3 Simple Tips for Dreamy Background Blur in Photography

3 Simple Tips for Dreamy Background Blur in Photography

One of the questions I get asked a LOT is how to get those soft, dreamy, velvety blurred backgrounds in photography, so that your subject subject seems to pop right off the screen, and the whole image has that wonderful 3 dimensional quality to it. 

So, that's exactly what I'm going to cover today, with 3 simple tips that can help get your background super blurry and dreamy. You can use each tip on it's own to get better background blur, or use them TOGETHER for maximum impact! 

Let's dive right in shall we?

5 Tips for A Faster Editing Workflow

5 Tips for A Faster Editing Workflow

Time is without a doubt our most precious resource - because no matter how much we might want or need it, we can't fit more than 24 hours into our day!

And I for one don't have time to spend a couple of those precious hours sitting at my computer desk trying to manage, edit, and otherwise keep on top on my images.

So if you feel like you are drowning trying to get everything done, have a quick read of these 5 simple tips that will have you spending less time at your computer desk editing AND creating better images as well. 

Hola!

Travel Photography: What Equipment to Pack for Your Vacation!

Travel Photography: What Equipment to Pack for Your Vacation!

Every year, I have the same struggle: knowing what photography equipment should I take with me when I'm travelling and on vacation....and which I can afford to leave behind.   

It's a delicate balancing act between wanting to have the PERFECT lens with me for a certain shot, and being able to actually walk around places without kilos of equipment weighing me down. 

So here's my tips for which photography equipment you'll want to pack, and which to leave at home!

How she did it: From Beginner to Photography Business in 1 year

How she did it: From Beginner to Photography Business in 1 year

Today I've got a case study for you that I think you are going to LOVE! I asked Live Snap Love student Whitney Charles to come on the blog to share her story with you, because she has moved forward SO far in such a short period of time. She's come from being a complete beginner in Spring 2017, to having her own photography business (and taking amazing images to boot) a mere 12 months later.  I've been following her progress with awe, so I'm delighted to welcome her to the blog today. In this post she's sharing with you what she did, what challenges she faced, and what she wished she had done differently. Plus there is a heap of then / now images so you can see the difference in her images. I think you will find it incredibly valuable and inspirational, so let's dig in!

5 Surefire Ways to Build Confidence as a Photographer

5 Surefire Ways to Build Confidence as a Photographer

It happens to all of us at some time or another.

We feel somehow lacking as a photographer, that we aren't creative enough, or our images are boring, or that we will never be in the same league as the "big guys" we admire.  In short, our confidence is in short supply . 

And in response you will have heard the same stuff as me, about how "there is only one you" and "no-one else sees the world quite like you" and "embrace your unique perspective!"

Now, don't get get me wrong, all of that is definitely 100% true, and we SHOULD keep that in mind, but for me, I need something a little more practical than simply being told I shouldn't feel that way 😃

So that's what I am here with today - some practical advice for building your confidence as a photographer.

If that sounds like something you could do with, keep on a readin'....

The Top 3 Reasons You Get Soft Images With Your 50mm Lens

The Top 3 Reasons You Get Soft Images With Your 50mm Lens

Are you using a 50mm F1.8 lens but having trouble getting sharp images? 

Do you wonder why others can get awesome images with this lens, but not you? 

Then you'll want to check this video out!

In it I go over the top 3 reasons why your images might not be as sharp as you want...and the best thing is, they are pretty easy to fix!