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Erin Holmstead

Fractals: Your new must-have
Using speedlights for glamorous clamshell lighting
How to make light painting spirals, the easy way
Dollar store must-haves for all photographers
Direct your light with this DIY snoot and grid
To overexpose or underexpose? That is the question
Two must have backdrops for every photographer
I still want a studio, but outside my home
Getting started with light painting
Tips to help you take pictures in the snow
Lensbaby takes you into a new realm of creativity
Kids on Pics, episode 3: Rule of thirds

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Dollar store must-haves for all photographers

Photography can become an equipment-heavy craft, with many photographers focusing more on gear than the art itself. I’ve gotten caught up in this from time to time as well, having spent hundreds of dollars on things that served no purpose.

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light-painting

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
Erin Holmstead Photography-113

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

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Erin Holmstead Photography-113

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
light-painting

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

Read More
1546143_712246898806420_1814504174_n

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

Read More
Erin Holmstead Photography-126

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
Erin Holmstead Photography-113

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
Erin Holmstead Photography-113

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

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