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Online course: Be your real INFJ self without feeling frustrated

<b>This course includes four days of video sessions and email-based course materials. You can purchase this course for anytime, on-demand access. The</b> …

Instagram: Tips and Printing Ideas

As a professional photographer, I am naturally drawn to Instagram as my social media of choice. I feel more connected there and find people in …

5 Budget-Conscious Tips for Starting a Newborn Photography Business

We are delighted to welcome back Megan Curren as our guest writer today. She has some fantastic tips on how to get started in newborn photography if …

The Blogging Recipe Every Photographer Should Use

November 28, 2016<p>Photo: Jasmine Star<p>I’m often asked for marketing tips or how-tos. When trying to build a business, entrepreneurs search for ways to …

Whole30 Day 10: Big-O Bacon Burgers (+ Whole Foods Market Fresno Signing!)

Warning: this recipe is dangerous. Not only is it one heck of a crowd-pleaser, but your family and friends will be kicking down your front door for a seat at your dinner table. Heed my words.<p>But before you get all distracted by my recipe for Big-O Bacon Burgers, I have to tell you about an upcoming Q&A and book signing—my very first in California’s Central Valley! <b>On Saturday, January 24, 2015, I’ll be making an appearance at the Whole Foods Market in Fresno from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.</b> Come get your …

Food Photography Equipment

A dSLR (any one, seriously)<p>It’s common for new photographers to get caught up into which is the best camera maker. The more important question should …

Photographer Travels The World By Trading His Photo Services

Without spending a dime, Australian photographer Shantanu Starick has successfully completed 187 trades, traversed five continents and remained …

Back to Basics: Our Favorite Interior Design Tips & Techniques

(Image credit: Julia Brenner)<p>A good foundation in interior design basics and principles can have a huge effect on the look and feel of a space, and …

How To Clean A Wool Blanket With Snow

Wool blankets are one of the most coveted finds at flea markets these days. They are practical, durable, and fashionable. And we've found a great way …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Design on Another Level: Platform Furniture, Raised Rooms and Other Ideas & Inspiration

Think just because you've got a single story you have to keep all your decor flat on the ground? Adding built steps, platforms and levels in your …

The golden customer and 5 ways to keep them

420 Shares<p>We all so often hear about the bad stories, the negative things that have happened with clients, and how to avoid those same mistakes, but …

A Multifunctional Apartment in Brooklyn

Furniture designer Katy Skelton Acuff and her husband Drew Acuff – who’s in the process of completing a graduate degree in publishing – have called …

6 Tips for Storytelling Photography

Although I love to take posed portrait images, my main photography inspiration comes from my desire to capture those mundane, everyday moments with …

Photography Tutorials and Photo Tips | Creative Inspiration

Last updated on June 7th, 2017 at 04:28 pm<p>Looking for Photography Tutorials?<p><b>You can find many great photography tutorials and creative inspiration by</b> …

Creativity Exercise: 6 new ways to approach backlighting

Romina (@romy)<p>This month, let’s focus on shooting into the light and explore some unexpected and creative approaches to incorporating backlighting in …

Landscape Photography

What the Ice Bucket Challenge Teaches Us About Marketing

“Does dumping ice water over your head really do anything for ALS – or is it just narcissistic?”This critique of the Ice Bucket Challenge has been …

advice for shooting a session with the photo album in mind

288 Shares<p>Have you ever attempted to piece together a photo album only to find that your images just aren’t working well together on the page spreads …

4 ways to smooth skin in Lightroom

The brush tool is one of the most powerful tools in Lightroom.<p>Today, I am going to show you four ways to smooth skin.<p>My son has agreed to let us use …

How to photograph fine art school portraits

652 Shares<p>I have done many things to grow my custom portraiture business in the past four years but I would have to say that the most beneficial …

Bacon Apple Smothered Pork Chops

With its Creole heritage, smothered pork chops is hearty comfort food at its most straightforward. Just brown some chops and cover ’em with a thick, savory layer of sautéed onions and gravy; you’ll have a satisfying meal in no time. But don’t mistake easy for bland. My flavor-first version of this southern dish will satisfy even the most ornery eater—guaranteed.<p>The secret to a smashing onion gravy, of course, is the <i>roux</i>—the thickening agent traditionally made from approximately equal amounts of …

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches

I know what you’re thinking: BACON? PANCAKE? SANDWICHES? All are clichés in the Paleo food world (and let’s not kid ourselves: they’re certainly not health food), but there are reasons why they’re so popular:<p>Bacon and pancakes are mind-bendingly delicious, and who doesn’t like eating with their hands?<p>So yes: I’m totally pandering to the masses (and my own taste buds) with this recipe. After all, Bacon + Pancakes + Sandwich = Paleo Kryptonite.<p>I don’t post recipes for treats very often, but when …

Shepherd’s Pie from Russ Crandall’s The Ancestral Table

I know, I know: potatoes aren’t “Paleo™.” And neither is white rice, heavy cream, or butter.<p>Well, at least according to the version of Paleo that many of us eagerly adopted when we first discovered this way of eating. But as I’ve said before…<p><i>…there isn’t just one definitive, monolithic, one-size-fits-all “Paleo diet.” Some Paleo eaters choose to go super-low-carb, while others of us are happy to munch on a baked potato or a bowl of white rice every now and then. There are Paleo eaters who can’t</i> …

The Reject And Retreat Sales Technique + How Should You List Your Prices?

A determined knock at your front door interrupts your afternoon.You open it and no one is there. Oh wait. Your gaze drops down two feet and you see a …

3 Steps to make a Photo Book in Lightroom

<i>*Post contains affiliate links. Thanks in advance if you support Click it Up a Notch.</i><p>If you are anything like me, you’ve been dutifully practicing …

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30 Questions to Ask to Create an Experience in Your Family Sessions

Creating an experience for your clients during a family session can be a little bit challenging, and at times, somewhat akward. I want my clients to …

DIY Ice Light

Have you heard of the Ice Light? Well, it is an awesome portable continuous light source that is handheld, dimmable, and lightweight. Sounds awesome, …

4-day course with Penelope: Get the Guts to Start Freelancing

After a long break from new courses, Melissa and I did a course on how to start freelancing. This is especially timely because over the last six …