Friday, July 27, 2012

August Photo Contest

ALRIGHT GIRLS! We are now taking photo submissions for the August Contest! Please submit a photo of yourself to HettingerPhotography@gmail.com, along with your name and age to enter! 

**Winner will receive a FREE Glamour/Boudoir Shoot**

Why Should you enter the Contest?
  1. IT IS FREE!!
  2. It will boost your confidence and self-esteem!
  3. AT THE END OF THE YEAR THERE WILL BE A CONTEST THAT IS ONLY FOR THE WINNERS! THE ONE THAT WINS THAT WILL RECEIVER $100.00 CASH!
Details
  • We will take photo submissions until  8-11-12
  • Voting will start on 8-13-12 at noon
  • Must be 18 or over to enter the contest


If you have any question feel free to send us an email or message us on Facebook!
 
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Make sure you ask for detail 
about doing a Water Dress Photo Shoot?


Monday, July 23, 2012

The Water Dress

We now offer a new photo session called the "Water Dress"! This is more than just a photo. This is some incredible art that you will be very proud of; something that you will love to look at now and be happy you did it when you look back at it in 30 years. If you would like to do a photo shoot like this please send us a message and we well tell you about pricing! Or if you have any other question about the shoot just ask!



Saturday, July 14, 2012

CR Miller Jewelers in Kirksville MO

Your ring should be as unique as the person you fell in love with.  At CR Miller Jewelers in Kirksville, MO they can hand craft a custom ring to fit any taste as well as having access to thousands of high quality, ready made designs.   Whether you prefer silver, gold or platinum ..... diamonds or gemstones which are real or lab created you will find what you are looking for.  They also sell many fine gifts and wedding items to make your special day everything you dreamed of.  If you want a preview you can "Like" them on Facebook and see a few samples of the endless options they can provide.  I'm sure they would love the chance to show you what they can do, so stop in and see them soon!

CR Miller Jewelers
CR Miller Jewelers
CR Miller Jewelers



Friday, July 13, 2012

Free Samples from Truth or Dare Cosmetics

If you want to try Truth or Dare Cosmetics for Free send a stamped envelope (with your info and another stamped envelop back to you) to:
Truth or Dare Cosmetics 
13922 Wallace Rd. 
Greentop Mo. 63546 

and TOD Cosmetics will send you some for free sample. Again you need to send one stamped to Truth or Dare, and one stamped back to you. It may take up to two weeks depending on demand. They are not charging for these and they will come in baggies. These are random samples you do not get to choose the colors.
Make sure you visit http://www.facebook.com/TruthorDareCosmetics




Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Contest! Win Any Session You Want

Read Below on How to Enter the Contest

OK we are doing another contest for a PHOTO SESSION, but this time it will be a raffle drawing! One Ticket equals $1.00, you can purchase tickets by clicking the Donate Button below (donate $4.00 and you will be entering 4 tickets into the raffle and so on), Winner can pick any type of session! Family, Children, Newborn, Maternity, Engagement, Glamour, Modeling, HS Senior...Any Session! 
(excludes Weddings). 
Winner will be announced on Aug 31, 2012 
on our FACEBOOK PAGE





(Purchase 10 Tickets and we will Email you a Coupon for 10% off any Session)
(Purchase 20 Tickets and we will Email you a Coupon for 25% off any Session)







Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Pose like a Model

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Looking like a model is one thing, but models don't get paid to just sit there and look pretty. Their success in the business comes down to how well they can pose and give the photographer interesting and marketable shots. Whether you want to enhance your career as a model or just be more photogenic, the following tips will help add new dimensions to your shots.


1Slouch a little. There are a few times when you'll need to throw your shoulders back for a shot, but generally, a little slouch makes your pose look natural and relaxed. That doesn't mean you should hunch over (although this will work with some high fashion shots). If you're standing, put uneven weight on your feet, and the leg with less weight will naturally bend a little. You'll look more comfortable and your posture will appear more natural.[1] Don't slouch so much, though, that it makes your stomach look bigger


2Be asymmetrical. For a more interesting shot, make sure that you're doing something different with each side of your body. You can be dramatic and do something totally different with each of your limbs and tilt your head to the side, but you might look like a puppet. Being asymmetrical can be as simple as dipping one shoulder or hip, making sure that your arms are at different heights, and bending one leg a little (or a lot) more than the other


