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The Joy of Creativity May 04, 2021

I believe that God is the great Creator. According to the Bible, when God created people, he made us in his own image. That means we have elements in us that are like him. When we create something, we connect to that divine origin, to that part of God that finds joy in the process of...

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"I don't want to be a photographer" Apr 11, 2021

“I don’t want to be a photographer.” 

My friend told me that at this point in her life, she was so busy with life and kids, that pursuing photography didn’t make sense for her.

I remember feeling like that. I had taken a photography course in university, and...

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Portrait Photography Mar 24, 2021

I LOVE portraits more than any other kind of photography. For me, it's about the connection. I enjoy getting to know other people and sharing the experience of a photo shoot with them. I also love the challenge of knowing that WHAT I say, and HOW I say it can dramatically impact the...

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Artistic Photography: A Window to the Soul Mar 23, 2021

They say that the eyes can be a window to the soul. I really believe that the camera lens can be a window to the soul as well. It can help you connect with yourself and help you express what is deep inside.

1. The camera can help you discover artistic giftings that you didn’t know...

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Looking for the Light Feb 09, 2021

When I first set out to create an online photography course, I asked people questions. If you could wave a magic wand and get better results in your photography, what is the one thing you'd like to learn?

Their answer? Light.

The word photography literally means "drawing with light." LIGHT is...

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Family Photography: From Fussy to Fun Jan 18, 2021

How many of you can relate to this scenario?

Mom has been planning a family shoot for a while now. She's combed Pinterest for inspiration and has everyone's outfits coordinated to a tee.  She's talked Dad into it, and even though (let's be honest) he'd really rather not be there, he knows...

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Mr. Rogers and His Camera Dec 03, 2020

Today I watched the Tom Hanks movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, about the late Fred Rogers, TV host of the children's program Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. It touched me deeply. Mr. Rogers sought to redeem television for the sake of the souls of the children of the nation. He fought a long...

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What are you looking for? Oct 18, 2020

 

I love how looking through a lens causes you to see the world differently.  

You pick up a camera, look through the viewfinder, and the lens directs your eye to the subject. Everything else falls to the wayside as you focus in and capture that moment.

We all have lenses, don't we?...

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The Shadow Proves the Sunshine Oct 18, 2020
How do you look at life?
 
You can look at the dark shadows, or at the bright and shiny highlights.
 
Life is like a camera, you can choose what to focus on.
 
Let's look for the light.
 
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But what about the shadows?
 
A good portrait photographer...
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