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How do they get that “babies resting their heads on their arms” shot?

Ever wonder how they do those baby “resting their heads on their arms” photos? Maybe you think you know how… I’m here to tell you that unless you have actually done it …you don’t know how to do it! It’s hard!!!! I’m a portrait photographer; I don’t claim to be a newborn/baby photographer because great […]

Making Summer Rain

Is there anything better than a child playing in the sprinklers? It reminds me of what a child I still am at heart. What if I could show you how to create a photo using a simple lawn sprinkler to create a portrait that looks as if you took it during a summer rain shower? […]

Ballet Dancer

Make better low light photos

Low light tips – shot while the temperatures reach 109 degrees There are 4 things you need to make great photos in low light, practice, practice, practice or get lucky… I’m going to give you a few tips to taking photos in low light, most of them you most likely already know. However, you will […]

Take better Landscape photos NOW!!!

I’m not a landscape photographer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn a couple of times last week! I have always loved landscape photography; I make my living photographing people for the most part but my favorite type of photography is landscape.  Not because I think I’m any good at it, it’s because landscape […]

Better Pictures of your Kids

Is there anything more endearing for most of us than a baby or child as the subject of our photographs? The world is a giant ball of dirt and water filled with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, who desire pictures, lots and lots of pictures, of the children they love. Most of you are absolutely […]

Tips for photographing events

I’ve been taken pictures and collecting a paycheck from them for about the last 12 years, I’ve photographed countless events but very few have been as meaningful as the last one I attended. This one was for AutismWorks Now; autism is something that has closely impacted my life. At 7 years old our son who […]

It’s wedding season, help the bride wear white…

Ever wonder what that “EV” button on your camera really does? White subjects are a special case, and the cause of the most severe under exposure problems. When your camera sees all black it wants to make it middle grey (18% grey is what we have been taught), when your camera sees all white it wants to […]

She makes me crazy but I don’t complain, it’s a Girl Thing

The Lighting Asylum team just finished “Girl Thing”, a music video for Grammy nominated artist Lonnie Park of Ithaca, NY. This is the first in a series we are producing for Lonnie for his new album Almost Showtime. We had so much fun shooting this video, the location with Lonnie was filmed in Williams, CA at […]

Women’s Photography Conference

  Join us on March 21st, 2015 at the Ballroom of Sacramento (6009 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819) Beginning at 9:00 am for and amazing and fun filled day of Friends, food and photography! Developed by women in the photographic profession who have unlocked it’s secrets to reframing beauty, presented by women who will inspire […]

Week #7 of the 52 portrait challenge

Week #7 of the 52 portrait challenge: Life This week the category is a little less concrete, the theme is “Life”…  Let’s see your your “Life” portraits this week! Don’t forget to share them with us here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/lightingasylum52/ NO EXCUSES!!!! Share :

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