3Point your nose away from the camera. Looking at the camera straight on can work in some dramatic shots, but generally it's better to put your face at an angle, and look at the camera from that angle. Tilt your nose a little up or down, a little left or right, but keep your gaze on that camera



  • Learn which angles flatter your face the most. Do you have a great jawline? Tilt your head up and to the side a little. Experiment in front of a mirror or with your own camera to see which angles make the most interesting shots on your face.
  • Know which direction the light is coming from. Remember that light will cast shadows, and even if they are slight, they will affect the appearance of your face. If light is coming from the top, tilting your nose down may cause your browbone to cast a shadow over your eyes, which is good if you're going for a sinister shot, but not good if you're trying to look friendly.

4. Practice. Get a digital camera, set up a tripod, and take thousands of shots. Since viewing the shots on your computer screen costs nothing, there's really no excusenot to practice. You should know which poses work for you, and which don't. Learn which poses flatter which parts of your body. Become familiar with which poses work with various types of clothing; some poses emphasize the clean lines of a power suit, some poses emphasize the flow of a gown. Practice with props like a chair, or holding objects (a vase, a rope, a beach ball, whatever - be creative!).


5Listen to your photographer. A good photographer will offer feedback and frankly, tell you what to do so they can get the shot they want. Be cooperative and gracious (and graceful!). Don't allow yourself to get nervous, or else you will tense up and look stiff.Relax into each pose and connect with the camera.


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TIPS: 
  • Study. Look at magazines and brochures with a critical eye. Make note of how the model is posing: what are they doing with their hands, limbs, head, eyes, lips? What emotion does the pose convey?
  • Breathe. Sometimes when we concentrate, or we're nervous, we slow or speed up our breathing dramatically. You might even find yourself holding your breath for a shot. Remain conscious of your breathing; keep it normal and relaxed.
  • Visualization may help you capture the emotion that you need for a shot. If the photographer is looking for a melancholic shot, for example, imagine a melancholic character in a movie and pretend to be him or her. You may find that you're better able to channel your "inner melancholy" that way.
  • SMILE! One of the most significant improvements you can make in ANY portrait is so simple yet can make the biggest difference between getting a "good shot" versus getting a "GREAT shot" and that is to simply smile. Of course, this is invalid if you are a model and the photographer wants a different emotion from you. However, for those wanting to generally improve your portraits a smile (especially, the "Perfect Smile") can make a big difference.
  • Master The "Perfect Smile" There is an art to posing with a perfect smile and most good models know how to do this naturally. It is a smile that is halfway between the biggest smile you can make and no smile at all. The lips are slightly parted and only the upper teeth are showing. The smile is considered a "gentle smile". The result should look pleasant and relaxed. If you are smiling so large that you can see your upper gums or lower teeth, then it's way too much. Generally, smiling will lift the cheeks and this can narrow the eyes. So, try torelax your eyes so that the eyes are open and the whites are showing. This may take some practice in front of a mirror to isolate the different muscle groups but it will be worth the effort. Of course, there maybe shots when no smiles or larger smiles are required but generally, whether you are a model or someone just looking to improve your portraits, mastering aperfect smile can make major improvements to your shots.


The Best Digital Cameras

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We're constantly asked the questions "What is the best digital camera?", "Which camera should I buy?" and "I have X amount of money, what's the best digital camera in my price range?".
In an attempt to answer all of these questions and lighten the load on our inbox, we've launched this guide to the Best Digital Cameras (plus accessories and books), which represents what we currently think are the best cameras in each price category.
We look at all the different types of camera, from cheap digital compacts to the new breed of mirrorless compact system cameras and not forgetting the venerable DSLR.

