Case Study: Auto to Awesome student Katie Lynn

Case Study: Auto to Awesome student Katie Lynn

One of the BEST things about teaching people photography is simply the impact it can have on your students, and the images they take.

Seriously, nothing makes me feel happier than when I get an email from a student saying how much more confident they feel after taking one of my courses, or how it is all coming together for them, or when I see a student on Facebook or Instagram and they are simply rocking their camera.

A few weeks ago, I was on Instagram and viewing some of the images posted by my students, when a few caught my eye. They were from the same photographer, Katie Lynn, and I was blown away by how amazing they were.  I was even happier when I learnt that she shoots with what some would call “basic” gear - an entry level camera with a crop sensor and the kit lens - absolute, 100% proof that you honestly don’t need the most expensive gear to make great photographs!

So I asked Katie Lynn if she would do a case study for me, because I really wanted you to see the impact learning your camera can make on your images, and how it can improve your skills and images SO much more than getting the latest lens or a new set of actions.  

I’ve done a few case studies on the blog (I’ve linked to them at the bottom of this post if you would like to read more!) as I love seeing the journeys of photographers, but this is the first time I have had a student do this so I am extra delighted to have Katie here!

Take it away, Katie….

Gift Ideas For Photographers: The Ultimate List

Gift Ideas For Photographers: The Ultimate List

It’s getting to be that most magical time of the year: the time when you might be allowed to get your hands on some new photography loot!

To help you with some ideas of what to put on your own wish list, or what to give a photographer friend or family member, here are some ideas that I know you would love to receive in your stocking this year.   

Pin it or share it with your family so they know what they can get you!

Creativity Exercise: Produce a Photo Series

Creativity Exercise: Produce a Photo Series

Welcome back for another creative challenge! If you are new to the blog, every month for 2017 I have been posting a photography project / creative exercise for you to do.   There is only a couple of months left , but come back again on the first Tuesday of December for your FINAL assignment of 2017!  You can of course do these projects / creativity exercises at ANY time, so at the bottom of this post you will find links to the previous challenges too :) 

For this month's challenge we are going to be creating a photo series.

What is a photo series I hear you ask? Well, it's simply a group of photos that come together to create a common theme or story. 

Ready? Let's dive in! 

Should I use Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic CC?

Should I use Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic CC?

Adobe recently announced that there is now TWO different versions of Lightroom available on its subscription plan, and naturally, that has lead to some confusion about what the differences between the two are, and which one you should use.

These two different versions are called Lightroom CC and LIghtroom Classic, and they are each aimed at entirely different sets of people, so you do want to make sure you are using the best one for your needs.

You might also be wondering what the heck happened to Lightroom 6,  the only version of LIghtroom available as a download version for a one time fee, so we’ll cover that today too!

Phew, that’s a lot to get through - best crack on...

Why do my images look blurry?

Why do my images look blurry?

We've all had it, images where our subject looks soft, and out of focus and we wonder where the heck it has all gone wrong!  

There can be several reasons why your images aren't looking as tack sharp as we want them to be, and (luckily!) few things we can do to make it better. 

So here are THREE things to check if you feel you are constantly getting soft or out of focus images.  Of course, there are a other involved in getting a tack sharp images, but chances are if your images aren't as sharp as you want them to be, it's one of these :)