After taking photos of my 3 monkeys in their jammies on New Year’s Day (that’s my new family tradition), I decided to shoot a couple minutes for fun. I say “for fun” because trying to get a shot of all 3 of my kids in the same frame where I can see everyone’s faces — [...]
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Hmmm….how do I even begin?!!
So today’s Commercial Photography at SuperFranks started off as a single room shot of their new Holiday Tea Party in the Princess Room.
Holiday Tea Party Room
Specs: Nikon 14mm ultra wide lens, f/11, 1/5 sec, ISO 800. Shot in Manual. I used a tripod, so I could drag the shutter, and used [...]
I had the pleasure of seeing The W’s this morning for their family photography session in San Francisco.
All my clients are special, but The W’s are special in a different way. When I had their first shoot in 2009, Lisa (the mommy) and I were both pregnant. AND GET THIS…
We went into labor about the [...]
I discovered something yesterday that I’ve never noticed before, and it completely knocked my socks off — but in a bad way — so I thought I’d post about it, so everyone can either learn from my experience OR laugh at me for never noticing it before!
The aberration is called: Purple Fringing. (It’s [...]
Since I haven’t posted a Before and After in almost a year (Part 5 was posted in February 2011), I think it is time!
My aesthetics is to have my images look natural, but polished. They shouldn’t look over-processed, but they also shouldn’t look flat, which some straight-out-of-the-camera images can look. Yep, even a “fancy camera” [...]
Most of my clients book Lifestyle Photography, but sometimes it’s nice to sprinkle some styled shoots into the mix.
Here was an unplanned styled shoot of Miss Kaitlyn, my sweet sweet stepdaughter who visited us over Thanksgiving. (I have SO MUCH to be thankful for!!!) Kaitlyn saw some of my photos and asked to have a [...]
We all know that you need good light to capture a decent photograph, whether that is natural light or artificial light (ie, your off-camera flash, studio lighting, indoor lights at the event/party/wedding). What we tend to forget is that light can also be one of your subjects.
Next time you are shooting, consider light as [...]
This evening’s Bay Area family photography session was a “full circle” with the T. Family. Their first session with me 2 years ago was at Stanford University (Three Bears at Stanford) and today, we shot at the UC Berkeley campus! Go Bears!
[For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Stanford and Cal are [...]
With so many large zoom lenses and powerful macro lenses out there, I thought I’d give examples of when shooting up close and personal can be a bad idea… just to shake things up a bit!
I’ll even take images from my recent trip to Washington as an example. They say it’s good to make fun [...]
As a Lifestyle Photographer, part of my job is to problem solve. Especially when I am on-location, require natural light and photograph kids (where there is a limited attention span), I have to think fast when a problem arises.
This afternoon’s lifestyle family photography session ran into a problem: We got KICKED OUT a few minutes [...]
Photography Geek. If that term existed in the dictionary, you’d see a photo of me next to it.
I get a rush when there is something different about a shoot — be it a new location, a different style of photography, a new piece of equipment, a new prop or a different kind of [...]
This is one of my favorite editorial shots. And it still cracks me up when I look at it!
There are 3 people in the shot, but no faces are showing. They are the hands that tell the story.
[Photography Tip: You don't always need to show faces when shooting people. When it is a body part [...]
You have your somewhat posed shots, and then you have the moments in-between!
Those are the moments that characterize the stage of a family…
…highlights a facet of someone’s personality…
…and shows the similarities (or differences) between siblings.
Family Photography Tip:
Toddlers and babies who are mobile (typically ages 10 months through 3 years old) are usually perfect [...]
What do you get when you are a woman who has fashion sense, loves photography, and needs a safe and stylish way to carry your camera?
You would get The Bossi bag by THEIT!
I am so excited about this product because I haven’t seen anything else like it on the market, so I couldn’t wait to [...]
[After giving photography tips to fellow parents in my Kodak Gallery feature, I wanted to elaborate on one of my photography tips. I wanted to share this after writing it last week, but have been busy with sick kiddies at home. Have a great weekend! ~Annie]
Take photos of your child — or if you’re [...]