fix that photo: remove a yellow color cast

photos taken indoor can look yellow due to artificial lighting - find out how to fix them in one click!

When you take pictures inside, you’ll often end up with a photo that has a yellow or orange tinge to it. That’s because your camera can’t distinguish between white light (sunlight), warmer yellow light (most lightbulbs), and cooler blue light (cloudy day) unless you tell it to. While you can set your white balance beforehand […]

fix that photo: how to boost & brighten a dull photo


Sometimes a little bit of editing can turn a good photo into a great one. In the next few weeks, I’m going to share a variety of simple photo edits that will help you make the most of the photographs you take. Today’s easy edit focuses on how to brighten and color boost a dull photo. […]

why it’s so hard to get good photos of your own kids…


My mother in law asked me for new photos of my kids to update her wall last week. I was able to get individual shots of each child without too much trouble, although my 4-year-old made me work for it (I AM looking at you mom! she says with her eyes darting everywhere in the […]

10 DIY options for hanging seamless paper {photography backgrounds}

how to hang seamless photography background paper for fantastic photos - without spending a bunch of money on an expensive backdrop stand

Last week I shared photos taken with my new seamless background paper, as well as tips and tricks for how to use seamless paper to get great photos. If you missed that post, I highly recommend you check it out, because seamless paper is awesome. It’s relatively inexpensive, easy to use, comes in a zillion different […]

DIY heart photo display {perfect for instagram photos!}


One of my goals recently has been to take more photos of our family, and then print more of them out. I found this heart photo collage art print available from Minted and thought it would be a great way to get some of my photos off my phone and up on my wall, but I’m […]

get better photos with a seamless paper background

how to get better photos using seamless background paper

It used to be that to get a really great frame-worthy photo of your child, you had to go to a photo studio and pay someone to take the photos and then pay even more for every single print you wanted. These days you can get great photos of your kids are home with two […]

the best places to learn photography {for free}

5 best sites for free online photography tutorials. I need to check these out and learn how to use my camera!

Whether you got a new camera for Christmas or you’ve had one for a few years and never taken the time to really learn how to use it, this is a great time of year to start learning more about photography. There are loads of sites and tutorials online that can help you improve your […]

SHOOT 2015 online photography workshop giveaway


A few years ago I started working to improve my photography skills. I spent a lot of time reading online tutorials and teaching myself to shoot on Manual, and I really enjoyed how much better photos I was taking of my owns kids became. I’ve shared a lot of what I’ve learned in photography tutorials […]