The Darkroom

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IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE SHOW BUT STILL WANT TO SUPPORT THE DARKROOM, YOU MAY BUY PRINTS ON-LINE. THE DARKROOM A Photo Exhibit by Kristin Prelipp From April 26 to May 20 Kristin Prelipp will display a photo exhibit at the Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery called, “The Darkroom.” Prelipp is a local photographer and is also the Program Director of the Hillsborough Arts Council. The goal … [Read more...]

Fall Special in the Garden

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Every year I look forward to holding a Fall Special! You will be photographed by Kristin Prelipp at the KPO Photo Studio in Hillsborough, NC on Sunday, October 23, 2016 when we can use both the portrait studio and garden venues. These half hour sessions are perfect for getting a great image for your holiday card. Here is a little video to show you what they are like. The fee includes a … [Read more...]

Passage of Time

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Lately, for some reason, I am acutely aware of the passage of time. Perhaps it is because my husband and I have three children in high school, and at that age, it hits you that in no time your beloved children will leave home and have their own lives. I cannot imagine not seeing them all the time! Or, perhaps, it is because this past year I have been watching my niece Anna grow. She was born on … [Read more...]

How to Better Photograph Your Family | Tip Six

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How to Better Photograph Your Family Eight Tips for any Skill Level TIP 6: NATURAL LIGHT Professional photographers spend years learning how to work with light. The goal is to make artificial light look like beautiful, Rembrandt-style, natural light. But why spend all that time learning how to modify light when the real thing is right in front of you? I am going to show three examples of using … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Better Photograph Your Family | Tip Five

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How to Better Photograph Your Family Eight Tips for any Skill Level TIP FIVE: CANDID CAMERA Do you remember that show, "Smile! You're on Candid Camera!" Perhaps I am dating myself, but the premise was that people were taped with concealed cameras as they were being confronted with unusual situations, sometimes involving trick props. When the joke was revealed, victims would be told the show's … [Read more...]

Holiday Cards

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Fall in North Carolina is beautiful! Warm days and cool nights surrounded by brilliant foliage make this photographer very happy. Every Fall I photograph many family portraits that will end up on holiday cards. Here are some of my favorite designs. The Pink Trees Card The pink trees card is a feminine twist on holiday colors. It was just perfect for this pink-bowed beauty who came to the KPO … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Better Photograph Your Family | Tip Four

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How to Better Photograph Your Family Eight Tips for any Skill Level TIP FOUR: WATCH THE BACKGROUND. It seems counter-intuitive, but any successful photograph BEGINS with the background. A bad background can ruin an otherwise amazing photo. Think of how a painter would work on the background first and then, layer by layer, add the protagonists. When filling up your frame (SEE TIP ONE), pick a … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Better Photograph Your Family | Tip Three

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How to Better Photograph Your Family Eight Tips for any Skill Level TIP THREE: GET UP. GET DOWN. GET MOVING! When you photograph your family without being intentional about it, most of your photos are taken from the same eye level. While some photos are great taken from that level, if all are taken that way it makes for some pretty boring photos. Here is an example of what most people do: line … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Better Photograph Your Family | Tip Two

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How to Better Photograph Your Family Eight Tips for any Skill Level This series was created for the amateur family photographer. These tips are simple, quick things you can do to vastly improve the photos you take. Every family has one person that tends to do all the photographing. Growing up in my family, this was my father. This role is important as the images you capture will become the … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Better Photograph Your Family | Tip One

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How to Better Photograph Your Family Eight Tips for any Skill Level This series was created for the amateur family photographer. These tips are simple, quick things you can do to vastly improve the photos you take. Every family has one person that tends to do all the photographing. Growing up in my family, this was my father. This role is important as the images you capture will become the … [Read more...]