Click it Up a Notch http://clickitupanotch.com Photography Tips: Basic Photography Tips Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:37:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Start a Photography Blog http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/how-to-start-a-photography-blog/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/how-to-start-a-photography-blog/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:39:46 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=14010 Author information
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how to start a photography blog

Do you have all these awesome photos and want to share them with the world or your family and friends?

Do you want to start a photography project but need a place to store all your images?

Do you want to have your own corner of the internet to post your images with the stories to go with them?

It’s time to start a photography blog.

I know it may seem overwhelming to launch your own website but honestly, it isn’t as scary as it seems and it can be done in a matter of minutes. Yup, minutes.

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Step one: Pick a domain name.

This is one of the more challenging parts. If you have a name, then rock on. However, if you are like me, you may have an idea but struggle to come up with the name. I put it out on Facebook and asked for help. My mom and dad sent me a list of 30 ideas and as soon as I saw Click it Up a Notch, I knew that was it. So thanks Mom for naming my site.

You want to own your website name which means you need to buy your domain name which will end with a dot com instead of something like yourblogname.wordpress.com or yourblogname.blogspot.com. Keep it clean and easy to remember.

If in doubt, consider using your name.

Head over to Bluehost to check the availability of your domain name and purchase it.

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Step two: Hosting your site

Once you buy your domain name you need to have it hosted. I highly suggest hosting with Bluehost. Their customer service has been amazing. Open 24/7 and the phones are answered by real people who don’t talk down to you when you don’t understand the computer terminology. I can’t tell you how many times I have called them to get their help. Amazing.

Choose one of the plans.
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Step three: Set up your WordPress site

You are only a few clicks away from publishing your blog/website. Whoo hoo! Watch this quick and easy to follow video.

If this terrifies you, which it shouldn’t, you can always call Bluehost to have them walk you through it. I may or may not have done that myself. ha

Step four: Make it yours

One of the cool things about photography blogs is they are so unique and different. You want to choose a theme that will showcase your images how you want as well as help you accomplish what you want out of your site. There are lots of free templates out there but I have found great success with these paid templates.

Genesis Themes (Studio Press) – My site is currently designed by using a Genesis theme. It has been tweaked by a designer but there is a wide variety of themes to choose from. So many amazing clean and fresh looks.

Pro Photo Themes – I have purchased Pro Photo and was so impressed with how easy it is to customize. If you don’t want to customize there are some wonderful out of the box themes. These themes really know how to showcase your images. Plus, you have access to all sorts of ways to make your site look unique. I have been so impressed with their customer service and so many how-to videos. Use the code: CSLA3515 to get $10 off.

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Remember:
-Read How to Critique a Photo
-Make a critique sandwich – something positive, something you would have done differently, something positive
-My rule: no improvement tip = deleted comment
-This will benefit the person leaving the photo critique just as much if not more than the person receiving the critique.
-If you would like to have an image critiqued be sure to read How to submit an image for critique.

Thanks to Jill for submitting the following image.
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5 Ways to Build Confidence as a Photographer http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/building-confidence-as-a-photographer/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/building-confidence-as-a-photographer/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:26 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=13874 Author information
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5 ways to build confidence as a photographer

Let’s talk about confidence and some ways we can help boost it as photographers.

1.There is no one, and I mean absolutely NO ONE, that can create photographs the way you do.
Even if you try to copy every element employed by another photographer, a little piece of you is always there. Instead of trying to mold yourself into someone else, embrace what YOU bring to the table with your unique talents, perspectives and life experiences. There is no one in the world that has EVER lived life the way you have. Think about that for a few minutes. In all the history of ALL OF THE WORLD, there has never been anyone exactly like you. That is amazing.  Bring that to bear on your photographs. Show the world how and what you see.

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2.Just do it.
I can’t stress this one enough. There is no difference between beginner and master. The only thing that spans the space between them is practice. There is no magical formula that is going to transform you in the photographer you aspire to be other than practice.

What do I mean by practice?

Constant dedication to that which you desire to attain. It can mean reading tutorials, shooting, editing, taking a workshop…it simply means working at getting better. I could not be a bigger proponent of taking a photo a day for an entire year (Project 365) I decided the moment I bought my first DSLR that I would commit to doing that. Some days I took ridiculously stupid pictures just to say I took one. But at the end of the year, I can’t tell you how great it felt to know that I had set a goal and accomplished it. I think it’s hard to find a confidence booster bigger than that. Hard work paying off often has that affect.

