Neilson-Hall Photography's Favorite Photographs from 2012

It’s been a really great year for Neilson-Hall Photography and the Neilson-Hall family. In April we added our sweet baby girl, Bryce, to our family, I left my teaching job to focus on my family and photography career, and Neilson-Hall Photography has really taken off. I thought that as the year draws to a close…

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Last Call for Our Virginia Wedding Photography Special!!

Virginia Wedding Photography Special! Book your 2013 wedding before December 31st, 2012 and get 10% off your package One more week left in our wedding special! Book your 2013 wedding before December 31st, 2012 and get 10% off your wedding package! Contact me today for more details – crystal@neilsonhallphotography.com

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What Makes a Good Photographer

Recently I talked about what makes a good photograph. This week I am going to focus more on what makes someone a good photographer. A good photographer will instinctually know how to capture their subject in the most flattering way, finding the best lighting and using the best angles. They will know how to properly…

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Camera Basics – Depth of Field

Knowing how to control your depth of field can really enhance your images. It helps you draw attention to your subject by blurring the background while keeping your subject in focus (shallow), or allowing you to have everything in your image in crisp, sharp focus (wide) with a simple change of your aperture. Shallow¬†– A…

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Happy 5th Birthday Cole!!

Today is Cole’s 5th birthday! Where has the time gone? Cole is the son of one my closest friends. They are like family to me. I have had the opportunity to photograph this precious little boy every 6 months or so his entire life. It’s amazing to me how fast he has grown up. Last…

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Camera Basics – Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is the length of time that your camera’s shutter is opened. The longer it is opened the more light is let into the camera. If you are photographing people you want your shutter speed to be set to at least 60 to avoid showing motion. Anything less may show the subject’s movement, or…

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