The Secrets Of The Selfie: Why You Look So Different On Camera

You got ready this morning and you looked FAB! Then an hour later you snap a selfie with a friend and... WOAH! Who is that? WHAT is that? You think, "I look awful!" 10 minutes later you take a bathroom break and you catch your reflection and you look fine. Great even. So you come to one conclusion... your camera is a jerk!

But your camera is actually perfectly nice. There is just a lot at play here that makes you look "weird." 

Photographer Style: The Blazer

Here I go, writing about style again. A while back I wrote a post talking about photographer's style and gave some advice about what you, the photographer, should wear. 

I guess you could consider this a follow up post. Today, I specifically wanna talk about the blazer. It is such a great staple to have in your closet as a photographer. The blazer takes my usual, everyday t-shirt and jeans combo and turns it into a cute professional look. And it elevates an outfit with minimal effort. And that's totally my approach to fashion. Ease.

Camera Love: Caring for your camera in the cold

Christmas might be over but brrr it is still cold. Ew. But you don't wanna let that stop you from going on adventures with your camera. In general, your digital camera should be okay down to 30˚ F. Maybe even lower. But, if like me, you are from somewhere colder than that this time of year, here are some important tips to keep your gear safe in chilly temps. 

A picture is worth a thousand words... or is it?

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In an age where the selfie is king, do we know the value of a photograph anymore?

With hard drives full of images that we never look at again... what is the point?

I obviously am a big fan of photography, but I too am TERRIBLE at doing anything with my personal photos. They sit on my phone till it starts bugging me about being full and then they get transferred to my hard drive and then... NOTHING. But how sad is that? And again, what is the point? If you aren't going to look back at the photos in some way then why are you taking them?

5 Photography Situations That Can Land You In Jail

A few days ago, a friend (and fellow photographer) told me about a photoshoot where she got yelled at for shooting somewhere illegally. Except, she wasn't. She and her model were on the public sidewalk and an employee of the shop behind them screamed at them to stop taking pictures. But, it is perfectly legal to shoot in a public place. She was within her rights as a photographer. As a general rule of thumb, if you can see it from the public place in which you are standing, it is legal to shoot it. Pretty simple, right? But not all photoshoots will be so black and white. Read on for a list of not so simple situations you and your camera might find yourself in.

What to Wear: Advice for the Photographer's Wardrobe


So here it goes. It can sometimes be hard to know what to wear to a shoot. It's a challenge, for me, to get pants on at all. Especially when I was working freelance 100% of the time. Plus, for some reason, I stress about what to wear way more than the average person. So if you are anxious about this topic, like I am, here is a basic guide to clothes for photographers.  

My plan here is to give you a baseline of what works. It's up to you to put your style spin on it.