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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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How to Get Sharper Photos of Kids in Motion

Why Your Action Photos are Blurry and How to Control 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? Whether they’re chasing a football, swimming a 200m butterfly, or speeding toward you on dirt bike… 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

DSLR versus Mirrorless – Which Camera Is Right For You?

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 […]

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 […]

6 Reasons Why You’re Getting Blurry Photos

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 […]

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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How to Get Blurred Backgrounds In Photos (Even With a Kit Lens)

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How to Get Blurred Backgrounds (Even with a Kit Lens) Creating background blur in your photos is one of the biggest differences between a snapshot and a professional photo. It’s also one of the most effective ways to isolate your subject, and add depth to your photos. “How do I make the background blurry? or […]

It was a little harder than usual this week to narrow down the gorgeous Grad shot images to just a handful of faves for our Highlights Reel! This collection of 21 dreamy photos were a stand out… enjoy and congrats if you were featured! Join my new workshop and learn How to Shoot Pro-Quality Photos […]

Highlights Reel – 23 of Our Fave Grad Images

Explaining AV & TV Setting Modes On Your Camera

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Have you taken a look at your camera’s dial lately? There are so many options you’d be forgiven for switching it to Auto or even reaching for your camera phone at times because it just feels a little too overwhelming! Our blog post today will help tackle the AV and TV dial codes, explain what […]

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