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 […]

5 Tips for Photographing an Older Only Child

How to photograph an older only child via Click it Up a Notch

*Post contains affiliate. There are tons of tips for photographing your family, siblings, and younger kids both in lifestyle and posed sessions. But sometimes I feel stuck for ways to get creative shooting my only (and slightly older) child. Here are some tips that I use to help me out of a shooting rut. 1. […]

Food Photography: 7 Tips for Instagram

Food Photography - tips for Instagram - Click It Up a Notch

*This post contains affiliate links. Thank you in advance for supporting Click it Up a Notch. A quick glance through my Instagram feed & it’s not hard to decipher what I’m all about. Food, kiddos, cute shoes & food. When I first started snapping pics of food on my feed, they really weren’t anything special. […]

#1 Tip for Completing a Project 365

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Have you ever thought of doing a Project 365 but been overwhelmed at the idea of taking a photo every single day for a year? Read how to start a photography blog as a place to document your photography project. It seemed like a daunting task to me, so I wanted to find out what […]