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The photography journey of Chicago photographer Rebecca Hellyer

My Photography Journey: Rebecca Hellyer

Like so many others, my photography journey began shortly after the birth of our son in 2011. I found myself yearning to capture each stage of his infancy and all those fleeting moments in between. I had been reading up on the how-to’s of photography online, started learning about the exposure triangle and I knew I wanted to be able to control the camera manually. At the time, I didn’t want to commit to the price of a dSLR, so I bought a Nikon Coolpix P300, put it in manual, and snapped away!

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girl holding a stuffed chicken toy by Liz Behm

1,269: the story of a 6 year 365 project

What started as a way to keep my husband connected to our family while he was deployed overseas grew into a Project 365 that’s documented three new babies, two moves and five plus years of a crazy life with no sign of putting the camera down anytime soon.

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final black and white picture by Sharon Covert

Before and After: a black and white Edit in Lightroom

Those that know me or follow along with my art know that expressing myself through dramatic black and white images is how I speak straight from my heart. Today I’m going to walk you through how I edited one of my favorite flower images. I captured this gorgeous peony one cloudy morning while visiting one of my favorite gardens.

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side-by-side photo edit by Rachel Nielsen

Before and After: a clean and subtle Lightroom edit

Over the years, I have gone through many editing phases and trends. In the past few years though, I have realized the importance of a beautifully clean edit. Not only does it make the image timeless, but it also truly enhances the image instead of distracting or overpowering the natural beauty of the photo.

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