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How personal projects can save you from despair

Hindsight is 20/20. This time last year was not a happy one for me. To be totally honest, I had taken on too much work throughout the year and was burned out. I accepted work that was not my style and that I didn’t enjoy–because we needed the money.  Though 2010 had been the most […]

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Everything I know about photography in an email response!

This morning I found this delightful email in my inbox from 14 year old Emma. She says, “hi Brooke Snow my name is Emma. i am 14 years old and i am a freshman [in] high school. i am in photography and my final assignment is to research a photographer and get some tips from […]

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Tiny Tip for Adding Energy to Your Images

  Portrait images can be lovely.    But images that have some type of energy present will always be more compelling. Visible emotion can always add energy to an image.   As can actually adding PHYSICAL MOTION.  One thing I love to do with my subjects is have them MOVE. Jump up and down. Dance. […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Halloween Pictures

  Is there anything more picture worthy than the little ones you love dressed up in costume? Last year I was totally unprepared for Halloween. Buzzy ended up with a $3.00 thrift store costume that had him looking more like an orphan child than a clown. This year, I bought the costume early. And since […]

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My Favorite Photography Books

You can learn a whole lot of great information online. BUT… You can learn a whole lot more in a book. Books allow you to get more depth than short blog posts or forum threads. They’re organized better, and oft times our attention spans are naturally suited for longer reading than they are reading online…(when […]

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