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April 29, 2020

Chian O'Connor

One way when it comes to off-camera flash indoor photography you should bounce the light from nearby large surfaces. This creates soft ambient lighting for your photographs. Bouncing the light also removes the red-eye problem as the light is not coming from the same height as the lens. Reflectors, walls, ceilings, etc. are ideal surfaces […]

April 19, 2020

Chian O'Connor

My tips for creating natural light with external flash. Having the right ambient lighting can make a drastic difference in your photographs. When shooting indoors, there would be a time when you feel the need for a little extra light to capture the perfect shot. Off-camera flash indoor photography is all about making optimal use […]

April 17, 2020

Chian O'Connor

What is Camera Flash Photography? Camera flash photography is recommended for capturing stunning photographs in low light and challenging conditions. It can improve ambient lighting and provide you better and enhanced photographs. You should consider the following settings on your camera for off-camera flash photography: Sync Speed Off-camera flashes have a maximum sync speed. To […]

April 12, 2020

Chian O'Connor

  Even within the last century, there have been some chaotic times in this part of the world and others that have affected the hopes and dreams of young people. Wars, drafts and multiple pandemics have happened in the past and have effectively changed the lives and paths of those who lived during those times. […]

April 12, 2020

Chian O'Connor

  Montana does this thing where it gets really cold. And snowy. It gets really cold and snowy and lasts for MONTHS. I’m talking 8 or 9 months. That’s the amount of time it takes to make a human! Last year in March, I’m pretty sure a lot of us still had snow on the […]

January 20, 2020

Chian O'Connor

  Planning… Having a first look is something that I didn’t even know about when Denton and I were planning our wedding over a decade ago. I don’t even know if there were first looks then! When Leo and Zulema were planning their day, a first look wasn’t in the plans. It was going to […]

October 30, 2019

Chian O'Connor

It is amazing the difference that a couple of years can bring! Last time we had the chance to photograph this family was a couple years ago when they were a sweet family of four- and now they have grown by two into an amazing family of 6! A fun part of this was also […]

October 15, 2019

Chian O'Connor

  Bob wiped away a tear with a blue paisley handkerchief as he returned to his seat. He had just finished dancing with his granddaughter, Reba.  He had given her away earlier in the evening, but before he did, he ensured that the groom promised to love and care for her before he relinquished his […]

September 30, 2019

Chian O'Connor

Oh my. Where do I even start?! This is a very special post to me. It involves part of what we did over the summer and why we were gone. Denton and I went to New York to volunteer at a bible education center in Wallkill, where bibles are printed. We were part of the […]

September 25, 2019

Chian O'Connor

This was a wonderful family session that we got to do back in the spring. We had an extremely busy summer, and we had a wonderful time photographing some amazing people and places- I just wasn’t as focused and on the ball as I needed to be with keeping my online presence up to date. […]

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