Category Archives: Photography Tutorials

Before and Afters and Lighting Tips


It’s been a little while since I’ve done a Photoshop before and after!  I thought I’d show you some before and afters from some recent shoots.  I really don’t do much Photoshopping anymore because I’ve recently started outsourcing my editing to a lovely goddess named Megan who makes my life so much easier.  More on Megan soon, […]

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Beth Dreyer Workshop!

Hey friends!  I’ve decided to host a little photography workshop!  It’s going to be fun, casual (no photography snobbery allowed!) and full of lots of opportunities to ask questions, learn new stuff and then practice. We’ll have a couple hours of class time, a yummy lunch,  then some shooting and post-shooting discussion of our photos […]

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Portrait Photography Tutorial – Using Window Light

The other day, the Reynolds family came by to do a few more family portraits.  Since it is SOOOO blazing hot outside and they only wanted a couple of shots, we stayed inside and used window light.  Window light can be the most gorgeous soft light!  Today I thought I’d do a little tutorial to […]

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Apple Aperature and Photoshop Actions


I started using Apple’s Aperature software a few months ago and it has changed my life.  I heart Aperature.  It’s beautiful, it’s simple, it’s Apple, it makes sense and it speeds up my workflow by about 358%.  So I thought I’d share a little before and after using both Aperature and some Photoshop actions. Here […]

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Before and After Fun in the Sun =)

Here is a little peek at what some girls and I did today!  More about that tomorrow, but I was so excited about how this photo turned out I just had to talk about it!  We were trying a lighting technique that we learned this morning.  The idea is to use your camera settings and […]

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