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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon Rebel T2i Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L . Comparing noise in a properly exposed image from a full-frame camera to a crop sensor camera ISO 6400 is quite high and not typically used in most photographing applications, but you can see how the 5D Mark III handles high […]
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III Lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Comparing bokeh quality on the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L lens and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens After conducting this experiment, I found that I prefer the look of the bokeh produced by the 50 L lens. […]
ILLUSTRATING THE CROP FACTOR ON A CROP SENSOR CAMERA VS. A FULL-FRAME CAMERA When using a crop sensor camera such as the Rebel T2i, the crop factor forces the photographer to crop off a significant amount of the subject when photographing the subject from the same distance, OR to back up in order to get […]
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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!