Wild Child Photography Adventure Class – Lensbaby and Macro addition

Wild Child Photography Adventure Class – Lensbaby and Macro addition

Last weekend we had a wonderful kids + camera workshop on a super rainy day! The rain didn’t matter much because we were taking pictures at Holton Greenhouse. It was the prefect fix for the rainy day blues and it was so fun teaching and watching kids photograph flowers. We also were excited to be able to borrow a few lenses from our friends at Lensbaby! We LOVE teaching with these lenses. Lensbaby lenses aren’t a “beginner lenses” or easy lens to use! In fact they take...
Why we love teaching kids photography… AND a huge announcement at the end!

Why we love teaching kids photography… AND a huge announcement at the end!

“The camera is an insturment that teaches people how to see with our a camera.” – Dorthea Lange Kids + Photography… it’s a combination I can’t ever get enough of! Kim and I have talked about writing a kids photography book for years! There’s just not a lot out there, and we have so much to say we can’t possibly cover it in a 2 hour class. So, why? Why bother handing a camera to a child? Why sign them up for a photography class? There are several...
Video {Auto focus vs. manual focus}

Video {Auto focus vs. manual focus}

How auto focus works Ok. I will admit when I got my Sony a9 I feel in love with the facial tracking. With my Canon Mark III I was shooting with manual focus and while it was ok… it was a pain. But one thing I really dislike about the auto focal tracking in video, especially with wide open apertures, is the seeking. The camera locks on pretty well..ok… more then pretty well, but there are times when something comes in front of the subject or the camera wants to focus behind the...
Let your creative spirit out

Let your creative spirit out

  In the winter time it can be a very uncreative time for me.  So this year I decided as I was waiting for spring to bloom I would play with still life. I would find items in my home and just figure out cool, weird, interesting ways to photograph them. I used natural light in a small corner of my office. It is amazing when you keep pushing yourself to think differently about the object in front of you what you can see.  It was my most fun winter project to date. My top still life tips 1....
Click Away – Amelia Island

Click Away – Amelia Island

After you read this post, be sure to follow the Click Away blog circle! This blog post leads to KC Crow, an Orange County family photographer (The Crows Nest). I had the honor of meeting her Click Away! Ahhhh, Florida. You make me so happy!! Click Away has been an amazing adventure the last few years for us. We’ve only missed one year when it was held in Texas. Last year we were in Seattle, and this year we were at Amelia Island in Florida where it was warm and just so lovely, and even...
Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt

Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt

Is it cold and snowy where you are? Go for a hike, and bring your kids and camera!! The world is so beautiful covered in a layer of magical snow. Also follow the link at the end of this post to view some eye candy from another photographer friend, KC Crow, an Orange County Family Photographer. Today was another cold snow day, and I decided to make it a little more fun by coming up with a Winter Wonderland photo scavenger hunt. We had a blast and I wanted to share some snow photography tips and...

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