Best Budget Digital Compact Cameras

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
"We got a lot of pleasure from the little Canon PowerShot A4000 IS. It's a digital compact that works well as a day tripper camera - something to throw in a bag pocket or slip in a coat before setting out with the family."Read Review
Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR
Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR
"It's a shame that there isn't a "Camera that looks like a budget model but performs like a prosumer" award because the Fujifilm Finepix Z900EXR is a strong contender."Read Review
Nikon Coolpix S8200
Nikon Coolpix S8200
"The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is Highly Recommended for point-and-shoot use in good light, which will more than satisfy most of the camera's target audience."
Read Review
Fujifilm FinePix F660EXR
Fujifilm FinePix F660EXR
"...it's useful for people with kids that are running around doing funny stuff, and useful for anyone wanting to do a bit of sports photography thanks to the versatile zoom and modes that will get the best possible quality."Read Review
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
"...the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS is a solid travel-zoom camera that certainly won't break the bank."Read Review

Best Mid-range Digital Compact Cameras

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
"You might have guessed by now that we really like the new Lumix DMC-TZ30. It puts Panasonic back at the top of the travel-zoom tree, and with its 20x, 24-480mm lens it should also justifiably attract people who are considering a much bigger ultra-zoom camera."
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Canon Powershot S100
Canon Powershot S100
"The Canon PowerShot S100 may look a lot like its popular predecessor, but a brand new sensor, processor and lens combine to produce a more versatile, faster, better specified and more capable pocket camera that makes an ideal everyday shooter for DSLR and CSC owners."
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
"The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX9V is the best travel-zoom camera that we've reviewed to date, taking on and beating the market-leading Panasonic DMC-TZ20."
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
"Anyone looking for a pocket camera that can shoot high quality stills and video both near and far should seriously consider the exciting new Canon PowerShot SX260 HS."
Read Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
"Having the ability to shoot everything from wide-angle landscapes to close-up action shots and capture some of the best quality video on the market, all from one light and relatively compact device, is a real attraction of this camera..."
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Best High-end Digital Compact Cameras

Fujifilm FinePix X100
Fujifilm FinePix X100
"The Fujifilm Finepix X100 is one of the most surprising, appealing and well-realised cameras of recent times, offering a compelling mix of intuitive handling, impeccable image quality, and a truly innovative viewfinder."
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Canon Powershot G1 X
Canon Powershot G1 X
"So if you want an all-in-one fixed-lens camera that offers a tried and trusted user interface, excellent image quality, full HD video and a versatile screen, the Canon Powershot G1 X is easy to recommend."
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
"As an all in one with ‘DSLR lite’ style handling that really does offer most, if not all, of what you need - and delivers consistently high image quality - the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V takes some beating if a big zoom really is chief among your imaging requirements."
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Olympus XZ-1
Olympus XZ-1
"In summary the Olympus XZ-1 is a very attractive and well thought-out - if a bit expensive - digital compact camera that appeals to a wide range of users and presents a real threat to the likes of the Canon Powershot S95, Panasonic Lumix LX5 and Samsung EX1."
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Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
"With a wealth of innovative features, shooting modes for every experience level, not to forget that amazing 30x zoom, the Fujifilm Finepix HS10 is one of the best super-zooms around and also a viable alternative to a DSLR camera."
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Best Compact System Cameras

Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus OM-D E-M5
"The OM-D E-M5 is the best Olympus compact system camera to date, and also a strong contender for best compact system camera full stop. It delivers a compelling mix of classic looks, excellent image quality, an extensive feature set and immediate responsiveness..."
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Sony NEX-7
Sony NEX-7
"The Sony NEX-7 is a fantastic compact system camera that firmly delivers on its early promise, delivering a remarkably customisable camera that really can be configured to suit many different users."
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Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-Pro1
"It's great to see another manufacturer join the compact system camera revolution and bring something truly innovative to the party, so if the Fujifilm X-Pro1 suits your way of shooting and your budget, we have no hesitation at all in highly recommending it."
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
"The Lumix DMC-G3 is the most well-rounded Panasonic compact system camera to date, offering a great mix of cutting-edge features, improved image quality, intuitive and customisable handling, and a very competitive price."
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Samsung NX20
Samsung NX20
"The Samsung NX20 is a great photographic tool that offers a wealth of features, intuitive handling and excellent image quality, with built-in wi-fi connectivity the icing on the cake."
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Best Budget Digital SLR Cameras

