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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

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

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

Advanced Photography Course Customer Stories This week we’re celebrating our Advanced Photography Course grads, and today I’m excited to introduce you to the gorgeous Kristen Gurney! Kristen lives in a beautiful pocket of Melbourne’s inner west with her hubby and their two children Harry (4) and Chloe (2.5). Just like sooo many of our grads, […]

Student Spotlight on Kristen Gurney

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

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

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

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

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

Panning – Learn this FunTechnique for Capturing Motion Panning is a creative photography technique which involves physically tracking a subject in motion by moving your camera at the same speed. The goal is a sharp subject, against a streaky background. Our subject is kept sharp when our camera moves with them at the same pace, […]

Panning – a Step by Step Guide for Beginners

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

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

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

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

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

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! So excited this week at Click Love Grow and loving all the beautiful images from our students… Here’s a small sample from what we’ve been seeing this week with Enthusiast students learning composition and

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

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

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! It’s busy busy at Click Love Grow this month… we have our Beautiful Baby Workshop running with Heidi Talic, and the photos from students are wonderful! We have an Enthusiast Course where our students have just ticked over into full manual, and are ready to jump into Portraits Week (keep […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Kellee’s 5 for 5

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Blurry photos that are too dark or too bright is the number one frustration of beginning photographers! The culprit is shutter speed, one of the three elements of manual mode, and learning how to control it is the key you need to take the kind of photos you want to […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Our September Enthusiast Photography Course students have taken their first step into manual mode this past week as they learn how to create beautiful blurry backgrounds on purpose using aperture, which is one of the three elements of manual mode! Meanwhile our August Enthusiast students are graduating this week! Stay […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! Do you know how to recognise beautiful light, the kind that flatters your subject? This is what our September Enthusiast Photography Course students learned last week as they sank their teeth in Lesson 2! Meanwhile our August Enthusiast students stepped out of their comfort zones and learned what it takes […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}

Our Weekly Highlights Reelof Inspiration! It’s a crazy busy time at CLG with 3 courses now running concurrently! Our August Enthusiast Photography Course students dived into the portraits lesson and learned the essential ingredients of lighting, posing and framing to take beautiful portraits that flatter their subject and engage the viewer. All in full manual […]

Our Top Ten {Click Love Grow Highlights Reel}