Category: photography tutorial



    Kate likes having her photo taken. She has had people comment that she is photogenic. What does “photogenic” mean? My definition would be a person who feels relaxed and confident in front of the camera. It could also mean- looking your best in photos. That doesn’t come naturally to me, but it does to my…

  • a light study

    a light study

    It is the last week of school in our neighborhood (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!) and this beautiful friend of mine is graduating from high school. I felt lucky to be able to create these images with her. I have known her since her preschool days I think! I love seeing the amazing person she is and how she…

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  • overcast light

    overcast light

    My favorite part of any time I have near the ocean, other than the smell & sound of ocean waves, are the overcast mornings with gorgeous-even light for hours! Utah has been “spoiling” us with amazing OVERCAST light lately! I feel like it has been raining for two weeks straight…or is it more? Anyway, we…

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    Teaching beginner photography is something I would do every day. I love it that much! Saturday my attendees showed up with cameras in hand so anxious to learn. They all brought their enlarged photo, their first homework assignment, to share with the class. That is how I have started every workshop I have taught over…

  • #1 trait in a great photo-artist

    #1 trait in a great photo-artist

    It was 15 minutes before my workshop attendees would be arriving. The doorbell rang and a flat package from @blurbbooks was sitting on the doormat. I hadn’t expected it until Wednesday. It arrived several days early and right in time to share with my friends how much printing your work means to me. That was the…

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  • phone editing apps

    phone editing apps

    It’s been too long. I haven’t been focused and haven’t made time to write here. I am sitting in the car waiting for Sophie to get out of her tumbling class. Rain is falling so when the thought “take photos of SOMETHING” popped in my head I immediately dismissed it, to protect my blow dried…

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  • a new partnership

    a new partnership

    50mm | f1.2 | 1/4000 | iso250 October 25, 2014: It was the first day I had strapped a 50mm 1.2L Canon lens on.  I rented it for a photoshoot I had that day.  While still in my possession, I decided to try it out on my family members.  We went up the street and…

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  • prime lenses

    I was asked a question today about lenses.  “Which lens should I buy?” is the question that I am asked very most. Prime lenses are my VERY FAVORITE.  They don’t zoom in and out.  They focus on the range that they are best at and generally do a fantastic job.  If you want to change…

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  • truly SEE

    truly SEE

    top & bottom left: 35mm, f2.2, 1/400, ISO 2000 bottom right: 135mm, f3.5, 1/100, ISO 2000 | San Francisco, CA From one of my favorite photography books, TAO OF PHOTOGRAPHY by Philippe L. Gross & S.I. Shapiro- “SEEING, in the finest and broadest sense, means using your senses, your intellect, and your emotions.  It means…

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