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January 12, 2021

Chian O'Connor

Introduction (Total reading time: 8 minutes ) In my last post, we talked about the benefits of using manual mode over auto modes. Great. But, how do you do that? Exposure triangle, bokeh, F/stop, Aperture, shutter speed, motion blur, etc, it can be so overwhelming!! There are so many articles out there that break all […]

December 30, 2020

Chian O'Connor

What Is The Difference Between Manual Mode and Auto Modes On A DLSR? For many of us, getting a DSLR is a big step. It may be the first time you’ve seen the mysterious “M” on the selection dial of you camera.  You’ve heard of that before, and you hear everyone say to “Just use […]

December 6, 2020

Chian O'Connor

FLASH   Off-Camera Flash. Artificial light. Any derivative of the word. Flash is dreaded word for nearly every natural light photographer. It evokes images of people being hit in the face by a bright light with dark, dramatic backgrounds.  Or of people backed by a setting sun, only to be oddly illuminated from the front, […]

October 30, 2020

Chian O'Connor

We have known Emmy since she was a little girl, so when her mom messaged me to ask about her senior pictures, it took me a second! There’s no way that Emmy needs senior photos already!!! But alas, I am getting older and people are growing up on me. lol. So, we talked about her […]

October 27, 2020

Chian O'Connor

From the first few minutes of meeting a couple for the first time, sometimes even from our first inquiry, I can tell that we are going be a great fit. This was especially true with Ben and Abbie! I had been visiting with them for a couple months about their engagement session, and when we […]

October 13, 2020

Chian O'Connor

When trying to decide what to write about this wonderful family session with SCOTT and Stephanie, there was really only one option. Usually, I like to focus on the family, and the values they have- what binds them together and makes them unique from others. However, anyone who knows the McGowan family already knows how […]

October 13, 2020

Chian O'Connor

We have been friends with the Charter families, and their respective families, for years. So when we started talking about doing an extended family session in Billings, I was so excited and looked forward to it for weeks!! I am so happy that we were able to capture this weekend for them, especially considering the […]

October 13, 2020

Chian O'Connor

In a small town, you kind of know – or know of- everyone. You either love it or hate it. I kind of love it. I’ve never been a big city person, so I love the community and close-knit benefits of living in a small town. Because of that, I’ve “known” Jessica and Scott for […]

October 12, 2020

Chian O'Connor

I think anyone will agree with you if you say that 2020 has been an absolutely rough year. From trying to work at home and juggle laundry and the kids and the dogs to learning at home and trying to stay focused long enough to learn something, it’s definitely had it’s share of challenges. A […]

September 22, 2020

Chian O'Connor

  There have been countless seniors that I have had the privilege to work with and document their final year as they are making that momentous transition from school years to adulthood, yet it Always amazes me how, despite going through the same school year and the same transition, they all so strikingly stand out […]

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