3.Create luck for someone else.
We all want our photos to be “chosen” as a weekly favorite or showcased on a popular blog. It feels good to be recognized for our work. But I’ll let you in on a big secret. It feels even better to do that for someone else.

Start “liking” other photographers pages.

Give them a compliment on their photos.

Showcase THEIR work on your page.

Make them feel special.

Do you know a fellow photographer who is struggling to grasp a concept that you are an expert at? Help them! And watch how that makes YOU feel to see them appreciate you taking the time to invest in them.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

Watch this: Brigette Rebol has NO idea I’m about to showcase this fabulous photo I spotted on her page a few weeks ago. Hi Brigette! This is my all-time favorite photo of yours! (Don’t worry, I did get her permission to use it-she just doesn’t know why! Oh this so much fun!)

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4.Take a class or workshop and BE active with the other participants.
For a long time, I kept my photography to myself and very close friends and family.  Sharing your work through workshops and classes is a great way to connect with fellow photographers who are interested in furthering the same skillset you are. I have taken several workshops at Clickin Moms and have formed dozens of friendships online a result of sharing the learning experience together. We continue to be a part of each other’s journey long after the class has ended.  I can count on them to provide encouragement when I need it or constructive criticism when I ask for help.

Being surrounded by a supportive group of photographers does wonders for your confidence.

5. “Sweat more in peace time. You’ll bleed less in war.” 
This is one of my all- time favorite quotes (it is cited to several different people—so I’ll go with it’s an ancient Chinese proverb) Here is an example of how I apply this philosophy to my photography.

One day, I think I might like to try my hand at wedding photography. But at this season in my life, I am dedicated to being totally present in the lives of my young children and don’t have the time to dedicate to second shooting or anything else necessary to get formal experience. But that’s ok. I have 3 very active children. They love to run. They will run in straight lines towards me ALL DAY if I ask them to. I try to do this in as many lighting situations as possible (inside, outside, shady, overcast and all that I can think of in between) Because when the moment comes for me to shoot that bride walking down the aisle—you can bet it’s going to feel like she is moving in slow motion compared to capturing a fast moving kid coming at me. I will have rehearsed this moment SO many times, it will be a piece of cake.

Push yourself when it doesn’t matter and when opportunity knocks, you’ll not only be able to answer the door…you’ll have a dinner party prepared for it!

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Change, a Project, and More http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/change-a-project-and-more/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/change-a-project-and-more/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:03:49 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=13935 Author information
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Some changes and some exciting things happening at Click it Up a Notch.

Something exciting
Have you ever had a secret that you are dying to tell people? Yeah, me too! And I have one and it’s killing me not to tell you. However, I will say this. I’m working on something amazing and something that has been requested for years. I can’t tell you just yet because I want to make sure it will become a reality before I let you in on it. If it all goes according to plan it should be ready to launch in the fall. It’s going to be big.

Since this project is going to be taking up a lot of my time I am going to be cutting back on the amount of posts on Click it Up a Notch. I normally post something Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. However, now I will be posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Since there are over 3.5 years worth of tutorials on the site there is plenty to read. Be sure to check out our page with over 100 photography tutorials. Feel free to dive into the archives to find even more goodies.

Resources:
Did you see we added two new resource pages for you? Basic photography tips and Editing 101. Lots of great tutorials for you there.

I’m working on an extensive ‘camera bag’ page which will break down my camera bags, what is in them and examples of images taken with those lenses and gear. It will be an awesome resource for you once it’s complete.

Free ebook:
Did you sign up to get your free ebook on 8 Ways to Improve Your Photography? This book is great whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot or iPhone.

We are also updating how we send out our updates via email. In the past we sent out a monthly email. Per your request, I have changed that to a weekly email. It is a little shorter and will have exclusive information that I only share in emails as well as highlighting some of our best posts incase you missed them.

Become a member and join over 24K other photographers…it’s free.






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Critique Me – Jawn at Jawn Mallon Photography http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/critique-me-jawn-at-jawn-mallon-photography/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/critique-me-jawn-at-jawn-mallon-photography/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:15:03 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=13917 Author information
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Remember:
-Read How to Critique a Photo
-Make a critique sandwich – something positive, something you would have done differently, something positive
-My rule: no improvement tip = deleted comment
-This will benefit the person leaving the photo critique just as much if not more than the person receiving the critique.
-If you would like to have an image critiqued be sure to read How to submit an image for critique.

