Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | Setting Custom White Balance

March 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Wondering what your Custom White Balance setting is all about? It's time to whip out your gray card or ExpoDisc, and I'll show you how to use them and what the difference is when compared to Auto White Balance.
Read the Full Post »

Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | DIY Photographing Products

March 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Need to photograph some products? You can do it yourself with natural bounce light from a window, and using a white paper for a classic clean backdrop. Watch the video to learn more.
Read the Full Post »

Sushi... it's what's for dinner!

March 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Carroll Magazine asked if I could handle a late-to-the-drawing-board assignment... a story about sushi and the fine restaurants that treat our Carroll County, MD diners. Heck YES I was up for it! They scheduled Katana Sushi and Ramen of Westminster, MD, and I asked one of my long-time faves, Asian Sake (also of Westminster, MD) if they wanted to be...
Read the Full Post »

Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | Bring the Window - Natural vs. Studio Light

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
If you have studio lights, you can recreate the look of natural window light. Watch my Facebook LIVE to see a comparison and what my simple set-up looks like.
Read the Full Post »

Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | How I took that photo...

March 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Hi friends! If you know me at all, you know I love to cook and bake. So I did up some nice plating and took photos of a few meals. I received a lot of fun feedback from my Facebook followers, so I decided to do a quick recap LIVE video showing how I took the photograph. Watch the video and let me know what you think!
Read the Full Post »

The H. Family

March 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Ryan called me mid-week to schedule a family photo shoot. They kindly traveled from Woodbine, MD, to Westminster, so we could photograph on the grounds at the Carroll County Farm Museum. It was a cold and windy day but they were rock stars! We even got a few photos with the loved family dog, Bentley. "Kelly has been a true pleasure to work with fr...
Read the Full Post »

FROM SERVICE CENTER TO SPRINGDALE PREP

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I met up with Mayor Neal Roop of New Windsor, MD, and Johnny Graham, at the Zigler building, which will soon be the The Springdale Preparatory School. Johnny and I had a lot of fun as I popped up a studio light in the front parking lot and he illustrated his joy through his great smile and a variety of poses (some serious, and some not so serious!)...
Read the Full Post »

Dignity and Hope Harbored in One Boutique

February 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I met LifeChanges founder, Diana Klunk, for a feature in Hanover Magazine. What a wonderful woman!! You can read the article online at Hanover Magazine: "Dignity and Hope Harbored in One Boutique". Following are some outtakes from our photo session.
Read the Full Post »

Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | How to Mount & Frame Your Photos

February 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Mounting and framing your photographs and other print artwork correctly is so important to ensure they last a lifetime, undamaged. The supplies are pretty simple once you know what to get. Watch my 'how-to' on how to disassemble a frame from the store and re-assemble with your mounted and matted artwork. You can buy these supplies at your lo...
Read the Full Post »

Ameerah's Professional Portrait

February 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Ameerah came to me with a goal in mind, and our job was to mimic the look she was going for. A mini headshot session provided just what she needed for her LinkedIn page's fresh look! "I had a wonderful time working with Kelly. She was talented, professional, and efficient. I look forward to any future shoots." Ameerah J.
Read the Full Post »

Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | Photographing Children

January 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Learn a few simple tips on how ot take better photos of your kids! I also share a little history about the little tool behind the phrase, "watch the birdie".
Read the Full Post »

Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | DIY Selfie Photo Lighting

January 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Selfie photos, we can't get away from them, and it's not necessarily a bad thing! What's truly bad is BAD LIGHTING. But lucky you can find good light just about any time of day in nearly any location, especially indoors. Do yourself a huge favor and take the time to find good light, before finding a good composition or angle. Watch my Facebook LIV...
Read the Full Post »

Roots for Boots founder Christy Lucas, featured in Hanover Magazine

January 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I met Roots for Boots founder Christy Lucas at B.V.M Catholic School in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania, where she was leading a workshop with the students. Together, they were writing dozens and dozens of holiday wishes and kind thanks to veterans and donors. She gave suggestions, she sat and wrote with the students, they laughed together, all as they...
Read the Full Post »

Carroll County is Growing!

January 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I'm so excited to be working with Fuchs North America. Not long ago they broke grande on a new international headquarters, right here in Carroll County! The new facility is absolutely stunning, and is located in Hampstead, Maryland. If you follow my work, you know I love little details and textures and bold color. Below you'll see some shots of th...
Read the Full Post »

The importance of quality photographs for advertising...

January 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Can you imagine if this billboard had been designed with a cellphone photo? Or if there was no photo at all? I was fortunate enough to be the photographer for Bounds Accounting & Tax Services of Taneytown and Sykesville, Maryland. Wilson, the owner, is my CPA. A round of applause for a colleague over at Trembling Giant who designed the billboard,...
Read the Full Post »