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

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Abstract Photography – 30 Ideas to Bust Your Creative Rut!

Feeling a creative urge, but not sure where to begin? Or perhaps you can’t get out of the house to try any kind of photography that you need to leave your own space to find, because: kids. Don’t despair! Abstract is the perfect technique for stretching your creativity. And the fabulous thing about abstract photography is you […]

Behind The Scenes Of a Christmas Lights Photography Session Are you a Christmas lover? The excitement, the anticipation, the planning for the big day? Christmas tree fairy lights are the perfect backdrop for your holiday cards, and this tutorial will show you exactly how to make your fairy bokeh effect sparkle! As a bonus, it’s […]

Fairy Christmas Lights Bokeh Photo Tutorial

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Click Love Grow Students – Artist Spotlight on Tandra Hull

Word of mouth is the single most powerful way to share how great our photography courses are… and for that reason we love sharing our Grad’s photography stories and delighting in their images! So today in our continuing series of customer stories I’m delighted to introduce you to Tandra! Read on to learn exactly what […]

For those of us with an artistic streak that has been inside us for a lot longer than we’ve been mothers, we know the feeling of being too busy and craving time for a creative outlet. But that’s the beauty of photography… even if you’ve only got 5 minutes, you can fill your cup without […]

A Creative Outlet for Busy Mums: Kate McKenna, Student

6 Reasons Why You’re Getting Blurry Photos

6 Reasons Why You’re Getting Blurry Photos Blurry photos – have you ever wondered why sometimes your photos are tack sharp… and then other times they’re a bit soft and blurry? It’s all so hit and miss, and very frustrating! Whether you’re an enthusiast photographer with a fancy DSLR, or you just love taking photos with […]

When the very first digital cameras came out back in the mid 1990s, they were initially limited to compact, point-and-shoot style cameras. It took a while for professional-style film SLR (single lens reflex) cameras to make the transition to digital. The very first DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras featured a similar mechanical design to […]

DSLR versus Mirrorless – Which Camera Is Right For You?

How to Get Sharper Photos of Kids in Motion

Why Your Action Photos are Blurry (& How To Fix It!) Have you ever tried to take photos of your kids on the move or playing sport in auto mode on your DSLR? How did they turn out? Were they blurrier than you’d hoped? Or did it all happen so fast you didn’t get the […]

Mandy Jane Dalby is a Click Love Grow grad, known for her unposed style of kids photography. But this is more than lifestyle… more than documentary. Mandy captures movement and emotion in her kids’ everyday life, in a way that makes it clear she is unhindered by any driving need to be technically perfect. That’s […]

Kids Photography – Capturing Kids at Play

Embrace High ISO (and get better results!)

When I first began using my DSLR in manual mode, one of the first things I learned was  high ISO causes grain. Therefore, ISO is the enemy. Sound familiar? I would either avoid shooting inside, or reluctantly pump my ISO. But I’d only push it a little, knowingly creating a slightly underexposed image. I figured […]