Thank you to Jawn at Jawn Mallon Photography for submitting the following image.
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Go-To Camera Lenses http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/go-to-camera-lenses/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/go-to-camera-lenses/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:49:50 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=13884 Author information
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Go-to camera lenses
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I get at least one email a day asking about lenses. What lens should I buy? What if I want to capture _______? We wrote an extensive series on camera lenses to try and help answer those questions. I know deciding what lens to buy can seem like a daunting task because there are so many options out there. One of my best pieces of advice is to narrow it down to one or two lenses you are interested in and rent those lenses before investing in them.

We decided to let you guys in on a secret…our go-to lenses. This is not to say this lens will be your go-to lens because as you can see they are all different, however, it gives you an idea of what we use the lenses for and if that is the look and style you are going for than maybe that is a lens you want to look into.

85mm 1.8D {Nikon} – Laurie Flickinger
The 85mm f/1.8D is my go-to lens for outdoors. I would use it indoors if I had the space. Hands down, this is my favorite lens.

1. I love the focal length for outdoors. The 85mm allows me to take a step back a bit, and still get a close shot. Or I can step back even further and take in the scene. It is the perfect focal length for me outdoors and is versatile for my needs, which tend to be candid outdoor images of my kids.

2. I LOVE the bokeh that this lens produces. The focal length combined with the a wide aperture lets me get dreamy backgrounds, even from a distance, which is a bit harder with shorter lenses. I typically shoot around 2.0 with this lens and love the effect that I get with it.

3. This lens is super sharp. I’m quite the stickler for tack sharp focus. When his lens is on, its ON! It is pretty fast to focus (something that I’ve noticed with the D series lenses over the G series) and the focus is amazing.
Go-to camera lenses - 85mm 1.8D
Go-to camera lenses - 85mm 1.8D

70-200mm 2.8 {Nikon} – Kelly Garvey
The 70-200mm 2.8 lens does an amazing job separating the subject from it’s background to help it stand out even more. I like to use it when it’s zoomed in as close to 200mm as possible to maximize the compression of the background. I bought it to use for weddings but it does so much more. It’s great for sports as well. Even though it’s heavy and bulky it is really fast and easy to hand hold but obviously works well with a tripod too. It doesn’t have to be limited to sports or weddings etc, I have used it on family sessions many times. It is especially helpful when a child is camera shy and doesn’t want me right in their face. It allows me to stand far away to give them their space and the results are beautiful!
Go-to camera lenses -70-200mm 2.8
Go-to camera lenses -70-200mm 2.8

35mm 1.4 {Sigma} – Melissa Noste
The Sigma 35mm 1.4 is my absolute favorite lens and it basically never comes off my camera. As I transitioned from having a business to now mainly taking lifestyle photos of my family I realized that the wider the lens, the more I liked it. In winter months most of my photos were taken indoors. We don’t have a lot room in our house and getting everything in the frame was made easier with this lens. Also having the wide aperture of 1.4 helps with the low light we experience in the winter months. Lastly the price was right. I couldn’t afford the Nikon version and with a lot of research I realized that the Sigma would suit my needs and still obtain beautiful photos.
Go-to lenses - Sigma 35mm 1.4

50mm 1.8 {Nikon} – Brennan Lanter
I turn to my 50mm 1.8 when:

1. I am shooting indoors. I LOVE shooting indoors. My 50mm is the perfect focal length for me to shoot successfully in my home-which is where I take 95% of my images. It is fast and sharp in low light.

2. When I want to include a lot of negative space in my images. I love including a lot environment when I my images, so once again, this is my go-to focal length for achieving that.

3. I have lens envy. The list of the lenses I’d love to have is long. But I’m cheap. When I start to covet one of the $1,000+ lenses, I put on my 50 (ok, I never really take it off!) and use it with my macro filters—which instantly allows me to push the boundaries of what this thrify-fifty can do!
Go-to lenses - 50mm 1.8

100mm 2.8L {Canon} – Allison Jacobs
Out of my line up of lenses the Canon 100 mm 2.8L is one of the most versatile. I love the focal length for portraits and the beautiful depth of focus I can get with it along with being able to get close up for those detail shots. One of my favorite things to shoot with the 100L is food. It is the perfect lens for food because I can take a few steps back to get the whole scene then step right up close for a macro shot of the food without having to change lenses. It can be slow to focus on fast moving kids but for portraits of people who are willing to stand a little more still, it is a wonderfully sharp lens. I have even used it for some landscape and environmental shots to compliment the portraits in an effort to help tell the story. This is a lens that will capture those small details like eyelashes or lines in a flower which greatly enhance the images. I love so many things about the Canon 100L and I can’t imagine not having it to use for food photography & portraits.
Go-to lenses - 100mm 2.8
Go-to lenses - 100mm 2.8

