6.09.2017

Photo Tip Friday: 5 Minute Photography Challenge

by Mary Denman              Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram:@MaryFDenman


Recently, my photography business has been taking off! 
It's been amazing!

Also, I've thrown myself into  learning more about photography by being in the Headshot Crew run by Peter Hurley. It's been amazing as well! 

Sadly, my blog has suffered, but I'm getting a handle on balancing everything. I've thought about my blog and you, a lot, though. 

One thing Peter keeps saying is, "Get people in front of your camera." It's his way of telling us how to get better doing headshots. 

Then, it dawned me, I could apply that here. 

6.05.2017

Monday's Musings: Mountaintop Memories

by Mary Denman              Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram:@MaryFDenman

Mountaintop Memories by Mary Denman Photography
Don't you love a good mountaintop experience? 

You know, a time where life is at it's fullest. 

Your work is going well. 

You get confirmation that you're on the right track. 

You know that God really does love you. 

We love being on the mountaintop, but we can't stay there forever, no matter how much we want or try! 


It always comes to an end. 

And the only way to leave a mountaintop is by going down the mountain. But this doesn't have to be a bad thing.

Part of learning from a mountaintop experience is knowing how to take that experience with us back down to the valley. 


5.11.2017

Photo Tip Friday: Tips for Taking Great Mother's Day Photos

by Mary Denman              Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram:@MaryFDenman

With Mother's Day fast approaching, I wanted to share some tips for taking great Mother's Day's photos. With a little thought, you can add some special pictures to your photo albums. 

While it's great to get a family shot if everyone is together, think about some other pictures to take to remember the special day by. 

Pull your camera out and document the day! 

Let's get started. 




5.02.2017

Wordless Wednesday: Bright Spring Flowers

by Mary Denman              Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram:@MaryFDenman


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4.24.2017

Monday's Musings: How Traveling Changes my Perspective

by Mary Denman                   Twitter: @MaryDenman              Instagram: @MaryFDenman

I love traveling. 

But I especially love flying. And pretty much everything about it. From planning a trip to booking a window seat. From arriving at the airport to finally getting to my destination. 

Why?

Because flying and traveling is one the times in my life where I can walk out of my daily routine and experience something so different. I walk away from all the "I should be doing [fill in this blank]" and into a different mindset. 

Traveling changes my perspective.

3.23.2017

Photo Tip Friday: Backgrounds in Photography

by Mary Denman                   Twitter: @MaryDenman              Instagram: @MaryFDenman

Backgrounds make a lot of difference in photography. 

While they can show context of the picture, sometimes, they distract from the true focus of the subject. 


Today, I want to show you an incredibly simple technique to play with different backgrounds. This exercise will help teach you 2 things. 


1) How much of a difference the background can make. 


2) How lighting changes as you move an object around, or, as you move around the object. 


Let's get started. 


3.21.2017

Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Skies

by Mary Denman                Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram:@MaryFDenman


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3.20.2017

Monday's Musings: 3 Things Instagram Taught me About Beauty

by Mary Denman                 Twitter: @MaryDenman              Instagram: @MaryFDenman


Heard the phrase "Pinterest Perfect?" 

It means a life, or make-up, or hair that's perfect and pinned on Pinterest, inspiring others.

Or, it means someone else's life looks perfect on Pinterest compared to yours! 

Instagram can do the same thing.

However, as I've used it more, 
Instagram has taught me 3 things about finding beauty all around me. 

You'll see the very rare selfie on my feed and I generally don't follow celebs. Instead, you'll see the beauty I spot. 

Here's what I've learned:

3.14.2017

Wordless Wednesday: Pretty in Pink

by Mary Denman                Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram:@MaryFDenman


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Recent Photo Tip Post: Move to Get a Better Shot
Recent Monday's Musings: Life Lessons I've Learned from my Dog
Recent Monday's Musings: Broken, but Beautifully Strong

Spring is cranking up here! 
Oh, how I love flowers!! 

The yellows of spring have given way to pinks

3.07.2017

Wordless Wednesday: Fun Shots from a Fun Photo Shoot

by Mary Denman                Twitter: @MaryDenman            Instagram:@MaryFDenman

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Recent Monday's Musings: Broken, but Beautifully Strong

These are a from a photo shoot I did recently! 
It was so much fun!