About Twyla

Hey, I'm twyla!. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and the way I see the world with other creatives.

Diversity Inspiration Session – Konstantin Halaburda

In this community, we believe in telling stories that matter. It's not just about taking pretty pictures, but it's about capturing the full range of human emotions. We want to be a place that celebrates diverse people from all around the world telling stories that matter to them. In the last few weeks, I've been at awe of some of the art created by our community that's inspired or documenting the Black Lives Matter movement. This moment in history is important to capture – whether it's photographing a protest or something more abstract like the session featured here. Konstantin is [...]

2020-07-03T21:22:54+00:00July 6th, 2020|inspiration session|

ES 002 : Infusing creativity and storytelling into your photography with Rafal Bojar

Rafal is a Polish photographer who tells stories in a way that few others do – His art is not just found in what happens inside his camera or post-production, but in every little step of the storytelling journey from research to curation. I met Rafal teaching at a workshop 3 years ago. But more than a fellow teacher, he also filmed and photographed my own elopement. He even came out to Florida to include our boys in the telling of the day, though they weren't able to be with us in Azores. Rafal creates amazing and emotive storytelling work [...]

2020-07-01T17:44:27+00:00July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Self Portrait Inspiration Session with Eva Walther

This powerful self portrait session carries so much power and beauty! These images are raw and honest and vulnerable. Once you see the art Eva created and the story behind the photos, you're going to be inspired to pull out your camera and tripod  (or a friend) and create magic yourself. Even now as you sit on your computer or scroll on your phone, take a second to honor and thank your body. Not because of perfection, but because of presence. Take a deep breath. Remember that you are worthy and your body is worthy no matter what. Listen to [...]

2020-06-22T22:34:12+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Featured, inspiration session, Inspiring Femme|

Family maternity Inspiration Session in the woods with featured artist Alexis Fitzgerald

I am so excited to take features to a whole new level and start sharing full sessions on the blog! There are so many wildly talented photographers in our community. While our featured collections are so much fun, it's only right to make sure you see more than just one image when a session is this good – it's time to tell the whole story. For our first Session Feature, we're sharing an edgy + free spirited family session from Alexis Fitzgerald. Enjoy our behind the scenes interview and get inspired for your next shoot! Tell me a little bit [...]

2020-05-27T20:58:47+00:00May 27th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Inspiring Femme, Tips|

Welcome to the Emotional Storytelling Podcast : Stories and Strategies from Creative Masterminds for Photographers

In this intro episode of the Emotional Storytelling Podcast, I'm going to share a little bit about my journey navigating my career as a photographer and educator in spite of having little money and time.  I let you know how I  plan on showing up every week for you and how I plan to bring you the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to be successful and do things YOUR way. I am so excited to be starting this adventure with you and to get to walk your through the creative process of not just me, but many amazing photographers [...]

2020-06-22T21:41:23+00:00May 24th, 2020|Podcast|

Focus on Moments

These are the magical moments that make up life – birth, become, love, repeat. The nature of our jobs as photographers is to capture the essence of life as we see it. We tell the stories that get passed down for generations to come. We freeze those split seconds that we only get to live once. It's an honor to hold in our hands the power to capture the intangible mystery of life in a collection of pixels and colors and data that somehow moves our hearts. This collection of images do just that – our amazing community of photographers [...]

2020-05-18T19:32:17+00:00May 18th, 2020|Emotional Story Telling, Featured|

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|