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Three Ways to Take Better Pictures Without a Fancy Camera

I love to teach photography because there are so many different ways to take better pictures. You can definitely take better pictures by mastering your camera. So many people have amazing cameras and are still putting them on auto. It’s like you just purchased a Ferrari and only drive it 20 mph. Learn to use …

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Dreary Weather Does Not Mean Dreary Pictures

It’s winter in Chicago, which means dreary weather. (It usually also means cold and snow, but that’s not how this winter is going!) But dreary weather does not mean your pictures have to look dreary. If you think about them a little differently, you can still get lots of beauty and energy in your photographs, …

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Monthly Pictures in the First Year

Documenting change. Documenting life. It’s one of the most amazing things about photography. Our lives are moving and morphing so quickly and while we think we’ll remember it all, we can’t. That’s why we go back to old pictures and “can’t believe how little they were.” It’s amazing how pictures can allow us to relive …

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3 Tips for Telling Stories with Your Photography

Some people tell stories with their words. Some tell them with their lyrics. I tell stories with my pictures. And you can, too. Photography is perfect for story telling. The main story line. The subtitles. The accents. My daughter’s first grade teacher would tell her to pick a part of her story and “zoom in,” …

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