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Black Backgrounds

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.' For the most part, this is the place where the horse will be the most relaxed the...

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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September 2019 Q&A

I would like more information on getting ready for morning sessions. I see a lot of equine sessions done in the morning and I have never felt comfortable with this time of day. I would like to know what the typical start time is based on sunrise. Should the horse be...

June 2019 Q&A

This post contains affiliate links. I’d love to see some pictures with setting (SS, Aperture, ISO) and lens length on them!! And why you picked those settings? Do you set aperture first and go from there? In most situations, I use f/2.8 for a black background and...

March 2019 Q&A

This post contains affiliate links. How do you market for commercial work? Or stock photography work? A lot of my commercial and stock work has been organic - word of mouth, referrals, or people reaching out to me.However, I do reach out to brands that I want to work...

December 2018 Q&A

  This post contains affiliate links.      What white balance settings do you typically use as the sun is starting to set out in the open, as opposed to earlier in the day in the shade? It really depends on the lighting conditions and the skin tone of my subject, but...

August 2018 Q&A

  This post contains affiliate links.         If you have any mentors, who are they and what are the best things you learned from each? My greatest mentor has been Arden Prucha Photography. When I was in college, I worked for Arden and got to see how she ran a very...

May 2018 Q&A

This post contains affiliate links. What is your advice for first rodeo/horse show? What are things you did or didn't do that you regret while running, getting ready to go, setting up your trailer, etc.  I have never photographed an event in an official capacity! If I...

March 2018 Q&A

This post contains affiliate posts. What tech specs do you recommend for an operating system to do your photography and videography edits on? By no means am I qualified to answer this question... but the MacBook Pro I just bought has 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 with 16GB...

December Q&A

Do you have tips for shooting when it's super cloudy and gloomy? I struggle because my style looks way better with sun! You don't *have* to shoot in this light. I know several photographers who reschedule on cloudy/overcast days because their brand and images are very...

Black Friday 2017

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September 2017 Q&A

What are your most frequently used settings for taking portraits of horse and rider? Most of the time my aperture is set at f/2.2. I try to keep my ISO between 250-400. I will always keep my shutter speed over 1/500 (if it is getting dark, I will open my aperture...