Lensbaby Composer Pro – Jen Bacher
When I want to create a dramatic image I reach for my Lensbaby Composer Pro lens. It gives a somewhat dreamy effect. It’s a creative lens that blurs the edges of your image in camera and leaves a small selected area (depending on which f-stop you choose) in focus. Sometimes the blurred areas of the image have a streaked looked to them as well, which gives the image a unique feeling of movement. The Lensbaby only operates with manual focus, which causes you to compose carefully and decide what you want to be the focal point. I like to use it when I see strong leading lines because the added blur/feeling of movement draws your eye even more to the focal point. I also reach for it when I have dramatic light to work with or a busy background that I want blurred.
Go-to lenses - Lensbaby composer pro
Go-to lenses - Lensbaby composer pro

50mm 1.4 {Nikon} – Liz Behm
Reasons I choose my 50 1.4:
1) I especially adore it on my FF Mark 3, the view of a 50mm on a full frame sensor camera, is equal to what our eyes see, so it’s a great way to document my life “as I see it”. (chicken feet picture)
2) Yummy bokeh! The bokeh on the 1.4 is well worth the extra price over the 1.8. And mine is nice and sharp wide open too! (baby caterpillar)
3) While it’s particular to your individual lens, I get the best lens flare with my 50 1.4. I’m a huge sucker for lens flare, so when I know that I’m going to be shooting near golden hour, I grab this lens and almost always come away with dreamy lens flare!
Go-to lenses - 50 1.4mm
Go-to lenses - 50 1.4mm

24-70mm 2.8 {Tamron} – Courtney Slazinik
I know some people are hesitant to buy third party lenses but when it comes to Tamron don’t be. The 24-70mm 2.8 is tack sharp. I don’t know how it compares to the Nikon version because I don’t have it but honestly, I don’t have a desire to compare the two because the Tamron version is fantastic and does exactly what I need it to do.

1. I’m a prime girl but this lens has worked it’s way into my heart. If I’m heading out for the day and can only take one lens, this is normally the one I put on my camera. I love the versatility of being able to shot wider shots at 24mm and zoom in for a more intimate feel at 70mm.

2. Great for lifestyle photography. I love to capture my children being children. I can easily do this with this lens because I don’t have to get right on top of them to capture the moment without intruding on the moment.

3. It’s great indoors or outside. I love shooting indoors and am most comfortable there but this lens works great in both. You can capture your little one playing baseball or sleeping. Since it has a fixed aperture of f/2.8 it works well in low lighting situations as well.
Go-to lenses - Tamron 24-70mm 2.8
Go-to lenses - Tamron 24-70mm 2.8-2

Now, it’s your turn.

Leave a comment below and tell us what is your go-to lens. Is is one of the ones we mentioned or do you have a different one?

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10 Reasons You Need to Attend Click Away http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/10-reasons-you-need-to-attend-click-away/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/10-reasons-you-need-to-attend-click-away/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:30:33 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=13869 Author information
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I’m so excited and can’t wait for September when I get to jet off to Salt Lake City for Click Away. Not only do I get to meet some of the amazing photographers I have gotten to know over the years, but I get to speak there as well. Eek! So excited!

If you are curious about my classes you can read more about my sessions at Click Away here.

Use the code: COURTNEYCA to get $60 off your registration.

Check out these 10 reasons you need to be there.
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Are you going to Click Away? What reasons would you add to the list? Leave a comment below.

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8 ways to improve your photography in one week http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/8-ways-to-improve-your-photography-in-one-week/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/04/8-ways-to-improve-your-photography-in-one-week/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:53 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=13821 Author information
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Whenever I learn something new or want to dive deeper into something, I am easily overwhelmed by the amount of information out there. So much to learn and so little time. I get how busy your life is, I’m a SAHM of 3 little ones and my free time is limited. But that shouldn’t keep us from getting to learn new things.

This is one of the reasons why I wrote The Unexpected Everyday: A 30 day challenge to improve your photography and document your kids. I wanted to make learning photography easy and something you could do no matter how busy your life is.

