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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

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

A Fun Project to Display Your Photos What do you do with your photos at home?  Do you have a photo display proudly on show in most rooms of your home? Or are they tucked away on a hard drive somewhere, forgotten because the mere thought of wading through thousands of photos fills you with […]

Create a Photo Display Feature Wall

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

Be Prepared & Nail Your Baptism Photos! So you’ve been asked to take some baptism photos. Exciting! Until you start thinking about the challenges… a dark church being the predominant fear! Photographically speaking, it’s fair to say a Baptism or Christening offers more unique challenges than any other type of photo session, and a dark […]

7 Essential Tips for Beautiful Baptism Photos

Avoid the Overwhelm With These Easy Fourth of July Photo Ideas Your fourth of July photos don’t need to be expensive or involve sourcing a dozen expensive or hard to find props! We LOVE the styled set ups that we see in the CLG community… but not everyone has the time, the money, or the […]

10 Easy Fourth of July Photo Ideas

Nail Your 4th of July Fireworks Photos! If you’ve ever tried to photograph fireworks, you probably already know it can be tricky. The good news is the only thing standing between you and perfect fireworks photos is a handful of tech tips. And for that, we got you covered! Andrea McNelley is a Click Love […]

How to Photograph Fireworks

Get Creative with Your Macro Photography I bet you think there’s only so many ways to photograph a flower. Mel Champion is a CLG grad who will disagree wholeheartedly! The moment she tried macro flower photography, she was addicted. The diverse range of tones, textures and form across an endless species of flora, combined with […]

5 Breathtaking Macro Flower Compositions

Think Outside the Square for Creative Maternity Photos Bronwyn Pickering doesn’t like shooting in any ordinary old location. So it’s lucky she lives in Mildura… a rural town in a pocket of Australia known as the Sunraysia region. The name couldn’t be more fitting… when I think of the area, I picture its golden light, […]

Creative Maternity Photos – Abandoned House

Be Inspired and Get Creative withMacro Photography! Watching our grads take what we teach them about the fundamentals of photography, and explore different genres to find their own artistic niche is pretty exciting to us. Some of them fall in love with macro, and we’ve seen some seriously jaw dropping images! If you’ve been dabbling […]

4 Styles of Macro Photography to Inspire

“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

Preserve Childhood Memories with Beautiful Words & Photos When I had my first baby, I felt an acute awareness of how quickly the days were flying. I was overwhelmed with tiredness and hormones, and trying to take in every moment, every first, every little bit of growth and change. I worried that it would all […]

A Letter to My Daughter

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

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

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

DIY Cake Smash Photos What better way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday than with a fun cake smash photo session! But what if the expense of baby’s first birthday present, a party, cake, and all.the.things… has exhausted the budget and there’s nothing left for a professional photo shoot? Or maybe you tried it already… […]

Take Your Own Cake Smash Photos

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

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

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

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

Birth Photography – How to Shoot a Cesarean Birth Cesarean birth photography is a genre with unique challenges around light, space, safety, protocols and simple logistics! If you’re completely new to birth photography, head here first… it’s our Complete Guide to Birth Photography with Alana Prosper. It details everything you need to know to shoot […]

Birth Photography – A Cesarean Birth

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

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

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

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

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

Sidewalk Chalk Photos –A Fun Photo Project Photographer’s child syndrome anyone? I know you know the pain, because it’s not limited to professional photographers. Our kids love having their photo taken… the first 18 times. But the next eleventy billion shots? Not so much! Sidewalk chalk photos are the antidote to photographer’s child syndrome. Big […]

Sidewalk Chalk Photgraphy Tips

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Do you know how to recognise good light? The kind that flatters your subject and makes the difference between a snapshot and a beautiful, professional looking photo? Our August Enthusiast Photography Course students do, because they spent all last week learning about light (otherwise known as Lesson 2)! They learned […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Whilst we were welcoming new graduates into our grads group last week… a brand new batch of students landed in our August Enthusiast Photography Course! They dived enthusiastically into the first lesson, which teaches the skills they need to create compositions that are balanced, harmonious and pleasing to the eye. […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! It’s graduation week in our Enthusiast Photography Course! Over the last eight weeks, our students have learned to shoot in full manual mode, and the fundamentals of light, composition and editing, as well as portraits and landscapes. So in graduation week we get to see all of those skills come […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Our current Enthusiast Photography Course students continue to enjoy learning all the fundamentals of manual mode, light and composition. This week was an exciting one… the brief was to take an image that considers all they’ve learned to date about composition and light… in full manual mode! After spending the […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}