Food Photography Lighting

SOOC. No reflector. ISO 800  f3.2  1/125

Probably the single biggest question I get about food photography is lighting. Just like photographing anything else, food photography lighting can make or break your food shots but let’s talk about something more than just finding the best natural light in your house. What if you are one of those people who can only shoot […]

Gift Ideas for Photographers

Gift ideas for photographers via Click it Up a Notch

Finding the right gift can be a challenge. We wanted to help you whether you are searching for someone or don’t know what to ask for, we have created a great list of gift ideas for photographers. Our list includes some of our favorites and some we are hoping for as well. Some links are […]

How to Start a 365 Photography Project

Forever Notes by Marissa Lynn

It’s no secret I believe everyone should do a 365 photography project at some point in their photography journey. Even if you do not complete the project, there is something to be said about picking up your camera everyday to practice your craft. Plus shooting for yourself, especially if you are in business, can remind […]

Photography Challenge – #ourthankful30

Ourthankful30 challenge

Last year Kim from Shutterbag and I hosted a thankful photography challenge. We had hundreds of photographers join in to photograph something they are thankful for each day during the month of November. Of course, we have to do it again! By taking a few minutes everyday to focus on something you are thankful for […]

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 […]