National Archives Military Promotion
It's a beautiful summer day in Washington D.C. and a great day for a promotion ceremony. Although it was forecast for rain, when we arrived it was a beautiful morning at the National Archives. The family members had an opportunity to greet, meet, and shake the hands of the family member's co-workers and supervisor.
Teenage Boy Portraits in Lorton, VA
Thirteen! The teenage years have arrived...what...that means they're only have about 5 more years left in school and it'll be time for graduation. It's enough to bring most moms to tears.
Why Your Smartphone Isn't All That Smart
Let me save you the trouble: if smartphone cameras were any smart, the first thing they’d do is refute all claims to smartness. Picture quality? Sure, awesome. All in. Light? Uh, you’re going to need a separate app, bro. A separate app? Yes, sis. Hit Google Play store now. They’re so smart they have sixteen different apps for lighting alone. SIXTEEN. Oh, you’ve got an iphone? I don’t have that much free time to go through all of those.
5 Tips For Finding A Photography Mentor
When I started my photography career, I looked for someone to help me answer questions. Someone I could call upon about photography. Unfortunately all the people I called or sent emails to wouldn't return my telephone calls or emails. It became extremely frustrating.
After conducting a search on Facebook, I came across a photographer in Destin, Florida. I call her and told her who I was and what I was trying to do. Thankfully she was extremely helpful and answer every question I had and even offered to help me with any additional questions I had in the future. After experiencing her helpfulness, I wondered why other photographers were so unhelpful. I couldn't understand. I also read countless books, attended photography conferences and workshops. Of course, I began putting in numerous hours practice with my camera and using Lightroom and Photoshop. It was my own journey of trial and error and the beautiful journey of learning the profession of photography.
10 Summer Photos You Must Take
School is out and summer is here! It's time to bring out the camera. Tomorrow we will be celebrating the 4th of July and many families with be gathering together for a summer tradition. Why not capture all of those memorable family memories? Here is a quick list of 10 possible ideas to photograph your family enjoying summer.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a family photographer in Torrance, CA and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.