Category Archives for Tiny Tips

Tiny Tip: What is the 'real' golden hour for photography?

You’ve heard of the “golden hour” of day, I suppose? The hour of sunrise and sunset that nearly every photographer delights in shooting? I’m one of the crowd who LOVES that time of day just as much as any other photographer, BUT… It doesn’t always work for me! Remember, this time of day is usually […]

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Tiny Tip: What is the ‘real’ golden hour for photography?

You’ve heard of the “golden hour” of day, I suppose? The hour of sunrise and sunset that nearly every photographer delights in shooting? I’m one of the crowd who LOVES that time of day just as much as any other photographer, BUT… It doesn’t always work for me! Remember, this time of day is usually […]

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Tiny Tip: The Power of Anticipation

We all long for those photos that are rich with emotion and enthusiasm, especially with kids!  In today’s Tiny Tip, I share how the power of ANTICIPATION can be a golden ticket for those exact type of moments. Catch other Tiny Tips for a Dramatic Difference HERE. Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache […]

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The Best Way to Learn Editing

People have often asked me to teach a class on editing and I always refuse. Why? Because if I’m being honest with myself, I know 1.  I’m only skimming the surface in my own understanding of powerful programs like Photoshop and Lightroom and 2. I’ve been to enough boring editing classes that teach me things […]

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1.  WHEN EVERYTHING IS YOUR FAVORITE THING.  I’ve recently fallen in love with the idea of minimalism.  This post says it all.  Just think of the richness and joy that can come into your life when you truly remove everything that doesn’t bring joy and isn’t useful?!  I spent the last weekend clearing out my […]

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How Do You Get In Your Own Photos? The Secrets of Self Portraiture…

My face was plastered all over the television today!  But it was all for a good cause!  I was so excited to be a contributor again for KSL’s Studio 5 show and talk all about the importance of self portraiture and exactly “HOW” to get in your own pictures! This is an aspect of photography […]

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Session Secrets: Why I chose to remain anonymous

My Vision  Challenge: This shoot was to advertise a local charter high school in the Back To School edition of a local magazine.  Working with an eclectic group of kids and personalities is challenging as is working with a large number of people.  Combine that with a busy environment and composition turns into a bit […]

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Session Secrets: Time of Year

  Even though I took a sabbatical from portrait work this past year, I had quite the adventure shooting some commercial work for several magazine issues.  Shooting for a magazine is so different.  One of the challenges is simply timeline.  The session will usually be required to take place anywhere from 2-6 months before publication. […]

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Tiny Tip: Getting Creative With Color Balance

If you’ve ever struggled with the color of your images seeming a little “off”, either being too yellow or too blue, you’ll want to know about white balance! And for those of you who are already white balance experts, I threw in an extra tip to challenge you too! Get Creative With White Balance! *If […]

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Tiny Tip: Why your lens may not focus

There was a sudden pit in my stomach when I pulled out my brand new $1300 lens a few years ago and aimed it at my subject ready to shoot…only the lens wouldn’t focus! I thought surely I had just purchased a faulty lens and all my dreams of working with an amazing piece of […]

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