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 […]

Learn to Embrace the Sun

Learn to embrace the sun by Lisa Furey via Click it Up a Notch

Going back to the early days, just after mastering the manual mode, I remember being totally intimidated by open light. I spent the better part of my first year or so “in the shade” and too scared to try shooting anywhere else. Sounds funny, doesn’t it? One of the most important elements in photography is […]

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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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Behind the Scenes: Sleeping


Every since sharing my Project 365 photos, I get questions on how I capture certain ones. I thought it would be fun to do some posts describing how I capture a particular photo. Short, sweet, and to the point. So keep an eye on my Project 365. Let me know if there are any other […]

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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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