But that’s when all of the educational theory and analytical skills I’d learned over the years came in handy. Step by step, I taught myself how to take and edit better photos—and I blogged as I went, sharing everything I learned with my readers. Eventually, that blog evolved into this website, along with contributions to Photo Elements Techniques magazine, The Pioneer Woman, and a five-star class for Craftsy.
I truly love teaching, whether it’s designing a new “micro lessons” approach to help you learn shooting, editing, offering feedback on your edited photos, or answering questions. Nothing makes me happier as an educator than guiding students toward that lightbulb moment—and hearing how happy they are when they see the results.
When I’m not teaching or taking photos, you’ll usually find me with my family, enjoying everything beautiful Austin, Texas, has to offer. But when I’m not in Texas—you might just find me across the pond! I’m a royal family junkie, love all things Harry Potter, and my husband and I are the bonafide Lord and Lady of one square foot of land in England. (And yes, I have the crown to match.)
Here’s a photo I took of the Queen smiling at William at Kate at their wedding:
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