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 change the color of anything using only Lightroom!

Hey there! I have another fun little tutorial for you today and it's all about using my favorite tool in Lightroom, the range mask! Check it out below and subscribe if you'd like to be notified about future tutorials....I've got a lot of them coming! You can leave requests for future videos in the comments! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlixJvwrYn0

2020-03-21T03:52:32+00:00March 21st, 2020|Editing, Tips|

Images taken from above to inspire your next session

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 #riseabove. I chose this theme as a reminder to mix up your compositions while you’re shooting to keep things interesting! Explore all your options and that includes getting right on top of your clients! Our features showcase a wide variety of ways to do this from standing on step ladders, using drones and very carefully shooting over cliffs! This collection of images submitted by our community is next level and a must see for a heavy [...]

2020-03-21T03:46:33+00:00March 21st, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

Transform any photograph into a watercolor image in Photoshop

Today I want to show you how to transform any image you've taken into a watercolor print in Photoshop!  These images make great gifts and even upsells for completed sessions that your clients are sure to love! Before you get started you will need a couple of resources: a watercolor paper texture and some watercolor brushes for photoshop.  I found the best of both worlds in this etsy shop.  Once you've downloaded your brushes, just double click the file to load them into photoshop. For my extra visual learners, I've made you a step by step video you can watch [...]

2020-03-21T04:17:57+00:00March 19th, 2020|Editing, Emotional Story Telling, Tips|

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 [...]

2020-03-16T23:23:31+00:00February 13th, 2020|Business, Marketing|

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