Category Archives: Tutorials

7 Steps For Taking Portraits

I am often asked how I take portraits so I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial. This is how I do it. Other photographers may have a different workflow. The steps are not cast in stone and I may mix them up depending on the situation. STEP 1: FIND A COOPERATIVE SUBJECT. Sophia. She isn’t always […]

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March 14, 2017 - 11:15 am

Candace - Camille, I just love your photos! I somehow stumbled upon your website tonight and got drawn into your blog, your galleries, etc. I too, edit in Lightroom.. though I am very much a beginner… I love the look of your photos. The colors are so true, and rich and just…real. Absolutely beautiful!

Candace Rogers

March 15, 2017 - 9:55 am

camking143 - Hi Candace! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I visited your blog and you have awesome photos. Your daughter, Emily is the cutest.

Depth of Field and Washi Tape

For this month’s photography blog circle, the group is exploring depth of field, specifically minimum depth of field. Be sure to complete the blog circle to see how my friends view depth of field. Next up is Carol Holt from California. See how she views depth of field here. Depth of field sounds really technical […]

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April 6, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Heidi - I love how you are so detailed in your explanation and I love love the new look to the website!!!

April 6, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Carol - So pretty! Love the right colors!

April 6, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Nadeen - This is fantastic! Love the colors, too!

April 9, 2015 - 1:18 am

stefanie - Great post, Camille!! And I really love the web site updates!

July 6, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Fhely - I love everything about this post. I love the colors of the washi tapes and the project that you did for your phone.
I am so glad to stumble upon your Instagram and much more delighted when you follwed me and started to like my posts. I will surely be a reguar reader of your blog. I am excited to read posts about photography as I am learning to take good photos. :)

July 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Mia Sison - I love your tips! And the accompanying photos help me visualize the effects of apperture. You should teach a photog/styling class! :-)

Broad Light

For this month’s blog circle, the group practiced photographing subjects using broad light. It is a lighting style where the main light source illuminates the portion of the face closest to the camera. The nose is away from the light source. It is a directional lighting style where the shadow side of the face is […]

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March 3, 2015 - 11:03 pm

stefanie - Love this series – you have such a cooperatively adorable model! :)

March 3, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Karthika Gupta - Beautifully done Camille! – I love that you have such a willing model to work with and too cute for words. Great great use of window light to showcase broad light…

March 4, 2015 - 10:08 am

Erika - Love these images of Sophia and broad light and all her cute stuffed animals too! I really like how you did a comparison of short and broad light side by side at the end.

Tip Tuesday: 5 Tips for Better Food Photos

I am in the middle of a intense food photography workshop over at Before joining this workshop, I thought that taking photos of food was as simple as pointing the camera at the food then taking a shot. I am no expert at food photography (for now) but I am learning a lot. In […]

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July 12, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Audrey - Thank you so much for your tutorials like this! I am learning! :) Really helpful! Keep them coming… :)

July 17, 2015 - 11:59 am

Fhely - Hi Ms Camille, thank you so much for this tutorial. It was really helpful. Excited for the other tutorials that you will share. :)