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You just upgraded your iPhone. As the top of the box slowly separates from the bottom, you can’t stop thinking about all of the AMAZING pictures you’re going to take. You set it up and open the camera app for the first time. “Omg, I can’t wait to test out the new lens.” You go […]

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June 19, 2020

Quick iPhone camera trick for higher quality photos

iPhone Settings Hack

Today, I’m sharing what’s in my camera bag! I like to keep my setup lightweight and portable, so you’ll see that I don’t usually carry a ton of equipment. For photographers, I hope this helps you if you’re looking to build a simple gear list. For brand clients and those looking to book a photoshoot, […]

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June 15, 2020

What’s in my camera bag?

what's in my camera bag

Woohoo! We’re finally at the end of our Indoor Lighting 101 journey. Today, I’m teaching you the basics of how to edit indoor photos like in the Lightroom Mobile app like the pros. If you’ve always wondered how to get the light, bright, and vibrant look – read on! Part 1: How to find & […]

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May 14, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 3: How to edit bad light

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In last week’s post, we talked about how to use and manipulate natural light. But, what if you don’t have natural light in your home? Well today, we’re solving this quarantine problem of yours by learning how to make artificial light look natural! Part 1: How to find & manipulate natural light Part 2: How […]

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April 12, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 2: How to get a natural light look without natural light

how to make artificial light look natural

Today, I’m sharing Part 1 of Indoor Lighting 101! In this first installment, we’ll be talking about how to find and manipulate light in your home. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3, where we’ll dive deeper into my indoor lighting photography tips and techniques. In these intro tutorials, you won’t need a fancy camera […]

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April 2, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 1: How to Find & Manipulate Light in Your Home

Indoor lighting photography tips and techniques - how to find and manipulate light indoors

I typically listen to entrepreneurial and business podcasts on my commute to and from work. Now that COVID-19 has put a pause on commuting, I’ve been listening to them while doing the extra chores around the house that come along with the quarantine. Without further ado, here are my 5 favorite business podcasts for entrepreneurs […]

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March 16, 2020

5 Favorite Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

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If you meander over to this Instagram post, I talk a lot about why I almost always recommend renting a studio space for your headshots. In a nutshell, the benefits are: Consistent lighting at any time of day. This is especially important in winter when we have limited daylight available. When shooting indoors, I have […]

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March 8, 2020

5 Dream Bay Area Photo Studio Rental Spaces for Creative Headshots

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Lately, I’ve been working with models to get out of my comfort zone and refine my portrait style. I have to say, it’s been awesome! Nicole is the first signed model I’ve ever worked with. It’s always slightly awkward taking photos in public – people always stare. I guess it makes sense – why is […]

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July 24, 2018

Nicole at Rancho San Antonio

I had the best time hanging out with Kirsty and Kelly around Palo Alto! There are so many beautiful places here, and we only knocked three off my list. Tips for location scouting Plan, plan, plan! Before going on a scouting day, there are a few questions you should answer: Where do you want to […]

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June 27, 2018

Location Scouting in Palo Alto, CA