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Stuck for NewbornPhoto Ideas? Lifestyle newborn photos give us a peek into baby’s everyday life, thereby telling baby’s story of their early days without words. For that reason, the potential for variety is endless and only limited by baby’s routine and environment. With help from our fabulous CLG grads, we’ve come up with 101 different […]

101 Lifestyle Newborn Photo Ideas

Embracing Photo Challenges for Creative Growth At Click Love Grow we are always encouraging our students and grads to keep learning… and the best thing about our courses is that the fun doesn’t end when you graduate. It’s important to keep practicing what you know and to keep using your skills… but it’s also important […]

How I Became a Better Photographer

“Will the Click Love Grow Enthusiast Photography Course really help me take better photos?” If you’re reading this article, I’m assuming you’ve just asked yourself that very question! I want to reassure you that you will achieve your goals… and I can do that in a much more powerful way than, well, just telling you […]

Reviews of the Click Love Grow Enthusiast Photography Course

5 Tips for Taking Beach Photos in Harsh Light I avoid harsh light with as much determination and distaste as my kids do with vegetables. It’s unflattering, and totally jarring in photos. It highlights facial imperfections and makes my subjects squint. It can even make it hard to see through the lens and focus. Harsh […]

How to Take Beach Photos in Harsh Light

How to Capture Kids at Play! Capturing our kids can be challenging for a variety of reasons, the most common being they simply get sick of our camera in their faces! But what if they’re just busy kids? I’m not just talking about kids who don’t stop moving… …for many of us, the older our […]

Kids Photography – Capturing Kids at Play

Demystifying Lifestyle, Documentary &Portrait Photography I love photographing faces, and I’ve been doing it for more than a decade. When I started out, all my photos were traditional portraits. As my skills improved and I had some experience behind me, I posed my subjects less and less. I became confident in my abilities to produce […]

Lifestyle vs Documentary vs Portrait Photography – What’s the Difference?

How to Photograph a Fresh 48 Session A Fresh 48 is the new black in newborn photography. So what exactly is it? It’s a session that takes place during the first 48 hours of a newborn’s life. It aims to capture many of the early moments and special firsts, before they leave the hospital to […]

7 Tips to Capture a Fresh 48

How to Use a Macro Lens to Photograph a Newborn The ultimate goal of newborn photography is capturing the essence of that little person whilst they’re still very new to the world. Because that very newness will grow and change in a heartbeat, and you want a visual record of it before it’s gone. Especially […]

Using a Macro Lens for Newborn Photography

When to Break the Rule of Thirds and Centre Your Subject The rule of thirds has a lot to answer for. It’s one of the first rules of composition we all learn, along with why we shouldn’t centre our subjects. Don’t get me wrong… there’s a reason it’s been around for a couple hundred years, […]

When to Break the Rule of Thirds

How To Export Images for Print and Web and Get perfect Results Every Time “How should I export my images from Lightroom for print and web use?” This is a question that comes up more frequently than any other question within our Click Love Grow community. So we’ve created this post to address all those […]

Lightroom Tutorial – Exporting Images for Print & Web

Try These Fun Photo Ideas for Capturing Brothers When it comes to kids photography, Dana Whitley is a Click Love Grow graduate who has a knack for capturing her boys in a candid manner. Through her un-posed photos she records their childhood in a way that communicates their essence. Her photos are universally loved in […]

Kids Photography Ideas – Capturing Brothers

Shadow Photography – Embracing Hard Light Hard light is much maligned in portrait photography, for various reasons. But what do you do when you can’t avoid it? Embrace it… in the form of shadow photography. It’s a thing, and it’s addictive!   Let Hard Light Be a Superstar! Those of us who love taking photos […]

Shadow Photography – Embracing Hard Light

20 Unposed Poses for Natural Family Photos Posing people can be one of the most challenging aspects of portrait photography. In my experience most subjects awkwardly await direction, when what I want is for them to interact naturally so I can capture their love and connection. So they need some direction. But I’m not talking […]

20 Posing Ideas for Natural Photos

How to Select your Aperture for Large Group Groups One of the easiest ways to improve our portraits is by creating beautiful background blur. It’s a great effect because it creates a clutter free background, which is essential in making sure our subjects pop!   You need to be shooting in manual mode to get […]

How to Select your Aperture for Large Group Photos

How to Take Confetti Photos   I’ve always wanted to try confetti photos!  They’re fun, whimsical, colourful and I knew my kids would love it!  And let’s face it… for most of us, photo sessions need to be fun for our kids to willingly participate! The end result I was going for was my daughter […]

How to Take Confetti Photos

8 Fun & Easy DIY Photography Backdrop Ideas Sometimes you just can’t find that perfect combination of good light and an uncluttered background to shoot portraits indoors. At times like that, a photography backdrop is the answer… but it doesn’t need to be expensive! In fact, it’s super easy to create a DIY photography backdrop! […]

DIY Photography Backdrop Ideas

How to Shoot in Manual Mode So you’ve bought your first DSLR and it’s not living up to your expectations. You’re taking hundreds of shots… just to fluke a few keepers. Is this where you’re at? When I bought my first DSLR, I thought there was something wrong with it. It simply didn’t live up […]

How to Shoot in Manual Mode

Our Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! This week our Advanced Photography Course students continued to explore traditional portrait lighting techniques, and creative backlighting. This is my favourite module… when students discover delicious light, this proud teacher takes a lot of joy from the stunning images they create! Meanwhile our Enthusiast Photography Course students continue to […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

The drive to record childhood memories… Just like Lisa, who we’re featuring today, I was first motivated to start learning photography after my first daughter was born. It’s like something I hadn’t even focused on before ‘clicked’ inside me… and I suddenly needed to be able to capture all the small moments, the big milestones, […]

Spotlight on Lisa O’Doherty

Our Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! This week our Advanced Photography Course students moved onto the lighting module, which delves deep into portrait lighting, and backlighting. The backlighting lesson is always a favourite, and the images in the album were an absolutely stunning use of light! Meanwhile our Enthusiast Photography Course students continue to learn […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

How to Grow as a Photographer We’re so lucky at Click Love Grow to be frequently inspired by our grads, and I’m often in awe of the beautiful images they share in our group. A while back I was so excited to see one of our Advanced grads dream big and move mountains to make […]

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