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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 […]

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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

Kids Photography Ideas – Capturing Boys 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 our community, […]

Kids Photography Ideas – Capturing Boys

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! A big warm welcome to our February Enthusiast Photography Course students! Lesson one saw them exploring fundamental composition techniques to help them create beautiful, balanced and visually powerful images. Meanwhile, our January group dived into the Portraits lesson. There was so much awesome in there, we managed to curate […]

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Create Dramatic Natural Light Portraits Using Single Window Light It’s a common misconception that when you want to start taking more dramatic portraits, you need to invest in and learn how to use studio lights or off camera flash. Whilst they do obviously have their place, we will show you how to level up your […]

Easy Dramatic Natural Light Portraits

How to Take Stunning Snow Portraits When the snow starts falling, that all white winter wonderland is an exciting opportunity for snow portraits! Think sparkling eyes, apple cheeks pink with cold, beautiful texture in the form of warm woolies. Add pops of vibrant colour, and it’s easy to create really eye catching, dynamic portraits with […]

7 Secrets for Stunning Snow Portraits

Video: How to get natural smiles from your kids (& avoid the ultra cheesy grins)

Our Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! How to get blurry backgrounds is one of the top three things our students want to learn when they join our Enthusiast Photography Course. It helps isolate our subject, remove distractions from our background, and is one of the easiest ways to elevate our photos from snapshots to something special. […]

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Our Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! Light is the big kahuna in photography… but there’s more to it than simply quantity. The quality of the light you use in your photos is equally if not more important. And that’s what Lesson 2 of our Enthusiast Photography Course is all about! Our students dived into the […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! Happy new year and welcome to our first highlights reel of 2019! We’re very pleased to kick it off with some AMAZING before and after shots from our new graduating students! In other news, our first Enthusiast Photography Course for the year kicked off last week! Students dived into […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reel of Inspiration! One of the most frustrating things about shooting in auto mode, is unwanted motion blur. Just another reason why it’s so important to master our expensive DSLRs! Lesson 4 of our Enthusiast Photography Course is all about shutter speed, one of the three elements of manual shooting. When we […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Avoid These Common Mistakes and Improve your Kids Photography Do you grab the camera for every special occasion, milestone and outing, only to be disappointed when your photos don’t turn out how you imagined? Most of the time you probably can’t put your finger on why they didn’t turn out. Sound familiar? Most of the […]

The Top 5 Kids Photography Mistakes