Lensbaby LM-10 Sweet Spot Lens Review


What is that quote about the best camera being the one that you have with you? For many of us that means our phones. Lucky for us, Lensbaby, the maker of my favorite line of creative effect lenses (like the Lensbaby Spark and the Composer Pro) has a lens for your mobile phone called the […]

Toddler Photography: 5 Tips to Photograph Them at the End of the Day

Toddler Photography tips by Katie Woodard via Click it Up a Notch

Toddlers are so fun! I love to photograph toddlers during the golden hour, that beautiful time just before sunset. I realize that the evening is not always the best time for toddlers, but it can be great, if you keep a few of the following tricks up your sleeve! Wether you are photographing a toddler […]

Letter to a Photographer’s Family

Letter to photographer's family

If you recently received a new camera or found your passion for photography, feel free to share this letter with your loved ones. They need time to let it all sink in. Dear Husband/Wife, Mother/Father, Son/Daughter, or Friend of someone who loves photography, Someone you love has recently either received a new camera or has […]

10 Photography Projects for Kids

10 photography projects for kids by Beryl Young via Click it Up a Notch

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I ask my 4 year old one day, just for fun. Imagine my beaming smile when she exclaimed, “A camera lady, like mommy!” Just as I’ve watched my daughter grow into herself as a little girl, she’s watched me grow into my role as a […]

Lensbaby Sweet 50 Optic Review + Tips


Lensbaby sent me their newest optic that was released this month, the Sweet 50 Optic, in exchange for a review.  I of course was so excited for the opportunity and I couldn’t wait to try it out!  I’ve been playing around with it for a few weeks and I want to share with you what I’ve learned, along […]