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 […]

Newborn Photography Safety Tips

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 […]

Small Changes, Big Impact

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 […]

Well, photography is not THAT easy…

Guest post by Elaine Simonsen….. The following is part two of Elaine’s battle with OCD and how photography became therapy for her. I have battled depression a few times, so I can relate to her story. Take a moment to read through this – it may help someone you know. I told you about my […]

What is dappling? And how you can avoid it.

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com dappling: verb; to produce┬ánumerous, 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 […]

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 using Carson City B&W

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com It’s been a little while since I’ve done an action edit. And I haven’t had a chance to try out the updated “City Lights” B&W set from Amanda! There were a few new actions added into that set. For this edit I chose ‘Carson City’.     The first thing […]

Finding the best light when shooting in mid-day sun!

written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com The other day, I did 2 college grad photo sessions. They took place at approximately 4p when the sun was still pretty high, and viciously bright and harsh! So, I thought I would talk today about finding the best light when shooting in the mid-day sun! I like to find […]