Speed Light Photography for Beginners

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*Post contains affiliate links. Thank you in advance if you support Click it Up a Notch. When I named this article “Speed Light Photography for Beginners” what I really mean is, I got my flash less than a week ago and I’m going to show you what I’ve learned so far. If you have been […]

How to Make a Watermark in Photoshop


Earlier, Courtney posted a tutorial on how to make a watermark in Lightroom. Today, I’ll do a quick tutorial using screenshots on how to make watermark in Photoshop. I’m using CS6, but the steps should the same or similar in other versions of Photoshop. Watermarking your images is very important when using your images on […]

Creative Lighting Tips: Using Natural Reflectors in Your Home

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It is no secret that I love dramatic lighting. And I love shooting indoors, especially during the winter months. But as the winter drags on, I feel the need to get a little creative to keep all of my pictures from looking the same. One of my favorite things to do is to play with […]

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Photography Composition: 4 Types of Framing

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Framing, photographically speaking, is one of my favorite ways to emphasize the subject I’m photographing. Framing immediately brings attention to your subject. Whether it be a very literal frame (that went through a popular “prop” phase), environmental, or structural framing, framing with light or lack of light, they all work well to bring the viewer’s […]

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Low Light Photography Tips

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It’s Fall! And for those of us in the U.S. that means shorter days and less light as the nights lengthen. There are several ways to approach this new lighting situation of the fall and winter months…avoid shooting in the evening, break out the flash, or….embrace it! I’m not going to let low light get […]

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