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How will you capture the magical details of your world today? Kristy Dooley will share more than two dozen tips and guiding questions to help you photograph the nuances of your everyday life more beautifully. She'll show you how to capture food images that make mouths water, how to infuse a personal project with substance and meaning, and how to capture the smallest and sweetest details of the world around you through a macro lens in ways that span a variety of different genres. Kristy illustrates more than a dozen pullbacks plus her final images, allowing you to see how she approaches a single subject from various perspectives to create a vibrant image set. She also demonstrates clean and simple editing techniques to give her images a fresh, modern polish and shares a start-to-finish, heartwarming personal project that ties together her love of family, food and macro photography.
Kristy Dooley lives in Vermont with her husband and two daughters. She is a natural light photographer with a passion for macro, food photography, portraits, and lifestyle images. She loves capturing the details of her own family as well as those of her clients.
What You’ll Learn:
*Unique ideas for printing your work
*Tips for staying inspired
*Using personal projects and "mini" projects to bring greater meaning into your work
*Tips for balancing your love of photography while making sure your kids don't hate the camera.
*Kristy’s gear list
*Clean and simple editing techniques
*Tips for incorporating macro into different genres of photography
*Kristy’s lighting, composition, color/shape and setting preferences with lots of pullbacks included!
*A 91 page PDF full of beautiful images that tell the story of Kristy's journey as a photographer including how and why she shoots, tips for getting started with Macro photography, exercises to help you make your work more meaningful, lots of pullbacks, a look at her editing style, and much more!
*A 30 page BONUS PDF on food photography, including 10 tips to improve your food photography and make food photography meaningful.
*2 shooting/brainstorming exercises
*1 shooting video
*1 editing video
*1 Screencast of a Macro shoot explaining angle preferences and how to get the most out of one subject.
If you are looking to do more detailed shots then this is a fabulous breakout. Unknown on 28th May 2016
If you enjoy photographing details, this breakout is for you!
I came across some of Kristy's work in the CM forum and knew I had to purchase this breakout. I was not disappointed.
Like Kristy, I enjoy food photography, but my kitchen has poor light (no natural light coming in). What I love about Kristy's breakout is that she is showing us a pull back, and the final image. You will be surprised how simple the set-ups are of her food photography.
Thank you Kristy for showing me that poor lighting conditions in my kitchen is not an excuse to pursue my passion for food photography. Iris on 5th Jul 2015
this was an excellent introspective! Kristy takes you through step by step showing you how she creates her images. A lot of of ah-hah... why didn't I think of that before?These thoughts went through my head and things made a lot more sense afterwards. Learning to love my macro lens now, this was worth every penny! Sherry Christensen on 6th Mar 2015
I have been struggling with "Lifestyle" for quite some time now, the balance between staged, portrait, journalistic... etc. But, I think Kristy has unlocked the magic element, and it's no longer a mystery of what has been missing in my shooting. DETAILS. I get so caught up in composition, lighting, and literally obsessing about everything in the frame, I have forgotten all the little things that add so much meaning to the whole story.
After reading the BO, I was inspired to do A Day in the Life. I don't have a macro, but I was still able achieve so many outstanding detail shots with my 50. And, I have to say, I am quite emotional with the outcome. It has been worth every penny for me!!
Unknown on 1st Aug 2014