How to show emotion without photographing a face

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

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 [...]

Faking a Tilt Shift Effect Using Alien Skin Software

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

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 [...]

#ofafeather | Emotional Storytelling with Twyla Jones

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

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5 Instagram Tips for Photographers

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

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 [...]

Serving as a Marketing Strategy

2020-01-09T18:41:01+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Recently I launched my editing course, Embracing the Storm and as part of that launch we decided to throw in a bonus, the bonus was a 1 hour mastermind on marketing. When I was preparing material for the mastermind, I kept thinking about the marketing strategies that I have done in the past, what has worked and what hasn't. I was trying to figure out if I had one big piece of advice that I could give to another photographer that would really take their calendars from lackluster to booked solid. Of course, I have all sorts of little nuggets of [...]


2019-10-16T15:07:34+00:00October 1st, 2019|Emotional Story Telling|

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How I Worked Smarter, NOT Harder!

2019-08-26T18:13:33+00:00August 26th, 2019|Business|

How I increased sales and worked smarter, not harder, with Pic-Time A google search of ‘pic-time’ will lead you to pages on pages of photographers reviews on this marketing, gallery hosting and product selling workspace that seamlessly blends workflows with sales. While I, like many others, were skeptical at first, it turns out, I love pic-time, too. I’ve been using and loving Pic-Time for quite some time now (over a year, actually!) but I wanted to wait to devote an entire blog post of precious online real estate to this platform until I knew 100% that I wanted to promote [...]

Shooting in Manual Mode

2019-09-23T22:44:02+00:00August 14th, 2019|Business|

3 Steps To Become Familiar And Comfortable With Your Camera In Manual There’s comfort in having your camera in automatic. When you first take that dive into the deep waters of photography, there’s something that makes shooting in automatic feel safe when there are so many additional things to consider about shooting. Shooting in automatic is like wearing a life jacket-- it can help keep you afloat, but you’ll never deep dive to see the treasures that lay beneath the waters. Those treasures are finding your style, your voice and creating the work you’ve dreamed of. I’m sharing with you [...]

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