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Erin Holmstead

I still want a studio, but outside my home
I wish I had a real studio! This was my big goal at the end of 2019. Right before the...
Getting started with light painting
So what is light painting? It's a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light...
Tips to help you take pictures in the snow
Preserving the memories of winter can be a bit tricky. Freezing temperatures and the blinding sun reflecting off the snow...
Lensbaby takes you into a new realm of creativity
Lensbaby is a company all about bringing creativity into photography. Taking you beyond the tech side and pushing you past...
Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds
This lesson is more so about composition. Composition is a big word for kids. I like to explain the rule...
The colorful world of the Savage RGB Portrait Kit
I consider myself to be a creative photographer. One that thinks outside of the box when it comes to creating...
Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie
I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I'm...
Kids on Pics, episode 1: Getting started with your iPad camera
With kids being required to use technology more and more each day, whether it be for a class, turning in...
Mobile Mondays: Up your video game with this foldable ring light from Raya
In a world where video calls or Zoom meetings are becoming a daily thing, I'd recommend giving yourself a quick...
My go-to lights fit in the palm of my hand. Don’t yours?
If I told you that my two must-have lights fit into the palm of my hand, would you believe me?...
Photographer of the Day: Gianluca Moretto
Photographer: Gianluca Moretto Photo: "Kiara" What is the first thing you notice when looking at a portrait? For me, it...
Photographer of the Day: Natasha Jelezkina
Photographer: Natasha Jelezkina Photo: "Stay home. Save lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ COVID-19 The Merchandise Mart. Chicago" What a crazy time we are...

Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laserlike effects in your image. It is fun, cool and actually pretty easy to

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Tips to help you take pictures in the snow

Preserving the memories of winter can be a bit tricky. Freezing temperatures and the blinding sun reflecting off the snow don’t help. Whether you have an expensive DSLR with all the bells and whistles or a simple smartphone camera, pictures

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Lensbaby takes you into a new realm of creativity

Lensbaby is a company all about bringing creativity into photography. Taking you beyond the tech side and pushing you past the limitation of your equipment, combining it with a wild, creative side. Doing so allows you to take your photography

Read More

Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds

This lesson is more so about composition. Composition is a big word for kids. I like to explain the rule of thirds to my kids as the place they position things in their photos. Sometimes it is not best to

Read More

Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie

I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I’m splattered in blacklight paint or rocking a crazy makeup look, my kids see it all. Mostly because I am shooting

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Photographer of the Day: Gianluca Moretto

Photographer: Gianluca Moretto Photo: “Kiara” What is the first thing you notice when looking at a portrait? For me, it is the eyes. So when I saw this image I was shook! She looks like she has cat eyes and

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Photographer of the Day: Natasha Jelezkina

Photographer: Natasha Jelezkina Photo: “Stay home. Save lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ COVID-19 The Merchandise Mart. Chicago” What a crazy time we are living in. I’m grateful that we have photographers all over the world capturing images like this that will forever be

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Lensbaby takes you into a new realm of creativity

Lensbaby is a company all about bringing creativity into photography. Taking you beyond the tech side and pushing you past the limitation of your equipment, combining it with a wild, creative side. Doing so allows you to take your photography

Read More

Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds

This lesson is more so about composition. Composition is a big word for kids. I like to explain the rule of thirds to my kids as the place they position things in their photos. Sometimes it is not best to

Read More

Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie

I am a self-portrait photographer, meaning my kids are constantly seeing me take creative fun images of myself. Whether I’m splattered in blacklight paint or rocking a crazy makeup look, my kids see it all. Mostly because I am shooting

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Gianluca Moretto

Photographer: Gianluca Moretto Photo: “Kiara” What is the first thing you notice when looking at a portrait? For me, it is the eyes. So when I saw this image I was shook! She looks like she has cat eyes and

Read More

Photographer of the Day: Natasha Jelezkina

Photographer: Natasha Jelezkina Photo: “Stay home. Save lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ COVID-19 The Merchandise Mart. Chicago” What a crazy time we are living in. I’m grateful that we have photographers all over the world capturing images like this that will forever be

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Photographer of the Day: Joe

Photographer: Joe Photo: “Spring Beauty” Photographing flowers has been a new hobby of mine since the whole quarantine happened. I love the vibrant colors and the detail you can see especially when using a macro lens. Originally shared with the

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Photographer of the Day: Christian Meermann

Photographer: Christian Meermann Photo: “Ice Entity #14“ Christian Meermann had this to say about this image: “In our daily hurly-burly lives, we tend to overlook that right under our noses there are wondrous universes, for instance in an inconspicuous half-frozen puddle,

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Photographer of the Day: Crusty Da Klown

Photographer: Crusty Da Klown Photo: “Groovy Nuclear Winter Wonderland” This image by Crusty Da Klown had me doing a double-take. Is this a double exposure? Did they light paint in this image? I have so many questions and that is

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