Taking Portraits With Your Phone?

Why not?!  You have it with you all of the time right?  Let’s say you are wondering around and find an awesome location, but don’t have your “real” camera with you.  Don’t miss the shot!  Take it with your phone! In this video we go over ways to take portraits with your phone.  Check it […]

You Can Use ANY Camera to Take a Portrait

It is true, you can use any camera to take a portrait.  In this video, we buy a thrift store camera for $3 and take a portrait.  Then we show you how we do some basic adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.  The important lesson here is to not let lack of fancy equipment get in the […]

Photography Exposure Explained

Hello all!  Today we are going to cover a basic photography lesson.  In this post we will discuss exposure! Exposure in general terms is the measurement of light in a photograph.  If a photo has too much light, or is too bright, we call that over exposed.  If a photo has too little light or too […]

How to get a blurry background with a point and shoot camera

Hello all!  We have made another quick tip video for you!  You know you want that awesome blurry background look! It is not as hard as you might think. In this video we show you how you can get a blurry background with a point and shoot camera.  Check out the video below for the […]

Improve your portraits with a portable reflector

Hello all!  We have put together a new video to help you take better senior pictures.  In this video we show you how to use a very inexpensive portable reflector to improve the light in your portraits.  This is one piece of equipment that will give you the most bang for your buck when you […]

Raw files Coming to Apple’s IOS?

I was catching up on my podcasts this morning when I heard that raw editing will be available in Apple’s IOS 10. This to me sounds like a big step forward for mobile editing. Some of you may be asking, what is raw editing? Let’s start at the beginning.  Many cameras will have the ability […]

Our Senior Picture Kindle Book is Live!

Our new senior picture kindle book is live!  You can find it here:     If you are considering shooting your own senior pictures, this book will help you through the entire process!  A step by step quick guide to taking your own senior pictures!

Google Release Nik Effects for Free!!!!

Google has released the full collection of Nik Software for free.  Hurry, download it now! https://www.google.com/nikcollection/ If you have read previous posts on this blog you know that is how I really got into photo retouching.  We will start creating several tutorials to show you the power of the Nik collection. These are filter plugins […]

Get A Real Job With The Right Business/Executive Portrait

So you have been trying for that dream job for a couple of years now and all you hear are crickets?????   It is time to update your Business Portrait. Don’t know how?   Well, I am glad you asked!  Let’s get into it!   This is Matt G.   Matt G. is a hotshot […]

Posing the Face

One useful tool to have in your DIY bag of tricks is to know how to pose a face.  Unfortunately, this is not as easy as at it would seem and often times makes your senior feel a bit weird.  It seems that everyone has a little flaw that they don’t to show up in […]