Sunday, September 01, 2013
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE For parents (okay, mostly moms) there is a lot of stress involved in having the perfect family portrait for the holidays. Choosing an experienced photographer makes this whole process a lot easier, but just in case you are brave enough to try this without a professional, here are some tips to help insure your success:1. Indoors or Out? Choose whether you want your portraits indoors (in your home or in a photo studio) or outdoors. The current trend is to create family portraits outdoors in a natural setting, so we’ll start there. Fall is a great time of year to be outside and it tends to relax fussy little ones.2. Pets or no pets? Many families love including their pets – after all, aren’t they family, too? If you opt to include them, make sure they will be bathed or groomed in advance of the big event and that you choose a location without too many distractions.3. Time of day? Think very carefully about nap times, meal times and bed times if you have small children. Assuming a hungry, tired child is going to sit and smile for an hour just because it’s a convenient time for the rest of the family is a little unrealistic. Additionally, consider the outdoor light. ...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Dog Shots for Everyone! A one day pet photography workshop for non-professionals with Teresa Berg Sunday May 19th 9am-6pm For years we have had requests for a one day workshop for dog lovers to be held here in Dallas. So we're scheduling this wonderful day long adventure to help you learn your camera and get the skills you need to make great pictures of your dog. This workshop is not for pros, but we ask that everyone use a DSLR. Got a nice camera but have no idea how to go beyond the automatic settings? This is the workshop for you. Whether it’s indoors, outdoors, natural light or studio lights, Teresa will cover all different types of shooting and help you achieve the results you want! Using live pet models indoors and out, we will explore the different camera settings, lenses and tools that make professional portraits look so amazing. Here’s a list of topics to be covered:Which lenses for which effects? Shutter speed + Aperture + ISODog body language and “Managing your subject”Choosing the right locationFlash vs Natural lightSetting up the shot The cost is $295 per person for the 8 hours of instruction, lunch and all the fun you can handle. We will keep the group small so that everyone has an opportunity to ask questions and shoot. We will provide a variety of dogs to photograph ...
Sunday, May 13, 2012
So often, we rely on a website or an email to reach out and make connections for us. But more than most businesses, portrait photography is personal. For years I have wanted to introduce myself and talk about my work in a personal way -- and this video does it perfectly! I hope you enjoy it and I hope you will share it! Many thanks to the AMAZING talented Allen Peck of AP2 Films for putting together this wonderful video.