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A Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! When it comes to exposure, there’s no one size fits all, perfect correct exposure. You can expose dark, light and everything in between according to your subject matter and your creative vision. When a photo contains more dark tones and colours than any other, it’s called a low key […]

6 Brilliants Ways to Use Dramatic Natural Light

A Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! A great portrait is one that conveys something intangible about the subject. Imagine doing that without including your subject’s face? And that’s the task our Grads faced last week, when they were set the theme of Faceless Portraits for their regular challenge. It really forces you to think outside […]

21 Faceless Portraits to Inspire

A Posing Guide for Awesome Photos of Teen Guys To state the obvious, quite often males aren’t the most comfortable in front of the camera, and that applies especially in the case of teen guys. So when it comes to poses for guys, it makes a huge difference to simply direct them, because on the […]

9 Prompts & Poses for Guys

A Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! As portrait subjects go, babies are super handy in that they can’t run away from your camera (especially if you’ve ever tried to photograph a toddler!). But they do present some challenges in terms of limited posing options, and lighting a baby if they’re laying down, just to name […]

12 Gorgeous Baby Photos (& how to take your own!)

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! The very exciting and unexpected discovery about macro photography, back when I first started exploring the genre, was the fact it opened up a whole new world of photo options. The reason this was so exciting for me was because I was a mum, and my kids were still young […]

12 Breathtaking Macro Photos

Love Letters from our Students! Led by experienced macro photographer Mel Champion, our Macro Flowers Creative Workshop takes students on a journey of discovery in a positive and supportive online class environment. Over four weeks, alongside like-minded women, Mel takes you behind the scenes and shares her macro shooting secrets for crisp and detailed photos, […]

Creative Workshop Series – Macro Flowers

A Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! We’ve seen lots of editing trends come and go, but black & white portraits never go out of style. And it’s universally loved! But not every photo can make a good black & white. Ok, good to know… but how do you know if a photo is going to […]

12 Stunning Black & White Portraits

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! It doesn’t matter how popular lifestyle and documentary style photography gets… we’ll always love a good old close up portrait of our kids. But they don’t have to be traditional or boring! We’ve curated a bunch of kids portraits from our Grads that catch your eye immediately because they’re full […]

Our Ten Best Kids Portraits with a Fun Twist

We designed our Exploring the Creative Workshop specifically as a tonic for the crazy that is the holiday season, and it just wrapped up last week! But I have to be honest… when I first floated the idea we did umm and ahh a bit… were we mad to run a workshop in December? We […]

24 Unexpected Creative Photos to Make You Smile

Embrace Lifestyle Food Photography Sally Frawley loves family, good coffee, cooking, and high quality, locally produced food. You might say she’s a foodie (we do!). She also loves photography, and so it was natural evolution that she would one day bring all of those things together and photograph food in a lifestyle manner, enabling her […]

A Lifestyle Food Photography Guide

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! “How do I get sharp photos of my kids when they won’t.stop.moving?!” That’s one of the single most asked questions we get about photographing kids. And as it happens, we had a tonne of gorgeous photos of kids in motion shared by our grads lately, sooo… Please enjoy this week’s […]

Our Ten Best Photos of Kids in Motion

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

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! This week’s highlights reel brings you ten of the best lifestyle child portraits found in our grads community! Check em out, be inspired, and grab the tech tips so you can take your own gorgeous lifestyle child portraits! CLG Tip: Low Light Portraits When you’re light challenged, as our grads […]

Our Ten Best Lifestyle Child Portraits

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

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

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! I’m so excited this week to bring you our new look highlights reel… we’ve given it a coat of paint, hung some funky wallpaper, and this week there’s shiny baubles everywhere!! So what’s actually changing? Well every week we’ll still proudly bring you ten of our favourite photos taken by […]

Our Ten Best Festive Photos

“Will the Click Love Grow Enthusiast Photography Course really help me take better photos?” So you’ve seen our course, and you’re wondering whether it’s right for you? I mean, will you really take better photos? I totally get it, and it’s a great question to ask!  Before you invest in any programs or education, it’s […]

Reviews of the Click Love Grow Enthusiast Photography Course

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 – Inspired by Becca Lord-Lyon

When our students graduate from our Advanced course, they move into an exclusive Advanced Grads group. In here they get to explore some higher level techniques and concepts, learn from Advanced grads who have years of experience, and take part in fun and complex challenges design to stretch their skills and creativity! We’ve just started […]

A Colour Inspired Photo Project {Gold}

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

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

Take Your Own Beautiful Newborn Photos A professional newborn photo session is a luxury and a treat, and as photographers naturally we appreciate the value. But we know realistically you can’t employ a professional photographer every other week, and your baby is changing and growing every other day! So if you want to take your […]

7 DIY Newborn Photo Tips

Megan Browne had a DSLR and she knew how to use it. Kinda sorta. In fact Megan had been using manual cameras since film days, but despite trying to learn in multiple ways, she’d never fully grasped manual mode. Over time she found herself using her camera in auto most of the time. But when […]

Student Case Study – Megan Browne

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

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

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

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

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 Case Study – Dinithi Ranatunga

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

Advanced Course Grad Stories Sometimes taking those next steps towards your goals can feel scary… and so can the investment in ourselves to pursue our passions or reach our goals. But an investment is just that.. it’s something that will return to you in value + more.  And our Advanced Photography Course is just that… […]

A Case Study – Amy Philp

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, […]

Student Case Study – 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

When our students graduate from our Advanced course, they move into an exclusive Advanced Grads group. In here they get to explore some higher level techniques and concepts, learn from Advanced grads who have years of experience, and take part in fun and complex challenges design to stretch their skills and creativity! We’ve been running […]

A Colour Inspired Photo Project {Brown}

Today’s post is 2-fold! I’ve had lots of people asking recently about how I got started in photography, and about my journey to here… so I wanted to share! And seccondly, I’ve noticed a lot of conversations amongst our students that one of the biggest challenges they’re facing… it’s not what shutter speed to choose… but the curse […]

My Journey to Here