self-care, planning & preparing, finding our creative spark

Our creativity needs to be nurtured, and when we can eliminate as many distractions, and stress moments as possible we can spend more time working on our creativity.

The creative process has a lot to do with planning and preparing for our shoots. Self-care shouldn’t be over looked in the creative process. When we allow ourselves to rest our minds, and bodies we allow more space for creativity.

Find out in this section my own tips, and the resources I’ve used to improve my workflow.

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take creative control, understand the settings & lingo

We’re taking the time to style, compose and prepare our scenes so why would we want to let our camera make the decisions?

Learning manual mode isn’t as hard as you might think. When shooting still life and food photography, we can use a tripod, shoot tethered and bring our compositions to the frame. When we learn to understand the camera settings we can see live what influence they those settings have on our images.

This section contains resources for learning to take control of your camera, learn the settings and the lingo of photography.

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Composition is one of the easiest ways to create an eye-catching image. Learning composition is a never ending game. Beautiful compositions for some people come more naturally than for others, some people have to practice. Experience, and practice are key to improving your skill set.

In this section I’ve gathered for you videos, online tutorials and other resources for improving your composition methods.

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color theory, layering, troubleshooting our images

Styling goes hand in hand with composition. Learning to tell a good visual story is important if we want to make successful images.

I’ve gathered inspiring videos, tutorials, and more that all focus on creating visual interest within our compositions. Learning to better style our scenes will help us in troubleshooting a scene we find dull, flat โ€”our slightly off.

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where the magic begins, the finishing touch

Shoot RAW, and get the most out of your photos. Using software, like Lightroom, Capture One, Photoshop, and Camera RAW will bring out the most of your photos.

There are a ton of resources available for learning how to edit your photos, and I’ve gathered the ones I’ve found helpful, here for you.

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