Category Archives: Tutorials

All About Light

  Light. It’s everything in photography. It’s the difference between a good picture and a great picture. But sometimes it’s hard to know how to use it, and taking pictures inside can be a struggle. I’m going to show you a simple way to improve your photos when you’re indoors. In the examples below, can you…

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Tutorial: How to get clear, sharp images

Just a note before we begin- the techniques that I talk about in this tutorial are best applied when you are shooting in manual, or a partial manual mode on your camera. Not sure how? Stay tuned… I’m working on another tutorial that should help. 1. Focus Can you see the difference between these two images? It’s easier…

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  • Amy EkApril 19, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    Anne! This is super helpful!!! I would love more how to tutorials from you. I love how you give examples and are really great at explaining what you are talking about. I want to buy photoshop but am trying to decide if I should get photoshop Lightroom instead of elements or get regular Adobe Photoshop. What do you think about Photoshop Lightroom?ReplyCancel

    • annejphotoApril 21, 2015 - 8:35 am

      Hey Amy! So glad you found this helpful.

      When I started photography years ago, I got Lightroom. I soon found out that there were things I wanted to do that I needed Photoshop for, so I purchased Elements as well. I wish I’d known then what I know now, cause I wouldn’t have wasted my money buying 2 versions of Lightroom! It’s a good program, but you can do everything you need and more with just Elements (or regular photoshop, but elements is a great starting point).

      Here’s a helpful article from someone who really knows his stuff:

      And in case you’re curious- right now I use Photoshop CS6 along with Bridge (for viewing and organizing)ReplyCancel

  • Brandi WilliamsonApril 21, 2015 - 10:03 am

    Great post!! Thank you for sharing. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DominiqueApril 21, 2015 - 4:06 pm

    What a great tutorial! So easy to follow and I like the examples you gave with it.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole S.April 22, 2015 - 9:31 am

    What a great tutorial! I use Lightroom and probably don’t use sharpening as strategically as I could. Look forward to trying this out!ReplyCancel

  • ChelsieApril 22, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    Great post!!ReplyCancel

  • JustynaApril 22, 2015 - 3:32 pm

    Great tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa KLeinApril 27, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Great post – very informative.ReplyCancel

How to survive a family photoshoot with young kids

I think we all know that for the most part, family photoshoots are for Mom. She’s the one who really wants them, and she’s the one who makes it happen. Dad and the kids are usually just along for the ride. Even though they’d probably be doing anything else, there are a few things you…

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  • HeidiJanuary 31, 2015 - 12:22 am

    Great tips! During a session I always think that I need to provide a tip sheet and always quickly forget until the next session! lol!ReplyCancel

  • ShannonJanuary 31, 2015 - 3:43 am

    Wonderful tips!ReplyCancel

  • Angela KayJanuary 31, 2015 - 8:43 pm

    So true! Great advice, and beautiful pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • RebekahFebruary 1, 2015 - 3:35 am

    What a cute family!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherFebruary 1, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    this is such great advice!ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnFebruary 1, 2015 - 4:39 pm

    Great tips for families!ReplyCancel

  • LauraFebruary 1, 2015 - 8:19 pm

    love these tips! And would totally love to share them on my page if that is ok with you!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaFebruary 2, 2015 - 12:07 am

    Thank You! Great advice 🙂ReplyCancel

    • annejphotoFebruary 2, 2015 - 12:11 am

      Of course, share away!ReplyCancel

  • RobinFebruary 2, 2015 - 2:04 pm

    These are great tips! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Angela L.February 2, 2015 - 5:27 pm

    Yes, yes yesReplyCancel

  • MelissaFebruary 8, 2015 - 5:29 pm

    These are all GREAT words of advice to read before a photo session! Great post!ReplyCancel

  • NafaFebruary 15, 2015 - 4:53 am

    Great tips, couldn’t agree more 🙂ReplyCancel