I feel like once we become mothers, each of us also becomes a photographer. Whether we stay an amateur, practice on our own or take a class, we’re snapping the world around our kids and our lives, so that we don’t miss a moment to treasure later on. Every camera needs a bag and I’m totally digging all of the great bags that Kelly Moore has to offer!
My favorite, which I got to check out is the Monroe Bag by Kelly Moore. ?I love how large this bag is because it’s totally functional for a mom, student or traveler. It features 3 padded, removable liners, 2 spaces on each side to store a laptop or tablet, 1 inside zipper pocket, 3 clear envelope pockets and has a messenger pouch for when you just need to carry something small.
As you can see, it fit my camera well, with plenty of room for extras. I actually plan to take my Monroe Bag to Punta Cana next month and it will serve as a place to store anything I’d have in my purse, my camera, Surface Pro, passport and incidentals.
I’ll carry the messenger pouch when I’m out and about – should be perfect!
Kelly Moore offers and assortment of high quality camera bags for every level of photographer. They even offer bags just for the guys! And now I’d like to share some lighting tips with you, courtesy of Kelly Moore!
Photo Lighting Tips
Finding the right light is important when taking any photos, and especially those that include people. Lighting can take an OK shot to a beautiful shot!
- Turn off your flash! Never use the unflattering, too bright camera flash. Even if you?re just using your phone, turn off the flash!
- Find window light. One sure way to make a photo more interesting, is to have one directional light. Sometimes I turn off all interior lights, and light the subject only with the window light.
- Get creative! Use a lamp, use the flashlight on your phone, use the sun, it’s not important what you light it with, it’s HOW you light it. Again, I prefer to have one light source, I feel like this helps give drama to any image.
- When all else fails, just get the moment! Sometimes it doesn?t matter if it’s lit well, just to have the photo is worth it.
- quick tip: when you?re about to take a photo ask yourself if there’s a light you can turn off or on that will make the photo more interesting.