About Twyla

I’m Twyla! I’m a Kansas born biologist turned photographer and educator. I currently reside on the beautiful east coast of Florida with my husband and two little boys. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and the way I see the world with other creatives.

How to photograph deeper connections with your eyes closed

Over on our facebook group Emotional Storytelling we have been working to inspire and create new images based on biweekly themes. Our most recent theme was #eyeswideshut. I chose this theme as it’s something I find myself especially drawn to in my own work time and time again. It’s one of my favorite directions to give a client to really help them take in the moment and elevate the feeling of calm and connection in the image. This collection of images submitted by our community is next level and a must see for a heavy dose of inspiration before you next session. [...]

2020-02-20T17:16:07+00:00February 18th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

Why It’s So Daunting To Promote Yourself

It can be daunting to promote yourself all the time. In any and every creative profession there can be a weird hurdle to overcome where we go from beginning our craft and growing our skillset, to owning our voice and story, and proudly proclaiming who we are and what we offer. It often feels as we ebb and flow between these two points-- always growing and learning, and allowing the changes in our lives to re-shape our voice as time continues on. As photographers, it is no different. The hurdles we face as we begin to self-promote come in the [...]

2020-02-20T14:48:41+00:00February 13th, 2020|Business, Marketing|

The F-ing Awesome Workshop!!

I'm only teaching one workshop this year and we only have a few spots left so I want to make sure you're there!!!Have you been eyeing the F-ing Awesome Workshop? Maybe you need a little push to help you make the jump? Well, here it is! We're giving you ten reasons to join us this April in Arizona!1) Because there are 4, yes FOUR instructors teaching! That means four different perspectives, techniques, styles, and brains to pick. With Twyla Jones, Sara Ormiston, Amanda Lennon, and Alexis Fitzgerald all in the same location at the same time, you are sure to   leave this [...]

2020-02-12T14:42:12+00:00February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What are you dreaming about?

Hi friends, Noella here. I haven’t had the chance to meet most of you yet so to make a long romantic story short, I met Twyla 3 years ago. It was serendipitous. Love at first sight you might even say. Her talent, soft voice and long hair caught my attention and my messy hair, coffee stained t shirt and the whispered words “split testing” must have caught hers.  I jumped into her business as a helping hand, here to rescue her, clean up her inbox and get some blog posts up on the website. What she and I both didn’t [...]

2020-02-14T20:23:03+00:00January 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

30 reasons not to postpone your next photography session due to weather

Over on our facebook group Emotional Storytelling we have been working to inspire and create new images based on weekly themes. Our most recent theme was #dramaticskies which just so happens to be my personal greatest inspiration when it comes to locations. The most boring, uninspiring space can be completely transformed with the right kind of weather! I asked for dramatic sky images and this community totally delivered. I also shared a tutorial to help you photograph and edit your images to make the most out of your skies along with a couple of free lightroom brushes I use to [...]

2020-01-30T23:27:19+00:00January 30th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

How to edit a dramatic sky using only brushes in Lightroom

Hey hey!!!  Today I wanted to take you on a little walk through showing how I edited an image in Lightroom to give it a more dramatic looking sky and a bit more of a glowy sun.   The most important thing to keep in mind for an edit like this is to expose for the highlights in the image when you're shooting. Simply put, that means I made sure I could see detail in whatever was brightest in my image when I captured it on the camera. No detail I wanted to see in the final image would be [...]

2020-01-22T12:57:07+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Business, Editing|

How to Install your Lightroom Brushes!

I am absolutely addicted to my Lightroom brushes and filters!  I love added just a little extra something to my images and in lightroom I can do that AND SYNC those changes to a series of images so that my edits look consistent! I’m gifting you two of my very favorite and most used brushes!  One for bringing in dramatic skies and another for a pop of golden, glowy sunshine. If you need help installing your brushes, read on! Step 1 Ok, so to get started, I’m going to need you to download those brushes HERE  Step 2 Next, Go [...]

2020-01-30T23:20:02+00:00January 21st, 2020|Business, Marketing|

How to add Blur to Create a Dreamy Effect in your Images

Twyla Jones Photography  We have been working to inspire and create new images based on weekly themes. Our most recent theme was #blurredlines inspired by the dreamy effect created by photographing with my favorite lens the tilt shift. I asked for images photographed with a tilt shift, lens baby, or free lensed and then also shared a tutorial to easily simulate this effect in post production. Learn how to add Blur to Create a Dreamy Effect in your Images by checking that out here if you missed it! Prepare to be absolutely blown away and super charged with inspiration after [...]

2020-01-10T23:38:27+00:00January 9th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

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