DAY #27! TIP #27: Tell a story with your images. At times…allow your images to tell a story. No “cheese” or look at the camera necessary. Just let life unfold and document it as it does. These are some of the story telling images from around my home…

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DAY #26! TIP #26: Try backlight – shoot into the sun. But use something to diffuse the light a bit so it’s not so harsh. I love beautiful light. Beautiful sunlight is the best… so amazing. I often like to use the sun as a backlight, lighting up the back of my subjects rather than pointing as…

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DAY #25! TIP #25: Set your aperture based on the number of people you’re photographing. Again, your aperture is the hole or opening in your lens that lets in light. The size of the opening determines how much light comes into your camera as well as how sharp or blurry the background is going to…

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DAY #24! TIP #24: Catch the light. “Catch lights” are white highlights in the eye, created by a reflection of a light source (like the sun, window light, a lamp, etc). This highlight adds depth and dimension to the eye, and gives the eyes life in a portrait or snapshot. Adding a catch light can help…

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