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Photography how to: create star bursts

Oooooh, bright shiny lights. I love how the tree is glowing and the lights are bursting, don't you? I'm going to talk you through how you can take a picture of your family's tree (if you have one). You will need a basic understanding of photography, you'll need to understand shutter speed, but that's not… Continue reading Photography how to: create star bursts

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Well the weather outside is weather… {cleveland family photographer}

If you've lived in Cleveland or the surrounding areas for any period of time (or you've even visited for one single afternoon) you may have noticed the weather here is... temperamental. At best. Sometimes, Mother Nature can be a downright B-word. This winter and then Spr-inter have been really, really crappy. I *hate* being forced… Continue reading Well the weather outside is weather… {cleveland family photographer}

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Photography :the more you know: RAW shooting:

This one is for the anyone curious about RAW files. I’m going to talk a little about why I shoot in RAW file format and why you might want to consider doing it as well. But first, let’s rewind…rewind…rewind… (if you sang that like Angelica Schulyer in “Satisfied” from Hamilton, consider this your internet high… Continue reading Photography :the more you know: RAW shooting:

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Published like crazy! {community not competition}

My second and third articles were also published on Pretty Presets for Lightroom's blog! These articles are geared toward new photographers generally, but established 'togs will enjoy them as well 🙂 Thank you photog family for being so supportive. #communitynotcompetetion

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Helping out {community not competition}

A few months ago, I received an email asking for article submissions to one of my favorite photography resources, Pretty Presets for Lightroom. The first article was published yesterday. I hope you find strength in these words and run the best business you can ❤ https://www.lightroompresets.com/blogs/pretty-presets-blog/saying-no-for-photographers

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How to: create a holiday silhouette

A year or so ago, I typed up a post about silhouettes but because Word Press is sort of the devil, it got eaten and is lost in the pits of internet mystery. So here goes with Take 2: Holiday Silhouette. Long story short-- expose for your tree lights, focus on your people, under exposing… Continue reading How to: create a holiday silhouette

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Photography HOW TO: photograph fireworks!

** originally published July 2016*** Ah, the Fourth of July. Picnics, parties, beer, and brats (that's bratwurst, not BRATS, well... hopefully not brats 😉  ) And of course, there are fireworks. I’m sure there’s a long and delightful history about why we Americans light up the skies with fireworks and you’re welcome to Google that information… Continue reading Photography HOW TO: photograph fireworks!

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Published: PRETTY a photographers resource guide and magazine

**UPDATE! I got my physical copy and omg. I love it. It is available for purchase, and you can order one HERE!!  Ho boy... so exciting for me!!  In early June, I was approached by the wonderful people at Pretty Presets for Lightroom and told that they wanted to feature me and a few other photographers in their… Continue reading Published: PRETTY a photographers resource guide and magazine

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Photography how-to– adjusting settings for DARK rooms

I asked over on my Facebook page if anyone had some photography questions I could help with. One of the respondents said that she was having trouble with her pictures coming out dark and in some cases, blurry. This is a pretty common complaint so I'm going to talk about a few things that may help you get… Continue reading Photography how-to– adjusting settings for DARK rooms

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Star burst street lamp

At Christmas time, I showed you how to create a star-burst effect with your tree lights. The neighborhood I live in is lined with street lamps and every night I want to photograph them! If you're in Northeastern Ohio, you know it's been *really* cold. Really cold + expensive electronics = OH NOZ! A few… Continue reading Star burst street lamp