Sony A37
Sony A37
"The Sony A37 is a compelling entry-level DSLR camera with features, still and video image quality, and overall performance that beat its main rivals."
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Nikon D3200
Nikon D3200
"...we can highly recommend the new Nikon D3200 as a great camera for beginners who want a little more oomph from their DLSR, and who are prepared to spend a little extra to get it."
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Pentax K-r
Pentax K-r
"The Pentax K-r adds a few new features, most notably the 6fps burst shooting mode and expanded ISO range, to the proven user interface of the cheaper K-x and the high-resolution screen and illuminated AF system of the more expensive K-7, to create a compelling mid-range DSLR. It's also significantly cheaper than its main rivals."
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Nikon D5100
Nikon D5100
"The Nikon D5100 successfully bridges the gap between the beginner-friendly approach of the D3100 and the more complex D7000, with the latter's fantastic 16 megapixel sensor being the icing on the proverbial cake."
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Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1100D
"The EOS 1100D / T3 is a great entry-level DSLR camera that's well-suited to its beginner target audience. The combination of proven metering, auto-focus and processing systems with a sensible 12 megapixel sensor and simplified control layout is a winning one."
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Best Mid-range Digital SLR Cameras

Sony A65
Sony A65
"The Sony A65 represents a significant upgrade for Sony's mid-range DSLRs, offering a feature-set and performance that few other rivals can match. The new 24.3 megapixel sensor offers greatly increased resolution without impacting on low-light performance or operational speed..."
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Nikon D7000
Nikon D7000
"The Nikon D7000 is a successful crossbreed of the cheaper D90 and the more expensive D300s, borrowing features from each model and adding enough new highlights to surpass them both in many ways."
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Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 600D
"...the Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i cleverly occupies a position that's mid-way between the 550D and the 7D without being subjected to a price increase on launch. It's the most capable yet friendly Rebel yet, and easily worthy of our Highly Recommended award."
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Penax K-7
Pentax K-5
"The Pentax K-5 combines the proven design of the K-7 with an exciting new 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor to create an appealingly well-specified, intuitive and customisable DSLR with few real drawbacks. "
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Nikon D300s
Nikon D300s
"the majority of D300 owners aren't likely to switch to the D300s unless they've been specifically waiting for one or more of the improvements it offers, but everyone else in the market for a capable and high-quality DSLR should seriously consider this camera..."
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Best High-end Digital SLR Cameras

Nikon D800
Nikon D800
"...the Nikon D700 looks and handles closer to the D300 than D3, in terms of controls and layouts, whilst of course featuring the D3's full frame capture ability, but in a lighter and smaller design. As such it comes across as a kind of 'greatest hits' of Nikon DSLRs."
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
"The Canon EOS 5D Mark III builds on the success of its popular predecessor with a series of improvements that add up to a much better all-round camera for stills and video alike."
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Sony A77
Sony A77
"At a time when compact system cameras are the centre of attention, it's great to see some real innovation in the DSLR world, and for that innovation to result in a truly exceptional camera like the new Sony A77."
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Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 7D
"When the Canon EOS 7D was announced at the beginning of September 2009, many people instantly dismissed it because of the lack of a full-frame sensor. On closer inspection, that seems to be their loss, as the 7D is a fantastic APS-C DSLR that only narrowly misses out on our highest 5 Star / Essential award."
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Nikon D4
Nikon D4
"Like its forebears, the Nikon D4 is an extremely well built and responsive camera that seems to react instantly to anything you throw at it."
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Best Photography Accessories

Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
"The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 is a big step-up from the older R2880 model, if not in print quality then certainly in terms of design, features, connectivity and ease-of use."
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ColorMunki Pro
ColorMunki Photo
"X-Rite has a real winner with the ColorMunki Photo. Combining monitor calibration with printer profiling at a reasonable price, the ColorMunki Photo should take care of all your color management needs."
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Epson P-7000 Multimedia Storage Viewer
Epson P-7000 Multimedia Storage Viewer
"The Epson P-7000 is a clear winner when it comes to portable storage devices. Battery life is good and would be more than enough to last the typical user a full day... this certainly isn't a cheap device, but the quality is first rate, and it beats the heck out of lugging a laptop for image storage."
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HP Photosmart B9180
HP Photosmart B9180
"Overall, the HP B9180 is hard to beat. The image quality is first rate, and with the move to pigment inks the print life and media options are excellent."
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Wacom Cintiq 12wx
Wacom Cintiq 12wx
"As a reviewer, I get to play with lots of fun products. Most of them go back at the end of the review without hesitation. The Wacom Cintiq 12wx is one of the rare items that comes through that has me digging out my wallet to buy."
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