What I Wish I Knew the First Time I Picked Up My DSLR

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: A little over four years ago I picked up my first DSLR. I owned a few SLR and point and shoot cameras, but it hadn’t occurred to me that I needed to learn how to use them in order to improve my photos.  I was…

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How Angles Can Make Your Photos More Interesting

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: Sometimes the simplest changes make the biggest impact.  In photography, the angle you are shooting from or holding the camera can be one of those simple changes.  A small tweak can hide something unsightly, draw the eye to your subject or include an important item…

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5 Techy Tools for New (and New Again) Parents

The following post is from Lauren Rothlisberger of Get Me Geeky: This post is dedicated to brand new Jackson Jeremiah! Welcome to the world little man. Much like Mandi, I welcomed a new baby boy into our home this spring. Ever since Will's birth I keep thinking about how much has changed since my first…

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Professional Portraits

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: Fall is in full swing and that means it’s the season for family portraits. It’s exciting to think of the beautiful new pictures your family will display and share. But how do you make the most of your photo session? How can planning ahead make…

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7 Ideas for Your Back-to-School Photos
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7 Ideas for Your Back-to-School Photos

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: A new school year is almost here, and I can’t decide how I feel about it! I adore summer and hate to see it wind down, but after planning all summer, I’m always eager to dig into our new books, supplies and plans. No matter…

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Photography Gadget and Gear Round-up {+ a Fun Giveaway for You!}
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Photography Gadget and Gear Round-up {+ a Fun Giveaway for You!}

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Lisa ([email protected])! I’m really excited about this post because I get to share with you some wonderful items that I love. Photography accessories and gadgets are in endless supply these days, ranging from the fashionable to the…

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It’s Time for July’s Photo Hunt {For the Whole Family!}

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: I can’t believe that June is almost over!  Last month we introduced the June Photo Hunt for the whole family, and my kids have been working on this project together, but I've been surprised that my daughter has taken up the majority of the hunt. …

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The Benefit of Taking a Few Steps Back…And a Breath

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: I want to talk to you today about an important component in taking authentic photographs.  What I mean by authentic is an image that shows a true expression and posture, an authentic representation of the individual.  We often tend to bring the energy level up…

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A Few Shots from the June Photo Hunt

Are you participating in the June Photo Hunt? Krystal has created a list of June-themed items -- like ladybugs and rain, baseballs and sprinklers -- for you and your family to hunt for and capture with your camera this month. She's using the opportunity to help her kids improve their photography skills, and I think…

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Join Us for the June Photo Hunt {For the Whole Family!}

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: Ah! Summer is finally here!  Here in the mid-Atlantic it seemed like it would never come. My family and I are starting some fun and creative projects that will last throughout the summer, one of which is the list you see here (available in the…

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