Inspired by Life Episode #5

Inspiration can come from many sources.  Today’s source may be a bit of surprise 🙂

Still Shot Favorites


The appearance of texture in the images is not applied in photoshop, but a result of shooting through the trampoline matt.


The closest I could get to the book photo 🙂


Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah.  When she was young, her dad promised her that if she could get a month of smiley faces on the calendar (meaning she had been good that day) he would buy her a trampoline.  She never made it more than a few days in a row.  Fortunately her dad had a soft heart and eventually caved into buying a trampoline anyway.  Much better than trying to be good for an entire month straight.

Brooke teaches private photography lessons , online photography classes, as well as seasonal photography classes in Logan, Utah.

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13 Responses

  1. WOW!!! That is amazing! Love the end result! Thank you so much for sharing. I am just starting out myself and love all the information you so freely share. Thank you 🙂

  2. This is my favorite….once again! I just wanted to be there in the sky holding on to the ballons myself, flying off to new adventures. What great shots and what a great idea!

  3. And this is proof that when you practice anything, even creativity, you get better and better. Do you have a gallery in your house? I can imagine the walls of your studio covered in bright, happy, soulful pictures.

    Good job Brooke. BTW I have a session idea for you.

  4. We LOVE Curious George at our house, too! You are so wonderfully creative and inspiring.

    This session has filled me with questions. Did you meter off of the sky to get the silhouette shot? Do you darken your sky in post production or do you use a ND filter or polarizing filter? Finally, how did you focus through the trampoline fabric?

    1. Thanks All! Jen, yes, you meter off the sky to get a silhouette. Or you can chimp and underexpose and check the back of your screen till it appears the desired silhouette exposure that you like. I don’t darken the sky in post, but its really rich because I was doing a silhouette, therefore not being washed out by trying to expose for my subject. You can also enhance the color of your sky in camera by changing your white balance to something like tungsten. Thats a favorite trick of mine for silhouettes. Shooting through the fabric…its not too hard. I’m fairly close to the matt, and can easily see through it, and just have to wait for my lens to lock focus by focusing on the subject. If the lens was being sketchy about it I would probably switch to manual focus, but it worked just fine 🙂

  5. Really excellent. I love that you did this stuff “for real” and not in post production. Also, I love you “big” the shots are, there is a great sense of scale in those last two shots. Love it!

  6. My daughter and I love Curious George! Just the other day I was really liking a book I was reading to my little one. I didn’t think to be inspired by it and use it as a starting point for a photo shoot. Thank you Brooke! You are so great for doing this. What an inspiration.

  7. So very amazing! I loved the video-being able to see you actually shooting was super helpful and interesting!! thank you for sharing!!

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