Beautifully backlit photos are dreamy, warm, golden, whimsical…what’s not to love? But there’s more to creating a stunning backlit portrait than finding light and putting it behind your subject. Click Love Grow Instructor Merissa Wakefield is a master of backlit photography, and she has shared her top 3 secrets for nailing your next shoot!   […]

3 Secrets To Beautiful Backlit Photos

3 Tips for Perfect Golden Hour Portraits

Golden hour can elevate your portraits to a whole new level because it offers up stunning natural light like no other. Its warm, soft glow makes our photos dreamy and captivating, with a summer vibe; what’s not to love?! So here are three essential tips to help you capture perfect golden hour portraits. Enjoy! 1. […]

Golden hour is a term you would be familiar with even if you’re only a tiny way into your photography learning! Maybe you’re wondering what it is, or why everyone is seemingly mad for it. Or maybe you already know, and you just want to learn how to use it yourself… What is the golden […]

How to Capture Breathtaking Golden Hour Photos

The Unexpected Lighting Trick For Colourful & Vibrant Portraits

Are you missing out on capturing some of your kid’s most fun moments because they’re happening in the midday sun? We’ve all been there – the sun is high up in the sky, casting harsh shadows, and you find yourself hesitating to capture that perfect shot. But parents of young kids know that outdoor life […]

Ah spring… it’s slowly warming up here in Australia, which means cherry blossoms! They make an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for a portrait session, and today I’m sharing the steps so you can recreate these cherry blossom portraits! How to Make Your Subject Pop To create this effect, you need a really blurred background, and sharp […]

How To Take Stunning Cherry Blossom Portraits

8 Things You Can Do Today To Take Better Photos

Are you not loving your photos, but can’t put your finger on why?  I remember feeling really frustrated with my camera and wanting to take better photos of my kids and travels. But it felt so overwhelming when I tried to dive into learning photography. There was so much online help, but I had no […]

If you love dark & moody style images, you might be surprised to know it’s not about editing (although that’s part of it). But it starts with exposure – low key photography is the first step to a dark & moody style, and in this tutorial we’re showing you how to master it so you […]

How To Use Natural Light For Dark & Moody Photos

Dramatic Photography: 18 Gorgeous Photos Using Pockets of Light

As photographers, we’re ingrained to look for light-filled locations to take crisp and well-exposed photos. And as photographers…we often leave the camera untouched when we don’t find that kind of light! However, all you need is a small pocket to work with and a willingness to embrace low light photography, low key exposures and, sometimes, […]

5 Secrets of Contemporary Portraits   Contemporary portrait photography is modern, fun and creative, often characterised by outside the box compositions, unexpected locations, experimental use of light and raw, simple posing that captivates the viewer. Bronwyn Pickering is a CLG Advanced Grad who we would describe as a master at this genre, but the truth […]

5 Secrets of Contemporary Portraits

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A Day In The Light

A dark house is the portrait photographer’s nemesis. But low light doesn’t have to mean dark and dreary… think dark and moody. Emma Davis is a CLG Advanced Grad and an instructor on our team. She’s a self confessed light seeker and mum to six gorgeous muses to indulge her love of hunting and capturing […]