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A Beginners Guide to Focusing

Making sure your image is in focus is a basic requirement of photography.  Modern camera have great autofocus, but there's still a few things to learn to make sure your images are in focus. Focal Points Most cameras have multiple focal points. The number depends of...

5 Tips for Tantrum free Toddler Photoshoots

Have you every tried taking photos of your toddler only for it to result in tantrums (from them and you!)? Mama, I've been there, and it's not fun. It's really hard to be your creative best when you're trying to wrangle a screaming child. Photographing toddlers...

Photography Challenges to Get out of a Rut

When you first start learning photography you feel invincible, you're learning cool new techniques and taking your camera everywhere. It's like a love affair, you just want to be taking photos and editing photos and talking about photos. You're proud of the images you...

Free Photoshop Keyboards Shortcut Printable

Photoshop. As a professional photographer, I spend a lot of time with this software. A LOT. I mean, during busy season. I sometimes think I spend more time looking at Photoshop than at my own family. I love editing, it's one of my favourite things about photography,...

How to photograph your spirited child

I’m a pretty laid-back person. I’m quiet and introverted, so I don’t like to make a scene. I’m also British, so I guess this comes with the territory 😉. When I was a kid, people used to comment on how calm and quiet our house was, even our dog was laid back...

Backlight vs Front Light

I am a huge fan of back lighting. I love the looks it can create, from soft and dreamy to bold and bright. But of course it's not the only way to use light, and there are downsides to using this light. A few weeks ago I was at the beach during a beautiful sunny...

9 Simple Props for Children’s Photoshoots

You don't need to spend hundreds of pounds on props to get great images. Sometimes the simplest things and have a big impact on your images. Here are 9 props I use regularly in my photography that don't cost the earth. Wooden box A rustic wooden box is great for...

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