductions, we thought it would be fun to share a short lesson with you all.  I have so many things I am anxious to teach and share, but for today, I thought I would just show you a quick way to enhance the natural light from a window.

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