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The Life Changing Magic of a Personal Photo Project Imagine a photo project that would make you more creative, improve your editing skills, give you precious time with family, create memories for your children, and help you overcome fears and phobias… hard to believe but this really happened!! Once our courses finish, we LOVE to […]

7 Reasons to Start a Project 52 Now

How to Take More Professional Looking Photos Once I’d learned to master my camera in manual mode, I thought I was finally going to start taking the kind of light filled and colourful photos of my kids that I had envisioned. You know what I’m talking about… the kind of photos that led you to […]

The 4 Essential Ingredients of Beautiful Photos

How to Get Blurred Backgrounds with a Kit Lens Blurred backgrounds in our photos is one of the biggest differences between a snapshot and a professional photo. It’s one of the most effective ways to isolate our subject and add depth to our photos. How do you create a blurred background? It’s controlled by your […]

How to Get Blurred Backgrounds with a Kit Lens

Teaching women to do something that fills a space in their heart and brings them joy is incredibly fulfilling for myself and the CLG team. But sometimes (more often than we might realise) a student takes what we teach her and launches herself into the stratosphere, changing their life forever! Naomi Sherman is one of […]

Beautiful Food Photography – Edible Heirlooms by Naomi Sherman

“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

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

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

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

Advanced Photography Course Customer Stories Kate Rankin embarked on our Enthusiast Photography Course with the simple desire to take better photos of her kids. But in her words, the course left her hungry for more, and it opened a Pandora’s box of a world of photography that ultimately changed her life! Today I had the […]

Student Spotlight on Kate Rankin

A Photo Project CelebratingSummer, Memories & Family Celebrating her daughter’s very first summer by taking a photo a day for a month was only meant to be a once off for Bec Brindley, back in 2013. Little did she know it would be the beginning of an annual family tradition, still going strong 7 projects […]

31 Days of Summer – A Creative Photo Project

How to Capture a Starburst in Your Photos Have you ever wondered how to create a starburst in your photos?  Or maybe you’ve taken some accidentally, and you’re not sure how to do it again, on purpose? It adds an awesome sparkle to a photo and can become the focal point of your composition… whether that’s including […]

How to Capture a Starburst in Your Photos

Making the Most of Low Lightin Lifestyle Photography A lack of good natural light is something that occupies the minds of photographers with more regularity than we care to admit (except to other photographers!). And that truth is felt most keenly with indoor lifestyle photography. Why? Because we can’t control the location and therefore, the […]

Lifestyle Photography Tips for a Dark House

Choosing Lenses – How to Choose the Right Lens for Every Situation! When it comes to lenses, there are so.many.options. It can be totally overwhelming when trying to decide what lens you should use or buy to help you achieve the look you want in your photos. We’re here to break it down for you. […]

What Lens Should I Use?

A Real Estate Photography Guide There’s no substitute for beautiful professional real estate photos when you’re trying to sell your home. When I’ve been house hunting, I flick straight past a listing if I can see the photos are really poor quality. Even though I know the photos aren’t necessarily an indicator of the home […]

9 Tips for DIY Real Estate Photos

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

DIY Outdoor Cake Smash Photo Session Capturing your own cake smash photos is a really fun way to mark the most special day on your baby’s calendar… their first birthday! But it’s a session type that can be hard to nail, and often times people just can’t put their finger on what went wrong. The […]

9 Tips for Beautiful Outdoor Cake Smash Photos

Enthusiast Photography Course Customer Stories Today I want to introduce you to the lovely Dinithi. Born and bred in Colombo, Sri Lanka, she now lives in Melbourne with her hubby and their two daughters. Ayaana and Kiara, aged 6 and almost 3 years respectively, were Dinithi’s inspiration to learn photography properly (her words!)… but it […]

Student Spotlight on Dinithi Ranatunga

Getting Variety in Your 3 Month Baby Photos 3 month old baby photos are tricky… they’re more wakeful than newborns, but not yet sitting. Often won’t stay on their side, and they can’t hold their head up (or at least not for very long!). This pretty much leaves you with one pose… baby on their […]

7 Tips for 3 Month Baby Photos

How to Take Beautiful Travel & Landscape Photos I love travel and landscape photography, but when it comes to shooting those genres myself… let’s just say it’s lucky I’m good at portraits! So when we wanted to write an in depth guide to travel photography for beginners, we turned to Veraine Spiller, arguably our most […]

Travel & Landscape Photography – A Beginners Guide

Try These Poses for Beautiful Maternity & Toddler Photos We see so many beautifully artistic and highly styled maternity photos online, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s all a bit overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Heidi Talic, a Click Love Grow courses grad, prefers a more lifestyle approach to her maternity sessions, and […]

7 Maternity Photo Ideas with a Toddler

Posing & Prompts for Toddler & Newborn Photos Newborn photography is challenging enough… throw in a toddler and that’s next level! You could just pop that toddler in the frame at the absolute last second and crazily fire off a round of high speed continuous shots. Bam, done! But what if you want good photos, […]

Toddler & Newborn Photography Guide

A Complete Guide to Birth Photography Birth photography… As a mother, it makes perfect sense to me to photograph one of the most important days of my life. If only I could go back in time to do it! Sadly, it was barely a genre when I was birthing my littles. As photo sessions go, […]

A Complete Guide to Birth Photography

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

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

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

New to Macro Photography? Start Here! Our Click Love Grow graduates often ask “I want to try macro photography, but I don’t know where to start”. It’s a genre that requires specialist equipment, and different settings than what you might be used to. So it’s understandable why a lot of people don’t know where to […]

Macro Photography Beginners Guide

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 Photograph a Winter Landscape I’d been wanting to write a piece about photographing a winter landscape for at least a couple of years. There was only one problem… I’ve never been to an extreme wintery kinda place with my camera, and I’m not planning to any time soon! Luckily, our Click Love Grow […]

A Guide to Winter Landscape Photography

A Step-by-Step Guide for Shooting a Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session The biggest appeal of lifestyle photography lies in capturing the beauty and authenticity of real life. It’s a style we see a lot among our Click Love Grow graduates, and so when we wanted to write a guide on how to shoot a lifestyle newborn […]

Lifestyle Newborn Photography Guide

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

Kids Love a Confetti Photo Session! 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

Kids Sport – Why Your Photos are Blurry and How to Control It Have you ever tried to take photos of your kids sport in auto mode on your DSLR? How did they turn out? Whether they’re chasing a football, swimming a 200m butterfly, or speeding toward you on dirt bike… the action is fast. […]

Kids Sport – Freeze Motion for Sharp Photos

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Over the last two lessons our Enthusiast Photography Course students have been learning manual mode in easy bite sized chunks. This has meant in just 2 short weeks, they’ve gone from shooting in auto mode and randomly getting blurry photos that were either too bright or too dark… to knowing […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Last week our Enthusiast Photography Course students learned how to control motion in their photos… and you know what that means… no more accidental blurry, out of focus photos for them! Shutter speed is the element of manual mode that controls this effect, and the challenge was to use it […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Our newest Enthusiast Photography Course students took the first step to controlling their cameras when they dived into Lesson 3 last week, which is all about aperture. This is the element that lets you create gorgeous blurry backgrounds, and the lesson challenge was to do exactly that! Meanwhile our September […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}