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Branding Session on the Tulip Farm

Sometimes I need to embrace the inner soul of my Grandmother’s Generation and;

Love Life like Betty White

Dream like Doris Day

Dress like Jackie Onassis

Laugh like Lucille Ball

Sing like Julie Andrews

Dance like Debbie Reynolds

Perform like Audrey Hepburn

Forgive like June Carter

Take my Tea like Queen Elizabeth

Tell a Story like Rosalie Turano

and then;

Toss out my Bra like Edith Georgia Caron Allen Bolles (My Grandmother).

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Hello! If you don’t know me yet I’m Karrie Tardiff Knowles. I have been a Professional Photographer for twelve years, am a PPA Member, and have studied Fine Art, Graphic Art, and English at the University of Connecticut. I have also been training other photographers for about five years now. Below is a session I had with one of my students an amazing photographer Brittney. When I called her up with my vision she was totally on board and knew exactly what I wanted. She did a fantastic job with the romantic tulip session I had in mind. Check out her review of my teachings and her website below as her work is fabulous!

Photos of me below by Brittlee Photography

Meet Brittney Michon a talented and amazing photographer out of Connecticut. What I’ve always loved about Brittney’s style is that she is very much documentary. She can naturally capture a moment in time as it happens without staging or forcing it, she is extremely talented with unique compositions and styling, she makes a session super fun and delightful, and she can also totally rock a black and white!

I love love the photo she took of me above holding my hat and turning to the side laughing. She was able to capture my natural expression while making me look slimmer, always a plus, by using angles in her composition. And how fun are the detail shots with the boots, umbrella, and sunglasses?!

Thanks Britt!

Photos of Brittney below by Sweet Dreams Photography

“I can not say enough about how much Karrie has helped me grow as a photographer. I started taking my photography more seriously a little over five years ago. Karrie took me under her wing and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and just go for it. Not only was she extremely encouraging but she is also very knowledgeable about what it takes to be a professional photographer. She helped me learn about lighting, camera settings, posing, marketing, software and so much more! She was so patient with me as I asked her a million questions and always took the time to help me review my sessions and build my confidence. She is an amazing teacher who teaches with the view of community over competition; which lends to a comfortable setting as a student. I highly recommend her courses; you are guaranteed to grow, whether your an amateur or a professional looking to gain more knowledge.”


 ~Brittney Michon, Brittlee Photography, CT

https://www.brittleephotography.online/

How kind and thoughtful were Britt’s words! I really do believe in Community over Competition. If you’d like to learn how to shoot on manual and on location and improve your photography like Brittney did I’m running a special Camera Course at the end of the Summer here in Waterford, Connecticut. Feel free to check out more details by clicking on the photo below.

In the meantime join my community over on Instagram

Karrie

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Tulips by Brittlee Photography
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My Camera Gear

***What’s in my Bag?***

 

I primarily shoot with the Canon 5D Mark II.  This is a Full Frame EOS DSLR Camera Body.

For maximum quality, color, and clarity, Professional Photographers will want to shoot with a Full Frame DSLR.

My back up camera is a Canon EOS 7D

 

My Favorite Go To Lens is the Canon EF 50mm

My secondary lens is the Canon EF STM 24-105mm

Taken with my Canon 5D Mark II and 50mm lens.

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Taken with my Canon 5D Mark II and 24-105mm lens.

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I do recommend getting used equipment when you start out.  Especially if you can snag a used Full Frame DSLR.

However, if a full frame and a good lens is not in your budget then going for a less expensive used DSLR and investing in a good lens instead could be to your benefit.

I still love this photo below and it was taken with my 7D which has a smaller sensor than a full frame camera, and the 24-105mm lens.  It is the lens that makes the difference if you cannot afford a full frame camera body.

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I hope this helps with your latest photography endeavors.

Don’t wait until you can afford the latest and greatest equipment.  Start before your ready.  It is the photographer that makes the photo great not the gear.

I started out with a Canon 10D.  I still keep additional used equipment on hand for traveling, training assistants, or loaning out to friends and family such as the Canon 50D and Canon SL1.

I also have a 24mm lens and 75-300mm lenses.  I just don’t use them as often anymore.

Remember: Practice Makes Perfect!

Find more photography tips over on YouTube

Sweet Dreams

Karrie