Author Archives: ShutterBug

How I edit backlit beach photos in Lightroom and Photoshop

Shooting at the beach in the summer is one of my favorite ways to capture summer memories for my family.  We are so fortunate to live within 4 miles of the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline in Holland, Michigan. We often … Continue reading

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Beyond boyhood: Photographing your son’s tween and teen years

As my boys transitioned out of boyhood and into their tween and teen years, I quickly realized that I needed a different approach to photographing them. I mean, they have a social life now and all! So I went on … Continue reading

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7 tactics for more powerful travel photos

You’ve traveled around the world, battled jet lag and lost luggage, showered and stepped out onto an unfamiliar street, camera in hand. Now what? For many, it becomes instantly overwhelming – foreign languages and signs, bustling streets, every scent new, … Continue reading

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From the Forum: 5 steps to get started portfolio building

***This tutorial was posted on our expansive photography forum; however, we think it’s so rad that we just had to share with you, too*** Developing a strong portfolio can be an ongoing and difficult process; however, it is also rewarding … Continue reading

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How and why to change the point of view in a photograph

For many of us, when we begin our photography journey our first images are often “close-ups” of our babies. Then, as they grow older, we continue shooting them from the same perspective, our perspective. Our perspective consists of us shooting … Continue reading

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