Inspiration

What I saw at the Minneapolis-area George Floyd protests

Rachel Austin is a photographer and mother of four living just three blocks from where George Floyd was killed. Here's her personal story and photo journal as the George Floyd protests, memorials and marches took place all around her. I [...]

By |2020-06-26T11:02:08-04:00June 24th, 2020|Inspiration|1 Comment

Truthful photography can make our pain into our superpower

It sounds simple, but we know it involves a million choices. Oversharing, weighed against lies of omission. The question of how, in what language, with what code. To strip it down or cover it with something sheer and beautiful. [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:54:04-04:00June 19th, 2020|Inspiration|2 Comments

Why postpartum photography is so different from traditional newborn photography

As photographers, our job is to tell a story. What we choose to document is a personal, passion-driven preference unique to each of us. For me, I’ve always wanted to document motherhood — the raw, the intimate, and the honest [...]

By |2020-06-18T15:18:52-04:00June 18th, 2020|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

Couple goals: how to style for unforgettable couple photos

I believe in the art of storytelling through vivid, gorgeous photos that show more than beautiful faces and styled props. I want my couple photos to tell a story that makes you feel every emotion as if you were [...]

By |2020-06-18T10:25:05-04:00June 18th, 2020|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

The incredible importance of creativity to every aspect of your daily life

This is a personal essay on how bestselling author, speaker, photographer (and former engineer and attorney) Karen Walrond discovered that she is, indeed, a creative person and the importance of creativity to every aspect of her daily life. About [...]

By |2020-06-16T13:42:12-04:00June 16th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

Quietly beautiful photos of an empty Key West during the Coronavirus pandemic

We are living in a unique time. Even my Grandma — who has seen some things — said she has never seen anything like this. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, businesses are shuttered, people are having to distance themselves [...]

By |2020-05-20T12:05:53-04:00May 21st, 2020|Inspiration|4 Comments

A creative approach to 30 days of family documentary photography during COVID-19

Taking images of your family everyday for 30 days is a challenge all on its own. Pair that with being stuck at home in quarantine for all 30 of those days and things get down right interesting. This is how [...]

By |2020-05-15T12:59:09-04:00May 15th, 2020|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment

We are OK and we are not OK: A photographer’s diary while quarantined in China

Christine Keegan and her family were under quarantine since the last week of January in Tianjin, China. “In our city (and most cities in China besides Wuhan) all schools, stores and public areas have been closed except for groceries, and [...]

By |2020-05-11T17:55:39-04:00May 11th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

23 Photos of motherhood that show exactly what it feels like to be a mom

Feature photo by Melissa Richard, "Motherhood is growth." — @melissarichard4 Motherhood means many things — caring, snuggles, heartache, joy, sleepless nights, worry, love — and it's different for everyone. Some days we feel like mothers of the year, while other days [...]

By |2020-05-05T10:45:37-04:00May 5th, 2020|Inspiration|1 Comment

For photographers, creative therapy can look a lot like funny dog photos on Instagram

I've done this before. Not the global pandemic thing, but the using photography as therapy thing. I fell in love with photography when I was 14. It was days after my mom suddenly died that I realized the power of [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:33:59-04:00May 4th, 2020|Inspiration, Uncategorized|1 Comment

5 Inspired ways to photograph your new normal amid the Coronavirus pandemic

A chalk rainbow colors a driveway. Neighbors wave to each other from across the street. Children recite the ABCs as they wash their hands before dinner. These everyday moments seem ordinary, but through the lens of what's happening at this [...]

By |2020-05-01T13:13:37-04:00April 27th, 2020|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|4 Comments

27 Coronavirus quarantine photos that perfectly capture what life is like right now

Feature photo by Jamie Eilts In the midst of this scary, uncertain time, photographers are capturing the most poignant moments of their new normal. These safe-at-home photos show how life as we know it is changing — from homeschooling to [...]

By |2020-04-13T14:15:28-04:00April 13th, 2020|Inspiration|2 Comments

See the top 5 winners of the Click photo contest: Smartphone photography

Julie Audoux "Passeggiata" Gear & Settings: iPhone 8; f/1.8, 1/370, ISO 20 With smartphone cameras getting better and better, there's no reason not to get out there and take pics with whatever gear you have [...]

By |2020-04-10T18:00:27-04:00April 10th, 2020|Inspiration, Smartphone|0 Comments

How I used photography as therapy to heal after a traumatic life experience

For photographer Rachel Ambroson, photography is a therapeutic tool that helped her climb out of a dark place and find her light. Using her camera, Rachel was able to begin healing after the trauma of her daughter Olivia's cancer diagnosis. [...]

By |2020-03-02T09:54:59-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Inspiration|24 Comments

Why taking a break from photography can be good for you

Taking a break from photography isn't a popular idea. We are bombarded with advice on how to shoot daily and find time in our hectic lives to make room for photography. We're told to pick up our cameras even when [...]

By |2020-02-13T09:15:40-05:00February 17th, 2020|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials, Uncategorized|4 Comments

18 Rainbow baby photos to make you smile and inspire your next newborn session

Feature photo by Little Love Photography Rainbow babies are joy after sorrow, happiness after heartbreak, and life after loss. They are truly the rainbow after the storm, and they deserve to be celebrated. What better way to capture that feeling [...]

By |2020-02-14T09:18:20-05:00February 14th, 2020|Inspiration|1 Comment

36 food photographers who will have you reaching for your stretchy pants

Feature photo by Stephanie Studer It's hard to say what we love more, eating or looking at gorgeous food photos. I guess what we really want is to eat our cake and photograph it too! Just kidding. We'd rather see [...]

By |2020-01-27T13:47:11-05:00January 24th, 2020|Inspiration, Smartphone|0 Comments