Lovely soft light, the rule of thirds, nice, even exposures… These are all the fundamental skills we are taught when we first take the plunge into manual mode and begin learning photography. And there’s a reason for this – a thorough understanding of these technical elements helps us build a strong foundation for our photography, […]

Breaking The Rules Like An Artist

Imagine how it would feel to have complete control over your photos. To have the skills to look at a scene, subject or location and know exactly what you need to do with respect to light, exposure, settings and composition – to recreate the vision that is in your head? When Sara Sparrey joined our […]

Customer Stories – Sara Sparrey

Are you familiar with a photography rut? We have all been there at one time or another… times when we don’t know what to capture, or we feel like we’re just doing the same thing the same way over and over and not really growing. So today I want to offer a remedy if you’re […]

The Highlights Reel: 15 Documentary Style Photos

Backlight usually makes us think of golden hour beach photos… warm light, sandy feet and sunkissed faces. Yum! But there’s so many ways to use backlight beyond the beach, and today’s highlights reel of images from our talented Grads is the inspiration for this tutorial. Read on experiment with backlight to bring a little magic […]

6 Backlight Photo Ideas to Try

backlight at the beach with sandy foreshore

Do you ever scroll through Insta, feeling wowed by really amazing compositions, and wishing you were as creative as those photographers? Whilst it’s true that composition is often instinctive. By that I mean when the photographer looks through the viewfinder, they just get a feel for how they should frame the shot. But lots of […]

How to Use Leading Lines for Great Photos

Much as we love the organic nature of documentary and lifestyle portraits, there’s beauty in the simplicity of an uncluttered studio portrait which highlights our subject so powerfully. That said you don’t need a studio to take beautiful, simple studio portraits easily at home. So today’s highlights reel is a collection of studio portraits taken […]

How to Take Studio Portraits at Home

Our Grads in the northern hemisphere might be shivering in the cold right now, but what a fantastic opportunity for breathtaking photos shot in a winter wonderland! So this week’s highlights reel is a collection of fantastic ideas for shooting in the snow! Check em out and grab the bonus tips!   1. Portraits One […]

22 Ideas for Fabulous Snow Photos

Many of our Grads talk about having taken up photography because they wanted an outlet for creativity, and something that was just for them. And Kellee, a mum of four and a much loved member of our CLG community, is one of those Grads.   Meet Kellee Kellee lives in Fargo, North Dakota with her […]

Customer Stories – Kellee Kromarek Hann

As much as we love photography, all too often work, kids, family and everything in between seems to come first, and we don’t shoot anywhere near as often as we’d like. But when you consider how big  part photography plans in our emotional well-being, it makes zero sense that it’s not at the very top […]

20 Grad Photos to Inspire Your Project 365

Are you your family historian? You know what I mean… that person in the family who documents all.the.things in photos, driven by a desire to not forget a single thing. Not to mention it’s a tangible way to ensure your future generations know your family’s story. From the big things to all the little everyday […]

Customer Stories – Vicki Cardilini