My friend Michelle over at Callia's Corner just had a post about some of her favorite sites that she goes to for photo inspiration, learning, and info. It was like she read my mind. I love discovering where everyone else gets their info from. I will find at least one new website to follow every time I go on a fellow photo lovers/photographers page.
I can't ever seem to get enough of learning about photography and everything that goes into it. I wouldn't be kidding if I said I read at least an hour a day about photo stuff on the internet. I know, craziness. I get lost in it.
I am fascinated by how shots are done, what people use to get those shots either programs/actions or light. Recently I've been reading about how to pose people and groups since I've been asked to photograph some friends and family. It's just mind blowing how much information there is out there on any given photography subject. I don't think it's ever possible to learn it all.
I feel like want more from my exposure on all of my images. I want them to glow. Almost like the light is coming out of them. So that is my goal.... to glow.
Click it up a Notch
Courtney is a mom who takes amazing photos and has a gift for teaching us to do the same. Tons and tons of great articles. I read her stuff daily . (if you're reading...Hi Courtney! Will you be my new BFF?)
(So true, Michelle) You can't ever forget about Jodi. I found Jodi through Pioneer woman's website and was immediately excited about her free actions and her very helpful tutorials. I love seeing her pictures of her and her daughter because it reminds me of me and my girls. Except they listen to her :) I use her Facebook actions everyday to resize my blog pictures and place my watermark. I WILL be getting some of her other actions very soon. Once I can decide....hmmm
I Heart Faces
As Michelle mentioned in her post, I've been coming here for their vast photo resources since it seems like the beginning of my internet surfing days. So much to learn and beautiful examples to inspire.
Her photos are to die for and she has really nice freebies like some actions, cards, and frames. I really want one of her posing guides but I need to reign myself in on just one.
Again...actions, tutorials, freebies...videos. You could be here for hours. She has a new freebie texture that I'm trying to really utilize. I found Michelle through a Saint Louis photographer/designer I follow/worship named Holly McCaig. ( see below)
Katie Evans Photography
Her color. Her depth. Totally. I learned how to really make a B&W picture pop through this site. It actually helped all of my post processing more.
Some really fun really unique photo props, supplies, and gifts that you can't find anywhere else.
Emily Fuss Photography
This girl amazes me. ( and I can call her girl because she's 15 years younger than me ;P) So young and so wow. It's no secret I love dogs and animals in general. The way she uses light. Again, something I strive to do. And she's been there for a while. What a lucky gal!
Inspire me baby
More great tutorials and hints for any type of photographer
Great photo, tips, tutorials
Some local gals that inspire me.....
I've been following Holly since about 2007 when I noticed some photos she took of a coworkers dogs. At the time she was doing portraits, weddings, and seniors. She has now since focused on her design/branding Two Pears Design with her friend Carrie. She still does take photos here and there, usually Seniors, and they are fan-flipin-tastic! Oh and did I mention she's a fellow Saint Louisian! She has the cutest trio of little dogs. You need to follow her Instagram feed just to see them. ( and if you're reading Holly....I want you to be my Yoda:)
I found Kristine through her sister, Kelly over at Live Laugh Rowe. She takes those " glowing " photos that I was talking about earlier and I'm always excited when she has a new session on her blog. My family and I get to be one of those sessions this Sunday. I'm so excited. I can't wait to share them with y'all.
I found Karen though Facebook and my sister. She is an amazing wedding photographer who makes it look too easy. I have been lucky enough to be her second shooter this fall. It has been an amazing experience and I have learned so much.
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