Basic Photo Editing With the Pixlr Editor

We created a short video for you that shows you some basic portrait editing technicques using the free Pixlr Editor. Pixlr is a good free and powerful editor.  If you are just beginning photo editing, this is a good place to start. We show you how to do some useful portrait editing techniques such as […]

We Can Prove Your Camera Does Not Matter! Any Camera Can Take A Great Picture.

Recently, my daughter approached me and asked me to take her shopping at Goodwill (that’s my girl!).  She wanted to get some picture frames.  She had recently created some artwork and wanted to frame it.  Of course, her being my kid, she wanted to get some old frames and paint them the way she wanted […]

How To Take Your Senior Pictures – Case Study – Part 4

Hi all of you DIY Senior picture people!  It is another fun day of photo editing in our family case study.  If you don’t remember, we have a family that went all DIY on their daughter’s senior pictures.  You can read the previous parts at the link below. Case Study Part 1 Case Study Part […]

How to take your senior pictures: Case Study-Part 3

If you missed part one or part two of this case study, I highly recommend you go back and read those quickly. We continue to follow our DIY Senior Picture family on their journey of taking DIY Senior pictures.  Here, the Dad, Scott delves into the editing process.  But before we get too into that, […]

How to take your senior pictures: Case Study-Part 2

If you stumbled here without reading part one of this case study, you can read that here.   Onward to part two! Thanks to the great family that allowed me to follow along on their DIY Senior Picture outing.  This is part two of our case study where we show you exactly how this family took […]

How to take your senior pictures: Case Study-Part 1

It was another great day of shooting senior pictures.  I went along with a family that wanted to try DIY Senior pictures.  On this adventure we had the dad, Scott, mom Mamie. and Senior Cassie. Scott and Mamie borrowed a camera from relatives.  They  borrowed a Canon T3 with a kit lens.  I also lent […]

Smartphone Editing…

All of you smartphone photographers out there…  Have you been using Snapseed to edit your photos?  If no, you really need to check it out. Snapseed is a powerful piece of software made by Google.  It is available for the iPhone or the Android. First a little history, Google purchased Nik software which made filters […]

A Cool Free Online Image Editor

If you are a beginner when it comes to photo editing, this post is for you. I have been on the lookout for some decent free online image editors.  Many beginners are intimidated by Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.  Honestly, there was a time when I was intimidated by those programs to, but those days are […]

DIY Portraits With Your Smartphone–How To Video Basics

Hi!  UPDATE: We have an official product released  to help you take your senior portraits. Buy Now! We created a short video for you to explain the basics of how to take portraits with your smartphone.  Check it out below. Here are the tools we used in this video: Buy Now! 1)  A Smartphone tripod […]

It Is All About The Light

Let’s face it, when it comes to photography, it is all about the light.  The light is what makes or breaks the picture.  Developing an eye for light will vastly help you improve your photographs. Let’s start off with some different kinds of light. Most photographers will say it is best to shoot in the […]