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Erin Holmstead

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
The colorful world of the Savage RGB Portrait Kit
Kids on Pics, episode 2: How to take a selfie

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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

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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

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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

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

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Photographer: Gianluca Moretto

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: Natasha Jelezkina

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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