About Andrea Thomas

I'm Andrea. I'm a Canon-shooting mom to a little boy who runs from my camera and a baby girl born on Halloween. I'm also a wife to a husband who usually obliges me when I yell at him to pull over so I can take a picture! I love learning about photography and editing and am passionate about sharing what I've learned with others.

Newborn Photography Safety Tips

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This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. It seems that more and more often newborn photos feature fabric-wrapped babies suspended from tree branches or perched on rocks above a waterfall (ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little on the last one – but not by much). As clients and fans ooh and aah over […]

Five Editing Mistakes to Avoid

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This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. There are a few things that I did to my photos when I was just starting out that really make me cringe when I look back. I know I’m not alone in this, as these issues seem to be pretty common when it comes to new […]

Small Changes, Big Impact

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This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. At a recent senior photo session, I noticed a few small things that I did that made a really big impact in my photos and I wanted to share them with you. 1) Have your subject turn around – I wanted to place my subject in […]

Big Ticket Lenses: Try Before You Buy

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This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. Over the years, I’ve picked up a handful of lenses. I have the Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens that came bundled with my camera and I’ve also purchased the Canon 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8 lenses. For the most part, these lenses cover me pretty well for […]

Newborn Props Are All Around You!

Newborn Props Are All Around You

This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. It seems like there are countless vendors selling expensive newborn props these days, and when you are first getting started it can be overwhelming to think of all the things you need to buy. However, with a little imagination, you will find that fabulous props can […]

Which Canon 50mm Lens is Right for You?

Which Canon 50mm Lens Is Right For You?

This post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. When I purchased my first DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel XTi, I was lucky to have a friend to help guide me with my purchasing decision.  He was pretty adamant that I should skip the kit lens that typically comes bundled with the camera and go […]

Big Fun with Macro Filters

Big Fun With Macro Filters

The following post is by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. I love drooling over other photographers’ amazing photos taken with macro lenses. There’s just something about seeing tiny things (or a tiny part of something) large and in detail that can take the most ordinary subject and make it into something extraordinary. I’d love to […]

Compare Photos in Lightroom 4 With Survey View

Using the Survey View in Lightroom 4

Post written by Andrea Thomas of Speechless Photography. Hello, my name is Andrea and I’m a chronic over shooter. I used to agonize over culling the 20 or so nearly identical photos I had of each pose from a session. Is this one better or that one? I like dad’s smile in this one, but […]