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"You obviously need a photo of the Eiffel tower if you are in Paris. But you don’t have to take the same photo as everyone. Capture just a portion of it, walk around, or try it at night. The key is to keep your eye out for different opportunities to capture what you have seen a million times in photos and figure out a way to make it yours."

*Post contains affiliate links. Thank you if you make a purchase and support Click it Up a Notch. We recently returned from 2 weeks in Europe. It was wonderful and a photographer’s dream! Travel photography is not my thing but I did learn several things along the way. All the images below were taken...

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When was the last time you hired a photographer? Here's why I think you should book a session sooner rather than later.

I remember the moment I got my first DSLR camera. It was the day after my second daughter was born because my husband had accidentally broken our camera moments before she was born (don’t worry, we used my mom’s camera).

I'd be lying if I didn't admit that photography is a journey full of fear and doubt. I have yet to meet a photographer who hasn't felt the same way.

This post. I’m not sure if it will ever see the light of day, but if you are reading it now then I found the courage the pull the trigger and share with you. This post is about being afraid. About my fears as a photographer. They’ve been showing up A LOT lately. I don’t …

Yes! This is why I take so many images of my kids <3

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I wish I had done more of #6 during my pregnancies. What would you add to the list?

Pregnancy is a magical time and needs to be documented. Photograph more than just your belly with these 7 image ideas to help capture these short 9 months.

If this doesn't make you want to pick up your macro lens, I don't know what will.

Need macro photography tips? Push your creativity and composition abilities with these five macro photography exercises that are perfect for beginners.|By Maria Jung

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"It’s not a “You can’t tell me what to do!” kind of thing. These rules are more like tips on how to create great imagery, and if you’ve been doing this for a while, you’re probably already using some of them without even knowing it."

There are many rules of composition that will help you get great images, but you don’t have to fight them …

No two photographers see the world the same, even when standing next to each other. Check out how true this is with our images from Europe.

No two photographers photograph the world the same. In fact, you can be standing right next to someone yet you see and photograph things quite differently.

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
— Diane Arbus

"There are many tools and devices you can use to create a stronger photograph and help expand your compositional vocabulary." Which is your favorite composition guide?

When you’re first getting into photography all the basic classes and books emphasize the importance of the rule of thirds. The

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Do you instagram with purpose? Now I’m not asking if you instagram for business, but rather, are you using your instagram in a way that takes it beyond the screen and literally into your home?

Do you instagram with purpose? Now I’m not asking if you instagram for business, but rather, are you using your instagram in a way that takes it beyond the screen and literally into your home? If your answer is no then I hope that today’s post changes that!
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