Instagram: Tips and Printing Ideas

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As a professional photographer, I am naturally drawn to Instagram as my social media of choice. I feel more connected there and find people in general have to be more deliberate about what they post because they need a photo to go with it. Plus, it inspires people to take more photos which is always […]

The Power of the SOOC (straight out of camera)

The Power of SOOC by Brit Chandler via Click it Up a Notch

Having a fabulous SOOC, or Straight Out Of the Camera shot, can be a game changer when it comes to editing and workflow. It’s no secret that you want a gorgeous SOOC because it’s easier. But we often forget the benefits beyond the ease that a gorgeous SOOC brings. *This post contains affiliate links. Thank […]

Depth of Field for Beginners

Depth of field by Cinnamon Wolfe via Click it Up a Notch

If you are anything like me, understanding depth of field (DOF) was one of the biggest hurdles you had to overcome when learning the technical aspects of photography and shooting in manual mode. I would read explanations online, see links to calculators, hear it described as “shallow” or “deep” and couldn’t make sense of it […]

Photography Pricing Tips

Photography pricing tips by Jenni Maroney via Click it Up a Notch

When it comes to starting a photography business one of the biggest struggles you may encounter is what to charge. Photography pricing can range from couple dollars to a couple of thousand. The key is figuring out what you need to charge so you can be profitable and not get burnt out. If I could […]

Sky Overlays: Photoshop Tutorial

Sky overlays | Photoshop tutorial by Amanda Glisson via Click it Up a Notch

I will admit I am just a bit obsessed with gorgeous skies. I mean really, who doesn’t enjoy looking at a colorful, creamy sky complementing their subject in the foreground? The problem is that when we, as photographers purchase sky overlays we risk our images looking like other photographers work because many other photographers have […]