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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 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

“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

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! Our first Advanced Photography Course for the year kicked off last week, much to the delight of the students! They dived enthusiastically into the first module, which explores complex exposure techniques. One of the challenges was to create a high key and low key image, and the level of […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! This week on our Enthusiast Photography Course students dived into full manual mode! We teach it in bite sized chunks, by exploring each element individually over two lessons. This way they can learn exactly how each element controls light and visual effect, without the overwhelm. This is the week […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

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

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 […]

Shoot for your Dreams

Advanced Course Grad Stories When you’ve mastered the basics of photography it can feel so exhilarating; to finally shoot in manual mode, to have control over your camera and know exactly how all the settings work together.   It’s a fantastic feeling and something you should be proud of! But then, as you keep practicing, you […]

Student Spotlight – Carla Yeo

Advanced Course Grad Stories Are you confident shooting in manual mode… but you’re lusting to take more creative photos? Maybe you’ve hit the ‘Learning Plateau’ where you’ve mastered those initial skills, but after an initial jump in skill, you’re not seeing the same improvements and no matter how much more you practice, you’re feeling stuck. […]

Student Spotlight – Merissa Wakefield

Advanced Course Grad Stories I’d been in the military for almost a decade when I found photography.  I was also a mum, and life in general was fun but busy and full with all. the. things. So who would’ve thought I’d have time for something extra on my plate… it seemed crazy. Yet the funny […]

Student Spotlight – Melissa Bantick

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… […]

Student Spotlight – Amy Philp