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“Emily, I can’t take good photos at home because my apartment is ugly.” “I don’t have a nice camera, so I can’t take professional pictures for my business, website, or social media.” “Photography is too overwhelming for me – I don’t have time to learn all that I need to learn to take a good […]

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July 24, 2020

How to do an at home phone photoshoot

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Did you know that the format of your .JPG photo files on your website will affect your user experience, page load time, and ultimately, search engine optimization (SEO)? 💻 ⁣⁣The faster your page loads, the better for both your users and search engine discovery. This whole topic could be an entire class, so today I’m […]

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July 19, 2020

5 tips for optimizing images for your website

Two pink double doors.

Today, I’ll be sharing 3 steps to shoot beautiful flat lays with just your phone! I like to think of flat lays as on-brand “stock photography,” and you can easily create them at home with a few simple, affordable props.All of the photos in this post were created at home using my iPhone XS. Flat […]

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July 15, 2020

How to style and shoot flat lays with your phone

flat lay featuring a marble desk, flowers, MacBook, pens, a journal, and AirPods.

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

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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

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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