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Capture the moment and not perfection

Capture the Moment and not perfection: All to often I see people who are so consumed with trying to capture perfection, they miss the moment. Looking back at all the images our parents took, it is easy to see that they embraced the idea of capture the moment. Not so long ago, you kept just about every photo taken. Now when we look at those, the memories come flooding back like a tidal wave of emotion. These images were not […]

Studio Portrait

Home studio photography can be great and cost effective

Home studio photography As many new photographers (and their clients) soon find out, the cost of renting a studio can quickly burn through your budget and leave you with little to no profit. This is not the recipe for a successful photoshoot.  So the answer is a home studio but can you produce great images in a

Seated-Portrait-photoshoot

Priscilla’s photoshoot – the portrait that almost never was

The word for today is improvisation. In this shoot we had a young college student, Priscilla. The plan was an outside shoot, casual headshots and portrait. Now rain was not expected but Florida’s see breezes evidently didn’t hear the weatherman’s report. We had to improvise a bit when the rains came and we moved the shoot indoors. We experimented with

Bridal Bouquet

Wedding photography and what makes a successful shoot

What are the keys to being a successful wedding photographer? This is a question you see a lot on blogs and on social media. The answer my friends is no big secret, it’s fundamentals 101. When I shoot a wedding, nothing is left to chance. Recently I had a casual theme wedding in Leesburg, located in Lake County Florida and I wanted to share some of my

Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd

One photo that rings true for you

As a photographer, you have two goals. The first is to make your client happy. The second is your personal goal for the shoot. This is a very important but oft times lost element of a photoshoot. My personal goal is to get at least one shot during a photo shoot that rings true to me. Something that I look at and say, “now that is an image that says something to me”. These are usually not the best photos […]