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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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Photography and Stress {cleveland family photographer}

While I was working over the weekend, my client Steve said he was talking with a friend and mentioned they were having family photos taken. The friend groaned and said, “Don’t tell my wife,”. I laughed—men not being “all in” when it comes to family photos is nothing new. There are even a good lot… Continue reading Photography and Stress {cleveland family photographer}

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Fall Family Sessions are OPEN (cleveland family photographer)

The popular Fall Family Sessions are open, and spaces are *super* limited. I have available: Oct. 13th-- 5pm  sold out! Nov. 3rd-- 3pm sold out! Nov 10th-- 2pm, 2:30pm and 3pm sold out! The sessions are 20 minutes in length. These spaces are best for families of 5 or fewer due to time constraints. Sessions… Continue reading Fall Family Sessions are OPEN (cleveland family photographer)

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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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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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How to: create that twinkle light backdrop

So, a little while ago, I told you not to wrap your kid in holiday lights but to instead try something like this set-up, which is good advice and you should totally take it.   But... maybe you don't know *how* to do such a thing! No worries, I can help you get started. You… Continue reading How to: create that twinkle light backdrop