iPhone Photography Tips and Inspiration

Use these iPhone photography tips to grow your photography. As a photographer I am struck by little bits of beauty throughout the day. I can’t help but notice how pretty the light changes through a window as a cloud cover passes. Shadows and shapes catch my eye and my mind immediately thinks up a dramatic black and white composition. Contrasting colors or soft tones have me searching for another element to add to the scene that would make that image really pop. Photographers are ...continue reading

iPhone Photography Tips and Inspiration

Letters to Our Children – March 2014

Letters to Our Children – March 2014

Not only do I love writing these letters to my girls but I love that this forces me to get them together to take a photo of all 3 of them. Some of my favorite pictures of the three of them together were prompted by this blog circle. Head over to Barb Riley's blog to continue through the circle. Dear girls, Go after your dreams! Whatever you decide you want to do with your life, do it completely and with your whole heart. Don't do something half-heartedly. It will show. Anything worth ...continue reading

Critique Me – Lisa Pierce

Critique Me – Lisa Pierce

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 Lisa Pierce of The Family Pierce for submitting the following ...continue reading

How to Photograph Parties

How to Photograph Parties

It's so much fun planning parties for our kids...we put so much into it that we must make it a priority to get it documented somehow! This has been on my mind today as I'm planning my baby's SECOND BIRTHDAY! It's a couple days away still so I'll use pictures from his first birthday in this post. I am writing with advice based from my personal experience on how to photograph parties. 10 tips on how to photograph parties 1. Make it a two part deal. Take your child out for a special ...continue reading

SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets V5.1 Review

SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets V5.1 Review

*This post contains affiliate links. Thank you in advance if you purchase something and support Click it Up a Notch. I've talked before about how I believe using presets is working smarter, not harder. Whether you make a preset yourself or purchase some, they can be essential to saving time and energy during post-processing. Yes, I do believe it is very important to learn how to edit your own image from start to finish without presets but once you are comfortable with that, there is nothing ...continue reading