About Beckie

I'm Beckie, a fun, think-outside-the-box mama to 2 miracle children.
I love all things photography, and being able to share in this art with others!

Introducing “Blog Template set 2”

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I’ve been working on a new template set for blogging! I am really excited about this set! There are so many photographers that also use Instagram to reach their clients. I wanted to design a template set that can […]

Tips for shooting product photography

Written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com Hey all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted (I’ve been crazy-busy, and quite honestly, I have felt less than inspired as of late), but I wanted to share something with you that has inspired me recently and helped me pick up my camera again. Product photography Besides photography, one […]

Introducing blog-ready collage templates by Everyday Elements

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com Over the last month or so, I have been working on something fun to introduce to our awesome Everyday Elements readers…blog-ready collage templates. I am happy with how they turned out, and am excited to be able to share them with you all. Templates are a great way to showcase […]

Lens hood tip of the day

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com Where do you store your lens hoods when you’re not using them? Do they end up on a shelf somewhere, or buried in the bottom of your gear bag? Or have you just lost them? Here’s a simple little tip to help you never lose your lens hood again, and to […]

What is dappling? And how you can avoid it.

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com dappling: verb; to produce numerous, usually cloudy and rounded, spots or patches of a color or shade different from their background –Merriam-webster.com In photography, “dappling” refers to the spots or patches of light that fall onto your subject. Usually caused by the sun peeking through the tree leaves. Dappling is distracting […]

How to create a brush with text {and a freebie}

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com I know it has been posted here a couple of times, but it’s something that gets asked a lot! “How do you create a brush in Photoshop?” (Amanda has instructions for PSE users HERE and HERE) Making a brush out of text is actually much simpler than you’d think. First, you […]

Troubles with your auto White Balance?

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com I’m going to confess something…I shoot in auto WB! <gasp> Yes, I admit that while I shoot everything else in manual, often times I am too lazy to set a custom WB for every shot or series of shots. So, I flip that WB setting to “auto” and I don’t […]

PRIME focus on you 2013

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com Last month was the Prime: Focus on You photography/business workshop. If you weren’t there, let me just say that I think you missed out on an amazing weekend of learning and networking! We had four leaders this year; Amanda of Everyday Elements, Jill of Jill Jarvis Photography, Kelly of kellynewbury.com, […]

Tips on using a reflector to bounce light

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com Hey all! Today I want to talk a little bit about using reflectors. (this is one of the topics that I will be discussing at the Prime Workshop this weekend) The main purpose of a reflector is to bounce and/or diffuse light. They are really handy when you are shooting […]

Action Edit With Olympia {Road Trip Action Set}

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com Hey all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I have had a busy few months and needed to take a little break, but I am back! I hope you will enjoy my new posts! Today I am doing an action edit using “Olympia” from the Everyday Elements Road Trip […]