Why I love side light the most
As a photographer, I think it’s an unwritten rule that we are all supposed to love backlighting. And it’s true, not much can equal that golden rim light and the way it makes our subject glow. But the truth is, I think side light is the best light. I’ll be honest and say my definition…
How to read a histogram
I’ve been called more than once a very “technical” photographer. Although I do often use blur and other creative techniques in my imagery, I have spent a lot of years perfecting exposure and color in my work. One way I like to “double check” my exposures is by using the histogram when I edit. The…
I haven’t forgotten about my newly minted blog, but it’s been a busy couple of weeks. I probably should have waited to launch, but I was too excited to get started. And I’m still excited, just busy. Yesterday we celebrated my husband’s birthday. I am not, and will never be, a food photographer, or a…
Magic of Macro
I have been in love with macro photography for nearly as long as I have been a photography. To be honest, I started macro when my children were very small, and I would sneak outside during their nap time (with a monitor in hand) and find flowers and bark and other nature things to photograph.…
Storytelling in a Portfolio Set
This post I thought we could chat about flow a little bit in your sets. What makes good flow? We talk a lot about how a set should tell a story. What kinds of ways can you think of to order your set? My big tip to you is that when you sit down and…
What makes a good portfolio image or set?
I do a lot of set reviews for people, and I often see similar issues across portfolios that still need a bit of finessing. Here are some of the biggest issues I see. My comments below will be tailored mostly to Hello Storyteller, but they work for almost any portfolio you might be working on.…
I think that prepping for a portfolio is one of the best things you can do to grow as an artist. It forces you to look at your work objectively, removing the emotional bias you might have for any given photo. It is also one of the hardest things you will do as an artist.
It is so nice to have you visit. There are a lot of photography sites out there, and I definitely know that I am new to the blog world, but I am excited to get started. Over time, I hope to build this site full of useful tutorials, share tips and techniques that I have…