Behind the Image, Salt Barn

Jody and I just got back from Toronto where we were guest Keynote Speakers for the Exposure Show and now we are back and rockin out today’s tips! Today, we are going back to a series we started last fall where we take images from weddings and workshops, and break them down for you guys so that you can do them as well! Ready? Here we go!!   So this image above, although it can seem crazy looking, is actually not that difficult to pull off and the entire look was done all in-camera with zero Photoshop! Images like this are something that we do for workshops, for engagement sessions and for bridal shoots (or if we shot senior sessions, this would be something we would rock out) because we have a little bit more time to set them up and light them. The above shot was taken later in the afternoon (about 45 minutes before sunset) in front of this cool salt barn that is just near our house in Franklin. Here is how we did it.   Exposure Settings on the 5D Mark 3 with 24-70L 2.8 lens ISO 100, 2.8, 1/100th of a second Here is an image that we took of the barn with a down the middle exposure trying to capture a little detail in the sky and a small amount of detail in the salt barn itself. As you can see, it is MUCH brighter in the sky (the sun was setting behind the salt barn so it is back lit) and much darker in the foreground of the composition. We wanted to... Read More
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Learn How We Made A Six-Figure Income in Our Business

You have seen us on creativeLIVE rocking wedding day portraits and day of logistics… You have seen us on PhotoVision at a real wedding… Now let’s talk about how to make money… :) You have been asking for it and it has finally come to fruition! We are proud to announce our business DVD – HARVEST. In this 3-part DVD we talk about the nuts and bolts of the things we have implemented and learned in our business over the last five years. We go deep into branding, positioning, marketing and give you practical tools and steps to implement the things we did to go from shooting our first wedding in 2007 for $500 to making a six-figure income one year later. [iframe: src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/40498945?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=cabb9c” width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen] For more detailed information on the contents of each DVD and to view the extended teaser, visit HARVESTDVD.com and read the information in the product description in the shopping cart. You can purchase each part separately as a video download OR you can purchase the hard copy which includes the video downloads as well as MP3s of the audio, 3 bonus videos and Sponsor promotions. Shipping is free for any continental US resident! (DVD will begin shipping the 1st full week in June). PURCHASE NOW! Thanks to our fab... Read More

See You in Toronto this Weekened!

For all of you Northern folk (aka Canada :), we are going to be in your neck of the woods this weekend!!! We are pumped and honored to be speaking at Henry’s Exposure show!! When: Sunday, May 27th Where: Presentation area 4 For more information on what we will be speaking on at the Exposure show as well as the other speakers, visit the Speaker’s Page. See you all there!!... Read More
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Workshop Registration in Progress!! Grab the last seats!

Registration is LIVE for our 2012 IN-CAMERA Spring Workshop Tour! REGISTER HERE! [iframe: src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/35660225?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”600″ height=”338″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen] Newsletter Subscribers got first dibs on the seats for 24 hours, and now those not subscribed are able to sign up! Don’t miss the chance to have your photography forever changed! PHOENIX, AZ COMPLETED _______ NASHVILLE, TN COMPLETED _______ SEATTLE (Levenworth), WA COMPLETED _______ CHARLOTTE, NC COMPLETED _______ ATLANTA, GA COMPLETED _______ DESTIN, FL COMPLETED _______ NEW YORK, NY Shooting & Post – 3 seats remaining Light – SOLD OUT... Read More

Enter a PhotoContest on I Heart Faces that we will be Judging!

Enter an image of yours in a contest that we will be judging! We are excited to be guest judges for this month’s I Heart Faces photo challenge. If you’re not familiar with IHF, it was founded by Angie Arthur and Amy Locurto and they have turned this platform into an award winning photography website with monthly photo challenges, tutorials, tips & lots of fun! They welcome all levels of photographers, bloggers and moms with cameras. This month’s challenge is in honor of Mother’s Day so your image must have a girl/woman in it and a face must be showing. Deadline: THIS Friday (5/11) at NOON (EST). Submit your image HERE http://www.iheartfaces.com/2012/05/photo-challenge-girl/ We look forward to seeing all of the amazing submissions!   PS. To read the interview I Heart Faces did of us, visit their blog here.... Read More

A Christian Women’s Getaway… See you there :)

If you answer “yes” to the below four questions, then read on!! Are you a photographer? Are you a woman? Do you love Jesus? Would you love to get away with other Christian female photographers, be re-energized, encouraged and hear some amazing speakers for 3 days? If so, the below may be exactly what you need.   Pursuit 31 is a female Christian photographer’s group that started a little over a year ago by the amazing Karen Stott for women to come together and support each other (mainly via facebook)! Now there have been mini get-togethers/workshops but come this October will be the first Pursuit 31 conference! I (Jody) had the awesome privileged of being asked to speak at the conference (along with some other amazing women), and I am SO excited to be a part of this. Here are a few quick details: Dates: October 1st-4th, 2012 Where: Winshape Retreat Center in Mt. Berry Georgia Conference Website – Registration is OPEN! Don’t miss this chance. This may be EXACTLY what you need. Look forward to seeing you fine ladies there :) Here is a little video on one of the intimate get-togethers of the Pursuit 31 ladies… [iframe: src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/33708504?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”800″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen]   Blessings, Jody    ... Read More