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


June 17, 2018

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 […]

AJ & Marissa | Fond du Lac Spring Family Photos


May 12, 2018

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


April 29, 2018

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

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


April 12, 2018

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


January 28, 2018

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

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 & Lens Experiments: Noise

For Photographers

December 31, 2017

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. […]

Camera & Lens Experiments: Bokeh Quality

For Photographers

December 30, 2017

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 […]

Camera & Lens Experiments: Crop Factor

For Photographers

December 30, 2017

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Saving Your Digital Photos: A Guide For Consumers


November 9, 2017

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 Senior Photos


August 23, 2017