Category Archives: Photography Tutorials

So you will have likely seen all the banter from me about how I’m quitting blogging and merging my blog with the all new place for photographers: The Photographer’s Element. In my video announcement, I introduced you to Sarah Grace and told you over and over again that “…this is going to be something completely…

“This blog will be at the forefront of my thoughts when my new camera arrives in about 4 days!” -Dave F. Photographing Flowers was written by Elizabeth Halford and first published in the Spring 2010 edition of Canon’s PhotoYou magazine. Spring is in the air and the landscape around you is blossoming with new life. …

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Introduction to White Balance was written by Elizabeth Halford and first published in the Winter 2010 edition of Canon’s PhotoYou magazine. The difference between a great picture and a blah one is the white balance.  Here’s the lowdown on white balance and how to control color within your DSLR. There are a multitude of factors…

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Let’s go Inside! was written by Elizabeth Halford and first published in the Winter 2010 edition of Canon’s PhotoYou magazine. FLASH With the rainy holiday season at hand, it’s likely that we’ll be taking more indoor photos because of weather constraints.  Shooting indoors can be frustrating, even for professionals.  Although shooting indoors may seem challenging,…

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Here are some quick pull back shots from this recent session. The pullbacks were taken by me because I was shooting without an assistant and they were really just taken for my own record but I thought I’d share them with you fine people! Edited with Florabella Colorplay actions for Photoshop Pin It

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I posted on my Facebook page about 6 weeks ago that I couldn’t wait to get releases back from the parents at a recent preschool gig because I was dying to show you the results of my first foray into clamshell lighting for little’uns. Well they’ve come back and so now I have something to…

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It occurred to me  that people must be Googling about how to better photograph disabled kids, so here’s my answer to a recent email inquiry on the topic. So many families with disabled children avoid the photographer because it can be a really disheartening experience. I once had a newspaper photographer come to photograph Grace and he was…

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