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Barbara Stitzer

Barb Stitzer is an award winning Master Photographer living in Hudson, Ohio with her husband, her teen, Zoe and her tween, Tenley. She creates beauty and memories worldwide. Feel free to find her on Facebook or check out her website.

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Early Morning Light: What’s so Great about It?

Let’s face it, getting up super early in the moring is horrid, any way you look at it. I hate it, the clients hate it, my assistants really hate it, and yet, more often than not, here I am, setting my alarm at 3 in the morning.


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Why? It’s the Light. Morning light is so gentle and beautiful. It just wraps around your subjects, bathing them in beauty. There is nothing quite as striking as morning light. Read more…

Shooting Indoors in Ambient Light: Yoga Photo Session

Shooting indoors is always a challenge unless you have a professional lighting setup with you. The light is usually low, so it’s hard to get any kind of depth of field.

Photo by Barb Stitzer

Photo by Barb Stitzer

Lightbulbs inside of lamps tend to glow orange, while overhead florescent lights show up on the greenish side, and aren’t very pretty. So what do you do? Let your light guide you. Read more…

Lighting 101: 4 Basic Lighting Looks

I recently came across a proof book that I had shot wayyyy back in the dinosaur ages, when people used a thing called film, and photography was about your skill with a camera, not skill with your computer….but that’s a topic for another day.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Anyway, in those days, I was all about people’s expressions, and not lighting at all, which resulted in lousy pictures of people with great expressions. Luckily, I “found the light”, saw how much better it was, and haven’t looked back, and today, I’m going to show you how to do the same. Read more…