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Our Weekly Top Ten Highlights Reel! I can hardly believe it’s graduation week over in our Enthusiast Photography Course!  And yet here we are once again, with a brand new batch of graduates all shooting confidently in full manual mode and possessing fabulous new skills in composition and light. They’re now taking the kind of […]

Weekly Top Ten – Click Love Grow Highlights Reel

Those of us who love taking photos of people, tend to think of hard light as the enemy. We steer away from it because it’s unflattering and can be challenging to use it in a way that doesn’t create unwanted distractions. But avoiding it is limiting, frustrating, and ignores the fact that… …hard light can […]

Creative Ways to Photograph Kids in Hard Light

Those of us who love taking photos of people, tend to think of hard light as the enemy. We steer away from it because it’s unflattering and can be challenging to use it in a way that doesn’t create unwanted distractions. But avoiding it is limiting, frustrating, and ignores the fact that… …hard light can […]

Creative Ways to Photograph Kids in Hard Light

Posing people can be one of the most challenging aspects of portrait photography. In my experience most subjects awkwardly await direction, when what I want is for them to interact naturally so I can capture their love and connection. So they need some direction, but I’m not talking about awkward, stiff poses that you’d never […]

20 Poses for Natural Photos of Kids, Families and Couples

Photographer’s child syndrome… the struggle is real! It’s all fun and games when we first start taking photos of our own kids, but they grow weary of our camera way too quickly! But there is a way around it… documentary photography. I love this style for capturing children for a few reasons. It ensures we […]

Documenting Childhood – The Ultimate Documentary Photography Guide

Photographer’s child syndrome… the struggle is real! It’s all fun and games when we first start taking photos of our own kids, but they grow weary of our camera way too quickly! But there is a way around it… documentary photography. I love this style for capturing children for a few reasons. It ensures we […]

Documenting Childhood – The Ultimate Documentary Photography Guide

Receive a cheap camera as a child = a love of photography is born. This is such a familiar story… in fact it’s exactly my story too (I won’t tell you what year!)… …but in this instance, the story belongs to Jessica Lea Slade, from Perth in Western Australia. Jess graduated from our Enthusiast Photography […]

Featured Graduate {Jessica Lea Slade}

It was more than 4 years ago that Emma Shaw took part in our very first Enthusiast Photography Course, yet I still remember that she seemed to figure out what she loved shooting the most before she’d even graduated. Her love of newborn photography came early, and as a testament to her determination to learn […]

Studio Style {Newborn Session by Emma Shaw}

It was more than 4 years ago that Emma Shaw took part in our very first Enthusiast Photography Course, yet I still remember that she seemed to figure out what she loved shooting the most before she’d even graduated. Her love of newborn photography came early, and as a testament to her determination to learn […]

Studio Style {Newborn Session by Emma Shaw}

This week our Enthusiast Photography Course students headed out into the world to shoot a landscape image, or a series of images that when framed together, tell a story without words. We’re so crazy proud of our talented students shooting in full manual mode…. and we were knocked out by their strong compositions and stunning use […]

We Love Landscapes & Storytelling

One day, Dana Schulte Whitley (who graduated from our Enthusiast Photography Course and Advanced Photography Course just this year!!), announced in our graduates group that she loved shooting couple’s portraits so much she had decided to make this genre the focus of her business. I’d loved all of Dana’s work, but her couples portraits in […]

Love Stories {by Dana Schulte Whitley}

One day, Dana Schulte Whitley (who graduated from our Enthusiast Photography Course and Advanced Photography Course just this year!!), announced in our graduates group that she loved shooting couple’s portraits so much she had decided to make this genre the focus of her business. I’d loved all of Dana’s work, but her couples portraits in […]

Love Stories {by Dana Schulte Whitley}

Students had a fantastic time this week! The lesson was all about shutter speed, which is one of the three elements of exposure and is crucial for eliminating the unwanted blur we get when we use our cameras in auto. The challenges gave our students some fun things to try to either freeze or capture […]

We Love Shutter Speed

It was a very exciting week as our students took the first step towards using their cameras in manual mode! Lesson three in our Enthusiast Photography Course is all about aperture, which is one of the three elements of exposure, and we need to understand those elements in order to shoot in manual mode. Aperture […]

We Love Blurry Backgrounds

It was a very exciting week as our students took the first step towards using their cameras in manual mode! Lesson three in our Enthusiast Photography Course is all about aperture, which is one of the three elements of exposure, and we need to understand those elements in order to shoot in manual mode. Aperture […]

We Love Blurry Backgrounds