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How we became better photographers

by Zach & Jody on September 9, 2014, posted in Uncategorized



“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, INVOLVE me and I will learn,”

-Benjamin Franklin

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IN-CAMERA Workshops

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BIG light on a small budget + Giveaway!

by Zach & Jody on September 4, 2014, posted in Photo Tips & Tricks

This post is not only on how to get AWESOME light on a small budget, BUT, we are giving away the gear we are highlighting today!


(Giveaway info is at the bottom of this post!)

Today we are going to talk about using BIG lights.

We mean, REALLY BIG LIGHTS but on a small budget.

Now, when you go out to shoot, it is nice to be nimble and fast and move from shot to shot really easily. But sometimes, you just want to take some of the images from your shoot and make them look really different OR, you just don’t have any great light and need to make your images look awesome with some stand out off-camera lighting.


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Do you ever pull images into Lightroom or Photoshop and decide to make a black and white image of one of your shots, and when you do, it just seems to lack a little life and vibrance? When we first starting shooting, I would always feel like my black and white images lacked something, that little bit of extra POP that would make them come alive.

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Have you ever been on a shoot, and just KNOW that your client is feeling uncomfortable? Then you start to feel uncomfortable and things just go downhill from there? We have felt that way before and it is not a fun experience for anyone!


(image from Daniel & Stacia’s super fun non-awkward wedding!)

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