In July, I was able to return home to Chicago.  It wasn’t to see family or friends (but I did manage to have dinner with a few girlfriends).  I traveled to the City of Big Shoulders to attend Clickaway.  The tag line for Clickaway is “a photography experience that changes everything”, and it lives up […]

Classes, Events, Learning, Lighting, Photography Business

Clickaway 2022 – A Visit Home

I am always pushing myself to learn a new photography skill.   Precision Camera here in Austin offers several classes a month on lighting, posing, editing, and working with drones.   In December, I registered for a Fashion Editorial class taught by Todd White, a fashion photographer based in the Austin area.   The class was on South Congress and was two […]

Black Women Photographers, Classes, Learning, Lighting, Models, Portraits

Lighting Class with Todd White

Building my photography business in Austin, TX

Learning, Photography Business, Reflections, Women Photographers


When I became serious about photography, I would shoot everything.  Like many, I was excited about photography, and wanted to document everything.  At that time, I wanted to get better, so I decided to do two things.  The first was to take a photography class, and the second was to begin a 365 project.   The 365-project involved taking a […]

Black Women Photographers, Learning, Models, Personal Projects, Portraits, Time for Print

The Importance of Personal Projects

This post shares the differences between family sessions taken in 2010 and 2018.

Black Women Photographers, Family Sessions, Learning, Portraits, Women Photographers

We All Start Somewhere

Two weeks ago, I signed up for a class taught by Jasmine Jade for Clickin Moms.  The name of the class was “Her Empowering Journey”.  I was drawn to the class because of its name.  Over the last several months, I’ve come to realize that my niche is photographing women, and celebrating their individuality.   When I read the class description, I […]

Learning, Models, Personal Projects, Portraits, Styled Photo Shoot, Time for Print

A New Approach to Sessions

I scheduled a photo shoot the weekend of October 18 because I found this amazing graffiti dress in Etsy.  I had the perfect model in mind for the session, but she had a family emergency the morning of the shoot.  I was so bummed because I really wanted to get behind my camera, and I arranged for […]

Learning, Models, Personal Projects, Portraits, Styled Photo Shoot

Working with Natural Light – By Accident

Images from the Off-Camera Flash class that I took from Precision Camera taught by Tim Babiak.

Classes, Learning, Models, Portraits

Off Camera Flash Class – Always Learning

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Tina Strickland is a portrait photographer based in the Round Rock, TX area who believes that women must be celebrated in portraits.

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