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4 Myths About Lifestyle Family Portrait Sessions

Only in the last 10 years has it become increasingly more popular to have lifestyle type family portraits done. I remember as a kid going to a studio and having to sit with my hands propped a certain way in front of a big camera on a tripod. Nowadays photographs have become truer to personalities and set in very diverse locations. I thought I would share 4 myths that I have heard over time about these lifestyle family portrait sessions.

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What To Wear For Family Pictures

You know how it goes. You finally get around to setting up a time with the photographer for family photos. Somehow you found time in that schedule of yours. Then fear comes over you when you think about what you are supposed to wear. Yikes! I've seen it. I've been there before. You want to look your best but you don't want to have to spend more money on new outfits for everyone. Let me give you a few tips that might help either answer the questions or ease the concern. 

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3 Basic Tricks For Better iPhone Photography

Having a fancy camera is great. Taking the plunge and getting the best gear was the best decision I could have made for building my craft. My travel packing list will give you an idea of what I have, if interested. At the same time, one of the most influential ways in which I really learned about light and shooting differently was by using my iPhone. Yup. I am completely unconventional and after taking one digital photography course, I decided to teach myself everything I know (that doesn't discredit going to school; my favorite photographers went to art school). 

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What I Learned From Loosing My Photos

So I debated sharing this, but I thought what I learned from it could help others too. About two weeks ago, my external hard drive with all of my photos on it, DIED. I had been meaning to back up everything onto another one and even online, but I didn't do it. I was too busy. It made me cry crocodile tears and it felt like someone important to me had died. All of my work, as well as my memories, were gone.

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Can A Pose Be Authentic?

Growing up I always had an aversion to being fake. Anything and everything that smelled of it made me run. So when it came time for posing people in front of the camera, I used to panic. My mind would freeze and I would find myself saying "ummm" "uhhhh" and looking rather unprofessional. I tried to stick to just candid stuff like events, but something deep inside was telling me that I needed to get over this.

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My Travel Photography Packing List

Travel is a big part of our lives and it is something that I enjoy. The only thing is that travel can be tiring and if we forget something, it doesn't make things any easier. As a photographer, I like to bring my gear with me when I am either on vacation or doing work. I like to travel light and with just what I need. I thought I would share with you today a few things that I bring with me.

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Taking a Leap With Presets

I have always enjoyed editing photos. I used to feel kind of weird for it because I always heard photographers and enthusiasts saying that they just wanted to take pictures, not spend hours messing around with editing. When I just had a little point and shoot camera and some Windows photo editing tool I played around, A LOT. Sometimes I edited pictures because I didn't expose right, but most of the time I was changing things drastically just to get a different look.

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