How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree {in daylight}

After we got the Christmas tree up this weekend we had a “Baby’s First Christmas” photo shoot with Caroline.  I thought I’d share the details on how I took these pictures in case any of you are looking for instructions on how to photograph your kids in front of the Christmas lights this year. Here is my favorite picture straight outta the camera: This post contains affiliate links.  To get this shot I used a tripod with my camera settings on the following: ISO: … [Read more...]

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How to Edit Photos Faster with Lightroom

Looking for more tips on how to use Adobe Lightroom for editing photos? I'm sharing my photography editing workflow from start to finish. Learn how to batch edit your images in just a few quick clicks! Your time spent editing photos will be measured in minutes instead of hours. For real. {Quick note: This was written in 2014.  Lightroom has made recent updates so the newest version will look different in some places.  Most of this still applies, though!} Beth’s Quick Photo Editing … [Read more...]

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How to Auto Straighten Images in Adobe Lightroom 5

After semi-successfully stumbling my way around Photoshop and Elements for a few years, I finally came to a point where every time I went to edit my photos I would look at my computer screen like this.... … [Read more...]

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The Family Photo Shoot

Last month we had a family photo shoot.  This is a HUGE deal, considering that we have not had family portraits made since Garrett was one year old, and now he's five. Garrett and I had our picture snapped together for Valentine's Day, but J wasn't included.  Even on special occasions, we are not great at jumping in front of any lenses together.   There have been many holidays where we forget to take a family picture of the three of us together and then I scan my facebook page later that night … [Read more...]

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Because matboard is boring; Part II

After a year of sitting buck naked, the walls in the man cave are finally getting some adornment this weekend thanks to a 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby and a little bit of ingenuity on my part. I have had the poster prints for a long time, but it’s taken me a while to find a frame that I liked enough to pull the trigger on buying.  I found these rustic ones at Hobby Lobby on sale, so they came home with me.   These Shutterfly poster prints come in a 20x30 size, but the only frames I could find had … [Read more...]

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