Top 10 tips for DIY fine art photography.

by | Nov 1, 2021 | Fine Art Photography | 0 comments

Do you want to create some fine art photography of your own? I have specialized in fine art photography for quite some time! I will give you my top 10 favorite tips for DIY fine art photography. You can use these tips to create your own beautiful portraits and photographs. Are you just an everyday ordinary mom with a camera or a seasoned photographer, these tips will help you either way!

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Have a vision.

Number one would be to have a vision, to create a true fine art piece, you must first have a vision of what you want the result to be. Two, Know your camera. To be able to create a fine art photograph your going to need to know how to run your camera in manual mode, not preset modes.  Step three study the color wheel. In my opinion you need to know what colors go well together and what colors don’t. Your whole photo overall needs to go together, and what makes a perfect shot is the color combinations! Number four know the subject you are going to be shooting, it doesn’t have to be a person, it can be anything you find intriguing! Obviously, I chose children and pets as my sole purpose, but you can literally chose any subject and turn it into a piece of art! Step number five Gather minimal props, fine art photography is all about the subject and the art of it. Try not to distract the intended subject with props, I see many photographers do this.

Children having fun

Important steps 6-10.


You can create anything you put your mind to.

Number six would be to take your time; you don’t need to rush the process. If your subject isn’t in the perfect lighting or something is just off hold off for a different day. Nothing should ever be rushed when creating art. Step seven, get in your creative mode. You will want to have somewhat of a creative mind, you can’t just acquire an artistic vision, you must be artistic. Number eight know your lighting. Lighting is a very important aspect of any type of photography. Study lighting to better understand that. The best way to do so is by watching how light shines on subjects and where shadows develop. Step number nine know what and how you want to capture it and add in your own artistic thoughts. You can browse one million ideas on Pinterest or even google, but how do you make yourself unique and stand out? You must use your creative thoughts to add in your own unique ideas or to create something totally new. For the last step, step number ten you’re going to want to study photoshop. Photoshop is an important tool to editing portraits. There are many tutorials on YouTube that you can watch!

fine art photography night portrait

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Make it fun, this can help you pursue your creative thoughts. If you have a vision follow through with it, and don’t give up. You must have an idea of how you want to the end piece to be. Everything with it will mesh for a drastic piece of work. For inspiration follow my work on Instagram!


We had the pleasure of working with Kayla for my son's one year cake smash photoshoot... the time she took to make sure every detail of my vision came true... and the talent and creativity she put into editing is hard to beat. We love every SINGLE photo it's too hard to choose just one.... Total professional, amazing product... would make drive all the way to Fayetteville again


child in gown for child photography session

Amazing photographer and photos were beautiful. My daughter felt like a princess. I would highly recommend for a photographer. She was very professional and we had a wonderful experience! Thank you so much Kayla!

Colleen & Robert


My daughter had the opportunity to work with Kayla and the traveling dress! Sha had so much fun. She did not stop talking about her "photo shoot" for days and could not wait to tell her friends and teachers. Kayla did an amazing job and the photos came out bsolutely stunning! I highly recommend Kayla for your photography needs! 


Children on the porch

I absolutely loved watching Kayla so easily work with our four children and many animals! She captured our kids’ personalities so beautifully and managed the animals so easily, and that’s saying something when there’s a chicken, puppy, and two horses involved! The final prints are gorgeous; they half people in their tracks when they see the portraits on the walls. I highly recommend Kayla’s work.