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 […]

Abstract Photography – 30 Ideas to Bust Your Creative Rut!

Fairy Christmas Lights Bokeh Photo Tutorial

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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 […]

When you’re a photographer, it can be a really tricky balance of shooting for clients, taking all the family memory style photos, AND taking photos for pure joy! The kind of creative ‘play’ many of us used to shoot when we were first learning… Maybe your kids have grown up or they’re not as home […]

How Passion Projects Can Spark Your Creativity As A Photographer

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6 Breathtaking Macro Flower Compositions

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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 […]

8 Things You Can Do Today To Take Better Photos

10 Easy Tricks to Get Real Smiles from Kids for Photos

We probably all know that if you want to make kids smile quickly and easily for photos, ask them to “say cheese!” BUT the problem with that is you’ll generally get phony, cheesy, sugary full of teeth smiles, which can be great sometimes but doesn’t show off their real personalities and we don’t want the […]

There’s no doubt that self portraiture is one of the most challenging genres of photography – nothing feels quite as vulnerable as stepping out from behind the camera and braving the other side of the lens. So if the idea of going full-face in front of the camera in a self portrait is a bit […]

17 Ways To Use Reflections In Your Self Portraits

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CLG Featured Artists Reel #38 – Our Fave Grad Photos

Welcome to our weekly highlights reel of Featured Artists. This week’s collection showcases an incredible use of light and colour, including some really striking portraits! Congrats to our featured artists Aimee Wheeler, Ali Vrbas, Bek Alexander, Cathy Eves, Colleen E Sousa, Emily Lomax, Merissa Wakefield, Pam Gosenheimer, Teresa Souders and Tina Demasi Xx Enjoy the […]

5 Dramatic Lighting Techniques and How to Use Them When we’re new to photography, we tend to avoid dramatic lighting and instead look for flat, soft light. And why not? It’s a perfect place to start as this type of light allows you to create flattering and beautiful portraits. But flat soft light lacks depth […]

5 Dramatic Lighting Photography Techniques

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How To Shoot Beautiful Bokeh Photography

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What is bokeh photography? Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image, and is made out of little circles of colour and light. Making photos more pleasing to the eye, bokeh effects can be so pretty sometimes that not only do they make gorgeous backdrops for portraits, […]