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Updated by Stephanie Glover on Jan 13, 2017
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Photography Tutorials

How to Create & Use a Watermark with PicMonkey

You may have noticed that a lot of the images here on A Grande Life contain a watermark. I make sure that almost all of my photos get watermarked, especially if they are pictures of my kids. I made my watermark over a year ago and it took all of 5 minutes to make!

Watermarking Images in Lightroom

Last week, I shared with you a really easy way to create a watermark using PicMonkey. I also shared how to apply that new watermark on your photos still in PicMonkey. If you don't have photo editing software like Photoshop or Lightroom, this is the easiest way for you to watermark your images.

Watermarking Images in Photoshop Elements

We've watermarked with PicMonkey. And we've watermarked in Lightroom. Now it's time to learn how to watermark our images in Photoshop Elements! As I shared last week, I'm a Lightroom user. Even though I have a copy of Photoshop Elements, I hardly ever touch it.

Watermarking Images in Photoshop

Steph has now shown you how to watermark using PicMonkey, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. All working up to the most advanced program, Photoshop! I personally find this way the easiest, but I am very familiar with Photoshop, so I'm sure not everyone agrees with me!

How to Find the Light to Enhance Your Photos

Daylight Savings Time + Natural Light Photographer = No shooting after 4 pm It's painful but it's true! Being a natural light photographer, I am always on the hunt for the perfect lighting. I love natural lighting. I love the look it gives my photos (both people and food) and it's fun to play with.

How to Dye Cheesecloth for Newborn Photography Props

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me dying a lot of cheesecloth last week! I had a very special newborn photography session last weekend and I wanted some new props to try out. But I had a budget! So, I thought would make some myself.

Household Props to Make Your Photos Pop

Whether I am photographing something for the blog or photographing for a client, I always try to use things around the house to add a little something to the photos. Adding something personal gives a little more meaning to the photos. By using household props, you don't have to spend a ton of money.

Tips for Using Window Lighting

There is nothing better than working with natural light. But we all know that sometimes when photographing indoors , lighting can be limited. It may be tempting to break out your external flash but there are a few things to try first!

Tips for Taking Better Pictures Indoors

We all know how much I loate Daylight Savings Time and what it does to my available lighting options. Unfortunately, this means I will be spending a lot of time shooting indoors. I used to dread taking pictures inside. I hated using the pop-up flash. I didn't really know how to use my Speedlite.

Take Better Instagram Photos

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at a local mini-con, Philly HomeHer 2014. I went in thinking I would talk about improving your food photography (more on that soon!) but we ended up talking a lot about Instagram. I shared some simple tips that will help anyone take better Instagram photos in a BIG way.

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography

I got my first dSLR almost 5 years ago. It was on a whim {ok, maybe I was begging my husband and pleading that I needed this camera}. I purchased my d60 on one condition: that I would learn how to use it. I wasn't going to carry around a glorified point and shoot.

Tips for Taking Pictures in Mid-Day Sun

Taking pictures in mid-day sun is not on the top of my list. The lighting is never ideal and can be a little complicated when it comes to your settings. I much prefer shooting the few hours after sunrise or the few hours before sunset, aka the golden hours.

What is the Intent of my Photography?

Not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask me for a photography tip . Whether it's to critique an image, help them with settings, or giving a lens recommendation, it seems that photography is always on everyone's minds. One of the tips I give to people is to think about your intentions before you even pick up your camera.