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Tips for shooting Christmas lights!

The holiday's are right around the corner! #Family will be coming and you want to make sure you can get the best pictures possible right? So break out your #camera and use a few of these tips for great images for you to cherish in the years to come. First lets talk about lighting. #Lighting is always difficult because your camera sensor really has no idea what it wants or needs to do with all those different color lights! The key here is don't use your flash and get your sett

Tips for Sunrise Photography

Everyone loves a great sunrise image. Below are some tips to better images if your an early bird who loves to get out there in the morning for some great images. If you love getting up early in the morning then learning to capture the beauty of the moment will leave you with some great images to print and share. So what makes a great sunrise image? The answer to that is a broad one, but to start is arriving at the right time. The best time to capture the light at sunrise is a

Lighting 101: Dramatic Effects

One of my favorite lighting set ups is for Black & White Photography. You can use the same set up for color but I happen to be a fan of B&W images. Learning to see light will help you to be a better photographer. What do I mean by see light? When your client is in front of you how you light them will determine several things. One of those is the effect you want to have on your subject. Do you want the light to be flat or dramatic? Do you want to light the whole subject or ju

Tips for New Photographers

You have decided to start a family photography business but where do you go from here? Here are a few tips to help you get started. Having spent years as a family photographer before building my commercial business, I learned a lot of things along the way that I wish I knew then! "Photographing families can be fun and challenging all at the same time. But it allows you to be creative and attract the clients that are looking to get away from your typical posed family photograp

TIPS: How to improve your family portraits!

So you have this new camera and you want to take family pictures, or maybe you are just getting started in family photography. Either way below are a few tips to help you along the way. "Eye contact is not always essential in a family portrait. Having some people looking at each other or away from the camera if there is a large group will make it look more natural." 1. Lighting is Key. As with all photography lighting is key. If you are shooting inside and can’t afford expen

WOODSTOCK HEADSHOTS

Starting at $150.00. Everthing you need to know about our headshots. "Your headshot is often the first thing someone will run across on the internet. Make it count." -- Billy Jackson, CEO 1. Headshot pricing starts at $150.00 We recognize that everyone has a different need for a headshot. It may be something simple for your business card, social media or corporation. Some may need more of an editorial #headshot such as an author or a business person in a specific field. We ha

How to use natural light to capture your image!

In our upcoming workshop "Using natural light" we will teach you how to create stunning images with your camera and a flash. "We all have a story to tell about our business, a professional photographer can tell my story with pictures. Stock photography tells someone else's story." --- John B. Using natural light is easier than you think. Here are some common questions. 1. Do I need studio lighting to shoot a family portrait outdoors? The answer to this is two fold. Depending

WHY IS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR BUSINESS?

You get one chance to make a first impression. Don't Blow it. "We all have a story to tell about our business, a professional photographer can tell my story with pictures. Stock photography tells someone else's story." --- John B. FIVE REASONS WHY EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS 1. A picture is worth a thousand words. These days pictures are worth at least a thousand words – probably more! #Photos enable you to show your clients and customers what you have to offer r