Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hi, I just changed the background on the website to make it look a little more fresh! I hope everyone likes it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May Special!!

Take advantage of my May special for mothers! All mothers will receive 20% off their photo session!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


If you recommend someone to Christi Powell Photography and they hire me as their photographer, you will receive 10% off your next session and prints!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Photographing food

I did a photo shoot for a restaurant this week!  I knew I would be photographing the food, alcoholic beverages, the staff, & the restaurant.  Instead of buying or renting a $300 light table, I bought a @$40 "tent".  I rented lights, and set up a make shift studio in the corner.  I have to say, even following all of the lessons that I learned on this in school, and following the guidelines given by the guys at the camera store, this was a difficult process!  It was exciting to have a challenging photo shoot! The part that made it difficult was adjusting the camera with the lights!  I have had a ton of experience with the strobe and adjusting my camera, but I had never rented lights before! I'm exciting to start editing and looking through the pictures!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lens Protection

Many professional photographers understand the importance of using a UV filter while shooting at the beach, but a hobbyist or inexperienced “professional in training” may overlook this necessity. A UV filter will not offer any artistic touches to your images, like the starlight, colored, and polarizing filters. With film, the UV filter helps to protect the film from the amount of UV light entering the camera, but this is not the case with digital. Digital cameras are far less sensitive to UV light, and using a UV filter will not make a difference in the quality of your images. The main advantage of the UV filter, with digital photography, is simply that it protects your lens.
           It is much easier to replace a $30 filter than a several hundred dollar lens. While shooting at the beach, the amount of sand and salt that is kicked about and in the air poses a tremendous threat to your camera and equipment. A UV filter will offer protection from scuffs and scratches on you lens that would permanently flaw the images you produce. Although Photoshop is well equipped with the ability to hide such flaws, the goal of the professional is to achieve perfection right out of the camera. Photoshop is a tool that is absolutely a necessity, but should be used to make artistic enhancements to your images, not mask a shortcoming in equipment.
           I am based out of Raleigh, NC and shooting weddings will have me at the beach often. Knowing the importance of a UV filter, I will have a few stocked in my camera bag!  To see my site for yourself you can visit Raleigh Wedding Photography or