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Journal

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Trends come and go, and people are often drawn to trends. I believe that photography is something that should be able to exist beyond a current trend. Photography is both an art and a science. Technology is continually evolving, creating increasing expectations for quality. The art side of photography depends much more on style preferences. […]

Timeless Never Goes Out of Style

Educational

June 17, 2018

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Anthony and Marissa and their daughters traveled to Fond du Lac for their family photo session on this perfect spring evening. The trees had just begun to bud and the weather was a dream. The location offered a great variety of backdrops for their photo session. I was able to capture some adorable smiles and […]

Fond du Lac Spring Family Photos – Anthony & Marissa

Sessions

May 12, 2018

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A professional headshot session differs quite a bit from an outdoor portrait session. Headshots are traditionally done using studio lighting against a backdrop, and thus, the details will be more noticeable. A headshot session is typically a formal affair; meaning, you will want to elevate your style from your everyday or casual look. Consider where […]

Styling and Outfit Tips for Your Headshot Session

Educational

April 29, 2018

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This tutorial will show you how to create a fun “pop-art” style photo. Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom Classic were used. (Older version of software will still work, but the screenshots may not match.)   Step 1: Take a photo against a solid color backdrop. To give the right effect, studio lighting is preferred. […]

Pop-Art Photo Tutorial

For Photographers

April 15, 2018

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The “photographer’s eye” isn’t something that can be taught. I believe this is something that creative people are born with. For as long as I can remember, I have always been able to see beauty peeking out from something that the average person might see as ugly or uninteresting. Sometimes I look at a location […]

Finding Beauty in Ugly Locations

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April 12, 2018

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Showing “then vs. now” photos is a little scary. As every photographer does, especially within the first few years, I grew… A LOT. I’ve vastly improved my skills in both shooting and editing, and have refined my style. I like to show my progress to encourage other photographers that it is possible to improve with […]

My Growth as a Photographer

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January 28, 2018

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Since starting my business, I’ve been through a few different website platforms. True to my character, I’ve never been fully satisfied with any of them. I am a “tweaker” and always push myself to make something better, and I love having full control over my work and my business.   When I first made a […]

Why I Switched to Showit for my Website

For Photographers

January 14, 2018

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I’m equally techy as I am artistic, so I decided to conduct a few experiments regarding cameras and lenses. My findings not only confirmed some of what I already thought I knew, but I feel this is a good learning tool for other photographers who want to know, especially those considering a gear upgrade. I […]

Camera & Lens Experiments

For Photographers

December 31, 2017

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Learn how to best preserve your memories.

Saving Your Digital Photos: A Guide For Consumers

Educational

November 9, 2017

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We had some cloudy skies and even a little rain for Elyse’s late summer Fond du Lac senior photo session, which provided us with really dramatic lighting and colors. Of course, it wasn’t complete without smoke grenades and some poses in the river!    

Elyse | Fond du Lac High School Class of 2018 | Fond du Lac, WI Senior Photos

Sessions

August 23, 2017