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Chromatic Aberration | Photog Friday

  I am diving in deep about a technical problem today- chromatic aberration. Chromatic aberration or color fringing is an optical problem caused by a lens’ ability to focus and bring together all the wavelengths of color on the same focal point. Sounds super confusing, but in a nutshell it means that when you photograph...

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    Intentional Time | Photog Friday

      As a business owner you really need to be intentional with your time. All of us have 24 hours in a day (yes, even Beyoncé), and sometimes that’s still not enough. Over the years, I have learned a few creative ways to be intentional with my business time and still have family time. First...

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      Back-Button Focusing | Photog Friday

      When I was just starting out I took every opportunity to second shoot. There were photographers I loved working with and some I didn’t. There were photographers who shared their wisdom with me and that knowledge became game changers for my business. One of those nuggets of wisdom was back-buttoning focusing. I was second shooting...

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        Photo Mechanic | Photog Friday

          A few months after starting my business I attended a little workshop with Ashlee Proffitt and Shay Cochrane. At that time I was culling and editing in Photoshop. Shay introduced me to program called Photo Mechanic to help me cull more efficiently. Although, at that time, I didn’t have the money to invest in...

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        • BeckyI love your blog and look forward to seeing what you post, I am learning so much……thank you!!ReplyCancel

        Outsourcing | Photog Friday

          Outsource. Outsource. Outsource. Over the last several years I felt like I have heard a lot of people talking about outsourcing. And honestly, I ignored every SINGLE one of those conversations, blog posts, or social media tidbits about outsourcing. Outsourcing was such a strange concept to me-I pay someone else to take care of...

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          Social Media Notifications | Photog Friday

            Do you want more time? Do you want to be more productive? Do you wish you could do more things that you love? I have a REALLY easy solution for you, turn your social media notifications OFF. I love social media, I love looking at my Instagram feed or seeing pictures of family members...

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            Three Questions for the Right Mindset | Photog Friday

            As a business owner I am always looking for ways to improve and elevate my client experience. I absolutely love the families I serve and I truly want them to have the best experience. Part of that is having the right mindset. During a family session,  I could possibly interact with little ones, grandparents and all...

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            • SaraI love this mindset!  ReplyCancel

            • MariaSuch great information.  ReplyCancel

            • Taylor ByerlySuch great advice! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂ReplyCancel

            • Tracy BrewingtonI agree, we should be positive and always work for clients. Great post.ReplyCancel

            • Isabel MaciasWow! These are super great tips. Thank you 🙏 ReplyCancel

            • BrigitteThese are such valuable tips for all vendors!!ReplyCancel

            P.O.W.E.R. | Photog Friday

            P.O.W.E.R. Believe it or not, today’s Photog Friday blog idea came from a poster hanging up in a middle school classroom. I was a museum educator and my job was to teach students about history and its connection to the Navy. I know it sounds a little boring, but I actually loved going into classrooms...

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              Photog Friday | Silly Faces

              silly faces, Diana Gordon Photography, photo

              Silly faces. The one thing every family portrait photographer (and parent!) dread at a session. You get everyone lined up and tell them to smile and a child starts to make a silly face. ugh! What do you do? Do you say something? Do you get the parents to tell the child to stop? As...

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              • Christine LarameeI love this!!! What great advice and the happy faces do look very genuine!!! ReplyCancel

              • Brittany MeyersThis is such a good tip! It’s so cool to see family photographers making photos fun for kids!ReplyCancel

              • MariaWhat a great tip and such cute families!ReplyCancel

              Social Media Management | Photog Friday

              Last week I shared about a really simple solution to save you time and to be more productive. This week I am sharing another way you can save your time and be productive with your media accounts. Schedule your social media posts! After I publish a blog post, I schedule it to be shared across...

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