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Summer Session | Family Photographer Lexington KY

Popping in to share this summer family session!  I thought this family was too cute and I love the way these images turned out.  From outfit selection to the shoot to laying out a beautiful wall gallery for the hallway (see end of post for display image), I want to make this family portrait photography process easy for my clients.  If you’re interested in learning more about what our sessions include, check out this portrait session information video! 

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The display we designed at the ordering and design session.  More about what happens AFTER the session can be found in this video! 

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Photography Classes Online [Registration Closing]

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Just wanted to give you a heads up that registration for the next online photography class is coming to a close.  The next time I will open up another online beginners class + study group is in the FALL.

 

As a busy mom, I get it …

There is never enough time, and certainly none for yourself once you finish taking care of everyone else! But these real family moments keep happening right in front of you and the opportunity to capture them in the best way possible keeps slipping by.  

THIS is why I created this online photography class!  I wanted a way teach busy people like you to quickly learn how to use their dslr cameras and start taking beautiful pictures immediately.  Although we will be covering the course materials together in a four week private study group, you will always have lifetime access to the course, PLUS any new videos I add in the future!  You can watch the videos whenever it works best for you.  

My commitment to you …

- Over the course of the next four weeks I will be here to guide you, push you and coach you in improving all areas of your photography.   

I will be checking in the private Facebook group daily to answer questions, offer guidance, photo critiques and will also be scheduling some FB LIVE Q&A time as well.

Included with the online Beginners Photography Class is 30 minutes of one-on-one phone/FaceTime time with me.

I am 110% committed to you seeing REAL results with this class. There is nothing worse to me than imagining someone not deriving great value from my programs, so I truly pour my heart into each class.  I’ve taught this material to hundreds of successful students and have zoned in on the fastest, most comprehensive program to get you taking better pictures immediately.  

 

Here is the KEY to your SUCCESS ….

There is opportunity for growth in all skill levels from beginner photographers to those of you that consider yourself a little more advanced.  The key to success with this class, and truly with anything, is to be persistent in your commitment to growth.  

This means …

Fully committing yourself to jumping head-first into this course with me to improve your photography.

Being laser focused and dedicating the time to practice each day.

Embracing the BPC Community and not letting fear hold you back from engagement.   This one is important.  Students that ask questions, get answers and continue to grow!

 

If you’re ready to quit dreaming about taking pretty pictures and start learning HOW, join me for the next round of the online beginners photography class.  What if? What if you dedicated a little time for yourself over the next 4 weeks and walked away with a lifetime of photography skills? Do this for yourself and your family!  

Click here to register for the June 20th – July 15th Class


Setting up your DSLR Menus [VIDEO]

Yesterday I showed you a peek at What’s In My Bag including my stylish camera bag, favorite lenses and memory cards! In today’s video we are going to get a bit more technical as we walk through setting up your dslr camera menu settings.   Now, I realize you might not be using the same camera as me, but that’s okay, a lot of the concepts will be the same! I encourage you to get your camera manual out and follow along.


 

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This video is part of our FREE dslr Jumpstart Video Series.  If you interested in getting started with digital photography, but not quite sure where to start, or even what kind of camera to get, sign up below to get the rest of the videos sent straight to your inbox.

Not a beginner? If you’re more interested in advanced content, click here!

 

Ready to rock that dslr camera? I offer both online and in-person (Lexington, KY) beginner photography classes too!

Click on the classes above to find out when this month’s classes start!


What’s in My Camera Bag [VIDEO]

Yesterday’s post was all about finding the right dslr camera for beginners.  Today I am going to walk you through everything I take on a shoot, from my stylish camera bags to my favorite lenses and memory cards! A few strategic pieces of camera gear and some gorgeous natural light is all you need to create beautiful portraits.  I think you’re going to love this one!


 

photography class for beginners

 

This video is part of our FREE dslr Jumpstart Video Series.  If you interested in getting started with digital photography, but not quite sure where to start, or even what kind of camera to get, sign up below to get the rest of the videos sent straight to your inbox.

Not a beginner? If you’re more interested in advanced content, click here!

 

Ready to rock that dslr camera? I offer both online and in-person (Lexington, KY) beginner photography classes too!

Click on the classes above to find out when this month’s classes start!


Dslr Camera For Beginners [VIDEO]

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked is, “What kind of camera do you recommend?” I truly get it, camera equipment can be a big investment and with so many choices, it can be overwhelming and you could easily end up with something that’s not a good fit.

Don’t worry, in this video I am going to walk you through my go-to Equipment Formula for the Beginner Photographer and help you navigate picking a dslr camera for beginners!

Most consumer level cameras are sold as a kit. Which means that you get the camera body plus a lens together. What most people don’t realize is that the lens that comes in the kit deals is usually not that great of a lens. As you become more familiar with your camera and start learning how to take better pictures, you will quickly realize you want a lens with a wider aperture (lower number) to let in more light to your camera and as a bonus create more background blur.

My go-to equipment formula for a beginner photographer is an

affordable camera body + 50 mm f/1.8 lens.

So what dslr camera body do I recommend for beginners? Yes, nicer, more expensive cameras will have better quality, but in my opinion, the biggest difference between consumer level dslr camera bodies, is just the bells and whistles. I encourage you to pop into your local camera store to hold the different camera bodies and see what feels good in your hands.  Decide on a budget and save room for the 50mm 1.8 lens.  

The real secret weapon is your lens! As far as lenses, I recommend a 50mm f/1.8 lens.  This is a 50mm focal length (similar to what your eye sees) fixed lens with max aperture of f/1.8.  This lens will give you the most bang for your buck (around $200) and is a great addition to any photographers collection. A fixed or prime lens does not zoom.  It is set to one focal length and if you want to zoom, you have to physically move forward or backwards. Zoom lenses with an aperture wider than f/5.6 can be very pricey so this is always my beginner recommendation.  Once my first lens purchase, but still gets utilized often in my professional bag.  

As always, make sure your lens is compatible with your camera body before purchasing.  You can ask your local camera shop or check nikon.com or canon.com for more info.


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This video is part of our FREE dslr Jumpstart Video Series.  If you interested in getting started with digital photography, but not quite sure where to start, or even what kind of camera to get, sign up below to get the rest of the videos sent straight to your inbox.

Not a beginner? If you’re more interested in advanced content, click here!

 

Ready to rock that dslr camera? I offer both online and in-person (Lexington, KY) beginner photography classes too!

Click on the classes above to find out when this month’s classes start!


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