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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6 Ideas for Getting Mom into the Photo
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6 Ideas for Getting Mom into the Photo

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: Moms are often the memory keeper, and therefore, the ones who are usually missing in the photographs.  If by chance those roles are flipped in your family, that’s okay -- all these tips still apply to getting dad into photos.  In either case it’s never…

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6 Ways to Introduce Kids to Photography
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6 Ways to Introduce Kids to Photography

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: It is said that at their youngest ages a large percentage of children see themselves as artist.  It’s only as they grow older that they begin to doubt themselves and lose their youthful delight in creativity, also losing their identity as an artist.  Photography is…

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6 Strategies for Stress-Free Holiday Portraits
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6 Strategies for Stress-Free Holiday Portraits

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: Easter is right around the corner, and many of us will be pulling out our cameras for the annual Easter picture with our children and families, just as we did for Christmas and are likely to do again for other major holidays. I understand well,…

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Winter Light
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5 Tips for Making the Most of Winter Light

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: It’s no shock to anyone that the sun shines less in the winter.  Watching our social media feeds, we all see the world rejoice on a sunny, winter day.  While stuck in our homes during these gray days, it can be a challenge to take…

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3 Ideas for Busting Through the Winter Photo Blahs

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: Right about this time of year many of us see a lull in the number of photos we take. One winter my husband commented that I took significantly less photos during the January-March months. With a little thought, I realized that because I didn’t have…

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4 Tips for Capturing Everyday Moments

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: There it is!  One of life’s sweetest moments!  But why didn’t you get a photo of it?  There are lots of answers to that question and they are often problems that have a simple solution.  All you need is a little forethought. Here are four…

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5 Things to Remember When Editing Pictures

The following post is from Amanda of Everyday Elements: Don't have the perfect lighting for a photo shoot?  Did the skin tones on your image turn out all wrong?  Thanks to digital photography those problems can be corrected, and images can even be enhanced.   After a few tweaks in editing software, you can have the…

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