Category Archives: Photography Tips

Instagram Stories

5 tips from Lauren Hilger with Gold Mine Digital for showing up confidently in Instagram Stories

Tuesday afternoon, Lauren from Gold Mine Digital, took time out of her sunny day in Hawaii, to share with my audience five tips for showing up confidently in Instagram Stories. If you missed this wonderful live session, click here to watch now. I’m sure you can relate to the guilty pleasure of watching friends and...

Understanding Focus Points

Focus points in a dslr camera

Understanding focus points will take you from looking like a beginner photographer to feeling like a professional photographer. AF (autofocus) points are what’s used to determine what you want in focus. Your camera has different modes that allow you to tell your camera how you want to determine where the focus goes. Autofocus Modes Manual:...

You Don’t Need a Fancy Preset

How to edit this photo of a baby in the shower in 30 seconds in Lightroom CC

I bet you all have a fancy preset ready to apply to every photo you have. But that preset may change the color of your child’s hair. Or do something you wish it didn’t. I am going to show you how EASY it is to do a basic edit, all on your own. You can...

Why Shadows Matter

10 month old baby showing his cute booty and roles

If you’re a beginning photographer, your number one goal at this time may be to have a bright, and airy photo. But if your image lacks shadows your image can come out looking very flat and won’t stop anyone in their tracks to look at your photo. Shadows are what shape the light, they are...

It’s all about Catchlight

Catchlight in this boy's big beautiful brown eyes

The eyes are the most telling feature of a person. Finding the catchlight in your subjects eyes can completely transform an image and the story you’re trying to tell. If you missed my first few tips I shared be sure to click here and check out these other simple but awesome photography tips, that will...