In this FREE ebook, I teach you 8 actionable things you can do to improve your photography in a week no matter what camera you have. Whether you want to take better iPhone pictures or improve with your point and shoot this ebook is for you.

FREE ebook - 8 ways to improve your photography in one week no matter what camera you have via Click it Up a Notch

Just a few things you will learn:

  • Tip for finding the light in your house
  • My favorite way to add variety to your images
  • How to use your own images to improve
  • What to look for when studying someone else’s work.

I know I said earlier that this ebook is free, and though it doesn’t cost you any money, I would love it if you would share this page with 3 of your friends. They will thank you for helping them sign up and getting to snag a copy of the ebook.






If you have already signed up our email updates you should have received an email this morning titled “Improve your photography in 1 week with this FREE ebook” at 9am EST on April 1st, 2014. If you did not receive the email check your ‘promotions or spam folders’. Since so many of you didn’t receive it, I sent it out again at 3:07pm EST titled “Psst. Did you snag your free download.” You can email me at clickitupanotch@gmail.com if you didn’t receive either one.

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How to Make a Watermark in Photoshop http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/03/how-to-make-a-watermark-in-photoshop/ http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/03/how-to-make-a-watermark-in-photoshop/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:48 +0000 http://clickitupanotch.com/?p=13725 Author information
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I am a stay at home mom of three kids. Ben, Delia, and Brayden. Photography is my passion, my outlet, and my sanity. I have loved art all of my life, but really started getting into photography once my oldest son, Ben, was born. I wanted to learn everything I possibly could to take better photos of my family. I love that with photography, there is always room to grow and learn. I’m still trying to soak up every tidbit of knowledge there is to know about photography. Blog | More posts My Camera Bag: Nikon D700 | 50mm 1.4G | 85mm 1.8D | 105mm 2.8G
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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 your blog or Facebook. For those in business, it is a good way to advertise your business name to future clients as well as protecting your images from be used by someone other than yourself. For those not in business, it is one way to protect your images from theft. And while watermarking won’t protect your images 100%, at least it is one more step to deter potential thieves.

I’m taking a Film class soon, so I need to make a watermark for my film work for this year. I’ll be walking you through the steps. It takes all of about a minute if you have your logo pre made. If not, it takes about 2 minutes.

How to make a watermark in Photoshop

1. Open Photoshop and create a new document by going to File>New.
Now is when you decide the size of your watermark. If you are only watermarking web images, I recommend sizing the new document to the size of your web size files. My blog uses 900 px x 600 px images. If you plan on watermarking full size images, I would recommend making your initial file 2500 px by 2500 px for a high resolution watermark that can be used on full size images. So, I typed in my blog image size dimensions into the document, and set the resolution to 72 (for high resolution, I would reccomment 300) and clicked OK.

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2. Next, you can either pick out your fonts or copy your logo over onto the new document.
I use a couple of different fonts for my logo, so I went ahead and typed out my watermark. Use black as your color. If you want a multidimensional feel, you can use other shades of gray. If your watermark is colored, go ahead and convert it to grayscale before moving it over onto your new document.

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As you can see, I typed my logo the entire width of my image. I made it larger than the size that I’ll actually be using so that the quality isn’t compromised if I choose to use it larger than the “norm” for me. If you plan on using the same size every time, you could make it the size that you want it to appear on your images here. Just remember, you can always make it smaller without it becoming pixelated, making it larger is where you will run into pixelation problems.

3. Grab the Marquee tool and draw a rectangle around your watermark.

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4. Next go to Edit>Define Brush Preset. Name your brush and click OK.

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5. Your new brush will be in your brush catalog.

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I like pictures, but you can also click the little box and show file names.

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You can decrease the opacity of the brush or change the color. Easy peasy. Now watermark those images!

The underexposure here (even after a little work in Photoshop, which defeats the purpose of film) is why I’m taking a film class!

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I am a stay at home mom of three kids. Ben, Delia, and Brayden. Photography is my passion, my outlet, and my sanity. I have loved art all of my life, but really started getting into photography once my oldest son, Ben, was born. I wanted to learn everything I possibly could to take better photos of my family. I love that with photography, there is always room to grow and learn. I’m still trying to soak up every tidbit of knowledge there is to know about photography. Blog | More posts My Camera Bag: Nikon D700 | 50mm 1.4G | 85mm 1.8D | 105mm 2.8G
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