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This image is a few years old but is still one of my favorite images I’ve ever taken. I love glitter. I really do. Some people hate it, but I feel like those people are also people I don’t need to have in my life. Sparkle is amazing. Now, that said, glitter is BAD. It’s […]

In the very beginning of my journey into photography, I bought a Canon Rebel XT and a little SIGMA 50mm macro lens, which was sharp and versatile. I bought that lens because it was the most affordable good lens I could find at the time. Little did I know that lens would begin to shape […]

I switched to Sony from Canon a year ago.. how has it been? A year with Sony A year after switching to Sony from Canon, how has it been? Right now I have the Sony a7iii body with three e-mount sigma lenses and one old adapted sigma lens. The Great Something I knew I’d like before […]

Six Months with the Sigma 105mm 1.4 Art Lens I switched from Canon to Sony on February 16 2019, and with it I swapped my Sigma 135mm 1.8 Art for the Sigma 105mm 1.4 Art. You can read the comparison article right here if you want. But now, 6 months on.. how do I feel about my choice? Am I […]

Sigma 105mm 1.4 Art lens vs Sigma 135mm 1.8 Art lens The specs: Sigma 105mm 1.4 Art Sigma 135mm 1.8 Art Size 4.56 x 5.18″ 3.60 x 4.52″ Weight 3.62.lbs 2.49lbs Min. Dist. 100cm 87.5 cm Price (MSRP) $1599 $1399 Disclaimer: I am not paid or endorsed by Sigma and these comments are my own […]

There are many reasons why people may like one brand of camera equipment versus another. Ask a room full of photographers which camera manufacturer they like the best, and you’ll get a lot of brand names thrown out there. Ask that same room of photographers WHY they like what they like best, and you’ll get […]

I designed this snow setup. I love snow, but we don’t get any in Georgia! So I had to build it in the studio! Since I put so much into it, I decided to run a workshop and show other photographers how I’d built it. Where to buy Studio Clamps: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H3R8SEI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00H3R8SEI&linkCode=as2&tag=fairyography-20&linkId=dd46b0b680e0d26216028723fbd8e93e 6ft Birch Logs: (if I […]

How to build a circle hoop swing for photo sessions! Building a flower circle swing is easy! When I built my original hoop swing for a photo shoot in May 2015, I really had no idea it would become such a huge thing! Sadly there still isn’t a lot of information out there on how […]

How to build and paint a carousel horse for photos This is a two-part post: the first section details how to build a carousel horse for kids photos from a child’s bouncy horse, and the second section details building a full size carousel horse suitable for older kids and adults. Part 1: Smaller horse How […]

Detail shots are just as important to the story as faces. As photographers, we know a portrait session is usually to show the family or child’s faces. After all, that’s what a portrait is! But I think that a lot of the story or who that person is at the time isn’t in their face. […]

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