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 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 [...]

2020-01-22T00:03:10+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|

How to show emotion without photographing a face

Twyla Jones Photography This year in my Facebook group Emotional Storytelling we have been working to inspire and create new images based on weekly themes. Our most recent theme was #faceless. This is one of my favorite types of images and I always feel this pictures tell so much more of a story by showing less. I was so overwhelmed by the all of the incredible ways these talented artists were able to photograph their subjects and take my breath away over and over again. We had so many submissions for this theme and I had a really hard time [...]

2019-12-17T15:03:06+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Featured|

Faking a Tilt Shift Effect Using Alien Skin Software

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. There is nothing I love more than a good, dreamy photo! A couple of years ago I decided a tilt shift lens just had to be my dream lens with all the magical blur and focus it would allow me to play with as I photographed. Being an impulsive person I bought it right away and then it sat in my office for a good year, untouched. I was so scared of all [...]

2019-12-17T15:03:50+00:00November 30th, 2019|Business, Tips|

#ofafeather | Emotional Storytelling with Twyla Jones

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2020-01-10T23:29:08+00:00November 19th, 2019|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

5 Instagram Tips for Photographers

Show of hands... Are you frustrated with Instagram? Yah, me too. And, we are not alone! Instagram is constantly changing the game, making it harder and harder for our content to be seen organically which is, of course, frustrating since many of us rely on the platform to fill our calendars. I've compiled a few of my fav helpful Instagram tips for you: 1.Plan your content out ahead of time We are photographers so we have it pretty good compared to other creatives who need to figure out how to get or create content. We have beautiful content already at [...]

2019-11-01T16:12:26+00:00October 29th, 2019|Business, Marketing|

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