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Elevate the Everyday

Using photos to preserve your memories

Since photographs themselves are probably the most cherished of all keepsakes, it would make sense that we think about how to ‘keep’ them. And digital file instability and the prospect of electronic failure make it […]

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Capturing traditions

Routines don’t necessarily have to be something you do every day, or even every week. Traditions, the more sacred and special routines that we participate in, might not have such a strict and regular time […]

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Choosing your perspective

The way we look at our life is as unique as our life itself. What we notice, what is special, which nuances and vignettes mean the most—these are the things that should be considered when […]

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When and when not to use your flash

Learning how to control is your flash is an important step in learning to create photos that mean something to you. Even in auto mode(s) you can almost always find a way to override the […]

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With light, comes shadow

I can think of no more important topic to discuss when it comes to photography than light. Without it, there would be no photography. With light, comes shadow To get the exposure you need, you […]

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How to judge size and scale in your photos

When you’re charting your children’s lives and their progress–emotionally and physically–you might want to gauge exactly how much they have grown. To do this, it is helpful to call on tools to showcase scale and […]

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Elevating the everyday to capture life

Maybe you already shoot everything your family does every day. Maybe you’ve never been all that good at taking photos to record the everyday and the not-so-everyday. It makes no difference. All that matters is […]

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Where to position your focal point

Because improving your photography means learning how to control certain settings to get your desired results more consistently, many people work on mastering a shallow depth of field. This image was about capturing the scale […]

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Capturing the holidays

For so many families, the year is is plotted and planned out around annual holidays. Between family, friends, and school activities, our lives circle around the calendar of holidays. Whatever the rituals and traditions that […]

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Close up or context? Choosing framing for your photos

Although my natural tendency is to zoom into most subjects, if I had to choose between always capturing just the close-ups, or just the context, it would be a difficult decision. For as much as […]

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A few of my favourite things

Just about all children have them: a favourite story, a favourite pair of shoes, or a favourite blanket. Who knows why they choose the things that they do. Sometimes it doesn’t make any sense and […]

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