Photo tips

Photography has been a treasure in my life. When I pick up my camera, the world slows down and the beauty in the mundane is revealed. Photography has been a way for me to slow down life. When looking through my camera, I often find myself noticing things I would have otherwise overlooked. There was a time I worked as a photographer, shooting client sessions and weddings. In 2008, I stepped back from the professional side of photography. Now my subjects rarely sit still and almost never want to pose. Around the same time I stopped offering client sessions, I began teaching a one day intro to photography course in my home. In 2011, I took that course, SnapShop, and moved it online.

SnapShops were born out of a desire to enable others not only to grasp the basics of photography with a dslr camera, but also learn how to capture the beauty in their every days. The online workshop is for beginners, not professionals. It lasts 3 weeks, is entirely online, and self-paced. If you are interested in learning more about your dslr camera, I invite you to visit the SnapShop website for more information.  I would be honored to help you go from knowing how to just take a picture to beautifully capturing the moments of your life.

After nearly 8 years of teaching SnapShops, I will be offering my final courses in September 2015. This will be the last chance to take these courses with my involvement as a teacher!


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Below you can find some of my random photography tip related posts from the past!

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 5D(these are a thing of the past, the new model is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II )

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM– this is the lens I use 90% of the time. It gives me great aperture settings, but also works for wide angle and portraits.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM– my favorite portrait lens

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM

Canon 30D

Canon 28mm USM f/1.8

Canon Speedlight 580 EX

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop

Totally Rad Actions & RadLab

Lots of Design Aglow products

Lots of Pugly Pixel products

I am often asked about what camera equipment I recommend. Click on the icons below for my phone & DSLR gift guides.