Before & After: Edit Your Phone Photos Like a Pro

I fell in love with photography in high school. I took a class, just for credit, and fell in love. The first time I watched a photo develop in the darkroom I was hooked! But not just on the final product - on the process! I love it beginning to end. Now things are a little different, no need to have a whole darkroom, you have everything you need in your pocket! We take phone photos constantly. And while some may criticize the "overuse" of phones, I prefer to see the ease of photos as a good thing. But phone photos don't always look amazing right off the bat. This blog series is all about turning your phone snaps into great photos with tips from me based on the same edits and apps I use every day! 

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Your Portfolio is a Living Thing

It's allllllive!!!

Your portfolio is a living thing. It grows. It changes. And you need to feed and nurture it. 

I have updated my portfolio at least 1,000 times since I became an artist. (Okay not that many. That's about 100 times a year. And that is a bit excessive). It is good practice to update at least once a year. But portfolios are stressful and nerve-wracking. So much goes into them. So much can ride on them... Oh hell, I am not helping... Let me redeem myself by offering some pointers on how to keep your portfolio up to date and fresh. 

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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. 

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Before & After: Edit Your Phone Photos Like a Pro

I fell in love with photography in high school. I took a class, just for credit, and fell in love. The first time I watched a photo develop in the darkroom I was hooked! But not just on the final product - on the process! I love it beginning to end. Now things are a little different, no need to have a whole darkroom, you have everything you need in your pocket! We take phone photos constantly. And while some may criticize the "overuse" of phones, I prefer to see the ease of photos as a good thing. But phone photos don't always look amazing right off the bat. This blog series is all about turning your phone snaps into great photos with tips from me based on the same edits and apps I use every day! 

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3 Mistakes Photographers Make [that can hold you back]

You guys, I have been thinking a lot about mistakes. I have made a few in my career and sometimes I can't help but ruminate on them.  I made a boo boo that hurt my own business a couple of months ago. (I'll tell you about later in this post). 

But the one upside to mistakes is that we can learn from them. Here are the top three mistakes I see photographers make and some advice from someone who has experienced it all. 

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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." 

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You Have a Right to Your Rights // a Tea and Scones Video

Meet Tea and Scones: a comedy-ish show where I talk/rant about Photography

Dear anyone confused about your rights, 

You gotta fight for your right to photograph things! 

(forgive my terrible iPad self-filming BS)

PSA: This video is meant to be an entertaining intro to photographer's rights. You are responsible for doing your own research and knowing where it is and isn't okay to shoot. 

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