Photo Tips with Emilie

Photography tip by Photo By

My name is Emilie & I am a professional photographer out of Salt Lake
City. I can’t decide which I enjoy more, creating images with my
camera or teaching others to create images in their camera. I’ve
written a little tip & I hope it helps on your journey towards improving
your photography skills. Lots more education on my Blog.

Too many aspiring photographers spend hours on end fiddling with images on
the computer without ever committing them to print.
Perhaps it¹s because of the sheer volume of shots, or the amazing tools available to share photos
, but over the years I¹ve learned that one of the best ways to
improve my skills is to enlarge and display my favorite photos.
When you print a photo, particularly when you go larger than 8×10, it
magnifies the imperfections. I know what you¹re thinkingŠwhy would I want to
show off an imperfect piece?
Well, enlarging and displaying your photos, even the slightly flawed ones,
will improve your focus in three ways:
1) Printing and displaying your photos ensures that you will put more time
into planning for your photo. You are more particular about quality
of the images you shoot if you know you will be published.
2) Once your photos have been taken, you will have multiple opportunities ­
from loading and editing to selecting frames for printing ­ to evaluate.
This is where you are going to develop a better eye for shooting and
3) Planning and evaluating your shots will make you a better
photojournalist. You will learn to daydream about and visualize the
best shots, ask yourself what is great about an event and identify the
Of course, I can¹t leave you without a few fantastic ideas for displaying
the plethora of images you are going to createŠ


How fantastic would this great Lisa Bengtsson Family Wallpaper look hung from clips or
papered on a piece of plywood? Add some photos and you¹ve got a darling
display no one will be able to resist!
Jewel Case Photo Display
Learning to reduce, reuse and recycle is pretty hot right now. How about
using old CD jewel cases to develop changeable, rearrangeable casual
art for the big blank wall in your home? Check out the tutorial here.
Vintage Window
I absolutely adore vintage windows. I picked up my first set nearly a decade
ago. What can I say? I was ahead of the times. And, a vintage window makes
for a great photo display. Don¹t have time to go thrifting for one? You can
pick up this one (or one like it) on ETSY.
Gallery Wall
Gallery photos are always a classic. Learn how to install one like Martha¹s or check out the variety of options
posted here.
Go big or go home with this incredible personalized wallpaper!
You could also pursue a less expensive option, like do-it-yourself
poster making
Love her or hate her, Martha sure has some good ideas. Isn¹t this photo
screen so elegant?! And, it¹s easy to recreate to. Read more about it here.
I love this idea for a child¹s room or play area.
Feeling a bit more creative? Check out these darling frames over at the Creative Crate. Perfect for displaying
photos of your little ones!
I think it goes without saying that there are numerous photo book and canvas
shops online. You might try out Blurb,
Shutterfly, SnapFish
and Picaboo.



Find out how you can become a guest poster HERE!


  1. 1
    Annie Wilcox Designs says:

    Thanks to Emilie for giving clearity to an otherwise daunting task. I love to take pictures and have even been asked to take family portraits by friends but the pressure…. I feel a little better now.

  2. 2

    What wonderful ideas. Thanks for all of the tips!

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    Temporary Tattoos to Keep Kids Safe! says:

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  4. 4

    Thanks EM!!! I love it when you can shine some much needed light on the topics we all are dying to know more about! Can't want to hang out with you at the Oh Sweet Sadie show!!!


  5. 5

    Great photo taking tips. I also like her ideas on backdrops like that great wallpaper.


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    Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants says:

    I love the cd case idea, but when I clicked on it, it didn't take me to it. :)

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    annie valentine says:

    I'm redoing our photo gallery this weekend and can't decide where to go. This gave me some great ideas, you're always posting right on point, my darling friend!

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    WOW – Love these photo frames and idea's. I am a photo freak so this makes me feel good. Thank you for sharing. Love, love, love it.

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    Photo By Emilie says:

    Becca, I can't wait to see YOU at Oh Sweet Sadie!!

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    Can I simply just say what a comfort to find somebody that genuinely
    understands what they’re talking about on the web. You definitely realize how to bring a problem to light and make
    it important. A lot more people ought to read this and understand this side of the story.
    It’s surprising you aren’t more popular given that you surely have the gift.

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