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Black Backgrounds

Want to see this information in action? Check out my course on Black Backgrounds here. At many of my equine shoots, I start our session in the barn aisles for black background shots. This allows me to start a relationship with my horse in the comfort of their 'home.'...

Photography 101

This post contains affiliate links.  Every week I receive questions from budding photographers, so here is my best attempt to give advice to the novice crowd. Cameras My first camera was the Nikon kit package from Costco. It came with two zoom lenses - which was...

My Bag

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Shop my bag here Think Tank Roller Derby House of Flynn Evermore Kelly Moore B-Hobo Kelly Moore Mimi Camera Bodies: Nikon D850 Nikon D750 Hasselblad H1 Lenses: Sigma 85m f/1.4...

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Equine Photography Retreat Recap

The first week of March I had the opportunity to teach at the Equine Photography Retreat in Wellington, Florida. I was one of ten speakers leading about 30 attendees through classroom courses and styled shoots throughout the week. It was incredible to meet so many...

Sharper Images

Have you been frustrated with the quality of your images? I have a few tips for taking sharper pictures that have helped me over the years. 1. Invest in a high-quality lens, with a low aperture  I shoot with the Sigma Art line (35m, 85m, 135m) and I love the sharpness...

3 Tips for Perfect Natural-Light Portraits

In order to achieve my desired aesthetic, the majority of my work is backlit and the entirety of my work is naturally lit. My favorite source of light to photograph is the sun on a clear and sunny day. I generally shoot at "golden hour" before the sun sets. I use the...

2 Posing Prompts to Get You UNSTUCK

More often than I like to admit, I get stuck posing. It happens to everyone! A naughty horse might have me thrown off my gameplan... Redundant poses might have me feeling a creative block... An overbearing observer might be placing too much pressure on me... A shy...

January 2020 Q&A

How do you know what a good price is when starting out? If you are still building your portfolio, I personally don't think you should be charging for your services. Other opinions may vary, but I think this is the time to practice your skill, create content, and...

Entire Packing List for a Shoot

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Want to see what is in my bag for every single session I go on? To start, everything has a home in my Think Tank Roller Derby bag: Nikon D850 Nikon D750 Sigma 85m f/1.4 ART...

2 Marketing Strategies you NEED to try in 2020

As I work on my marketing calendar for 2020, I want to share two very important strategies in my own business in an effort to encourage you to add them to your own 2020 list! 1. A Personal Project Choose something that matters to you deeply. A story to tell of someone...

FEI Global

Kirstie Marie Photography was recently featured on FEI Global's blog with 6 Tips for Aspiring Photographers. Read the full feature here. 

Black Friday 2019

What I'm Buying Lara Jade's Business Course - 30% off, no code needed Ariana Falerni Wall Displays - 30% off with code BF2019 Psychology For Photographers What I'm Offering 20% off (already discounted) Course Bundles - no code needed 30% off Individual Courses - no...

Equine Photography Online Courses

Monica Therrien recently modeled for the filming of my KMP Learn courses at High Range Ranch in Pilot Point, Texas. The first video course, Working With Natural Light, follows alongside our full session as we begin in the barn with black background portraits, and then...

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