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Tips for Simple Product Photos // WBIR, Mornings with Fox 43

It seems like people are so crafty these days. One look at Etsy or Pinterest has the ability to inpsire a new project or business. Thus, the importance of having beautiful product images is evident. One great way to differentiate yourself from other products is to develop a unique style. This morning on Mornings with Fox 43, I had the privilege to share a few low-budget tips for capturing simple & beautiful product photos. Here are my notes:

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Tips for Mobile Photography, Part 2 // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

This morning I had the wonderful opportunity of appearing on Mornings with Fox 43, Powered by WBIR Channel 10 for my 2nd segment on Tips for Mobile Photography. I must tell you up front that I completely didn’t realize they had started filming & I was still trying to get my phone set up. Whoops! I hope it wasn’t too weird. In case you weren’t able to watch the segment, feel free to click the image below to watch. And I also made a graphic that gives a bit more notes & details of the content mentioned on the segment. Enjoy! 
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Tips for Mobile Photography, Part 1 // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

With the recent release in Apple’s iPhone 6 & 6+, many people are asking if there is any reason to have a point & shot camera anymore. And, can camera phones really produce consistent results. Today’s segment, “Tips for Mobile Photography, Part 1″ focuses on 3 tips for better mobile photography. In part 1, I don’t get in depth as to what apps to use, filters to look for, etc. However, I concentrate on elements that will produce good photographs. Then, in Part 2, (coming soon), I’ll give an inside look into what apps I use & may even give you an opportunity to watch me edit a series of phone photos. In any case, here is the video link (click here) from this am as well as notes from today’s segment. Enjoy!
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Knox’s 5th Birthday Party

My little mini-me, Knox, turned 5 several weeks ago & we had a small party with our family & a few friends. I could write for days about how proud I am of each of our children & about the joy they bring to our lives. For several months we’ve been asking Knox what kind of birthday party he would want & he kept insisting on an “Indian” party. In a major way, he is infatuated with all things Indian. He often wears a rad little Indian costume complete with moccasins & a spear that a friend made him. When he’s in costume, he couldn’t be happier. So for his birthday, Joy was busy thinking of ways to decorate & style his party. She made several headdresses for Knox & his friends in addition to having a activity area for kids to make their own necklaces & bracelets. I designed some little Indian cupcake toppers & went to Lowe’s & picked up a few wooden poles & a painter’s canvas drop cloth to make a teepee. Thankfully, Joy’s dad came a little early & put the teepee together. It looked fantastic; what a fun afternoon!

I chose to capture the birthday party on medium format film on my Hasselblad H1, developed & scanned by Film Box Lab. Here are a few of my favorites:
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He couldn’t be more excited.KnoxB-Day-12_WEB KnoxB-Day-15_WEB KnoxB-Day-17_WEB KnoxB-Day-18_WEB KnoxB-Day-19_WEB KnoxB-Day-20_WEB
Hey Molly!KnoxB-Day-21_WEB KnoxB-Day-22_WEB KnoxB-Day-23_WEB
The necklace/bracelet making station. KnoxB-Day-25_WEB
Watch out folks, he’s all business!KnoxB-Day-29_WEB KnoxB-Day-32_WEB
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We love you, Knox!!!KnoxB-Day-34_WEB

 

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Wayne + Lauren // Day-After Session, Asheville, NC

In April, 2014, I, along with my sidekick & assistant shooter, Jon, had the privilege to venture over to Asheville, NC for Wayne & Lauren’s beautiful Pine Hollow Lodge wedding. Their wedding photos are being considered for publications so I’m unable to show the wedding photos yet but wanted to show a peek of their lovely images from the Day-After Session. It’s hard for me to recall a wedding where I felt so at ease as I did at Wayne & Lauren’s. They were beyond hospitable & the fact that the wedding took place in the backyard of the Pine Hollow Lodge allowed for such a laid-back day. It was unreal.

Following the day of the wedding, we met up with Wayne & Lauren at the North Carolina Arboretum. I had the privilege of photographing a wedding there in June 2012 (click here to see). The sun was quite harsh but we managed to sneak beneath a few trees & enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. I love how effortlessly these two interacted & these photos, along with their wedding, have become some of my personal favorites. Enjoy!LewisBartoWedding-1090_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1101_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1103_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1107_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1112_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1116_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1120_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1124_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1125_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1134_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1136_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1139_WEB
Could they be more amazing together?!!LewisBartoWedding-1143_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1146_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1152_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1158_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1160_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1162_WEB LewisBartoWedding-1167_WEB
Following our time at the Arboretum, we opted for a wardrobe change before venturing downtown for a bit & ending the session at Tupelo Honey Cafe! Yes!!!
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