Isbill Photography: Blog en-us (C) Isbill Photography [email protected] (Isbill Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT Isbill Photography: Blog 120 90 Chattanooga Pink Bride 2017 Simply StunningThis gown made everyone gasp and the model is absolutely beautiful.

What a way to spend your day. So many beautiful wedding gowns were on display at the Davids Bridal show during the Pink Bride held at the Chattanooga Tennessee Convention Center. The show included gorgeous designs for the entire wedding party including the flower and ring bearer, bridesmaids, groomsmen, groom and of course the bride to be. 

So pretty. This little lady had everyone mesmerized.

It's always fun seeing the little ones. This dress would be perfect for that niece, daughter or whomever you chose. Everyone in the room gasped when she walked onto the stage. 





Can't leave out the young men either. This little guy is always a favorite at these events. He is quite the little dancer too. Looking very handsome in his suit. 











There are so many options to choose from when it comes to your brides maids. Long gone are the days of pink chiffon... we hope. 

















Grooms and groomsmen alike would be happy to walk down that isle in these stylish suits. They look both fashionable and comfortable and the men we spoke with agreed. 
















At the end of the day it's all about the perfect dress. Will it be a Vera Wang? Whatever you chose we hope it is perfect for you and that you have a wonderful day. Also remember you need a great photographer to capture those memories you will cherish for a lifetime. 


[email protected] (Isbill Photography) beauty bridal bride chattanooga davids dress fashion gown groom hair isbill makeup models photography portraits show suit talent wedding Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:38:47 GMT Portrait Perfection Collection review for Photoshop Portrait Perfection Collection for Photoshop

from review.


We were recently given the opportunity to test the Portrait Perfection Photoshop actions collection from . This set is designed to enhance your photos quickly and easily allowing for a much faster workflow experience. The collection includes 56 different actions and each one can be adjusted to suit your personal style. You get everything from color toning and light flares to frequency separation actions for superb skin retouching.  It is compatible with Photoshop version 4 and later including the latest CC version. Actions can be layered to create a wide array of looks for a single image.

Model HeadshotCompletely retouched using the Portrait Perfection Collection


The team at Sleeklens did an amazing job packaging these actions. Once installed into Photoshop you will find they have been neatly organized and grouped to make it easier to find the one you are looking for. They are arranged so that all the color toning actions are grouped together making it one of the most user friendly action sets we have seen so far. We found these actions both useful and easy to use. You can find tutorials for the Sleeklens Photoshop actions here

Check out their video on YouTube to see them in action. Also here are some other useful links for additional Sleeklens Presets. 

 Lightroom Tutorials,  Lightroom Presets, and Lightroom Presets on Pinterest


Warm Light GlowThe lens flare and skin retouching tools worked really well for this image.

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Gearing up for summer with Koala-T-Fashion here in East Tennessee.

We love to support local small businesses and Koala-T is a great example. Their designs are beautiful and we'll made. These suits will look beautiful at the pool, the lake and of course lounging at the beach. Head on over to their website and see what they have to offer.

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Welcome to our new Photography Page! We have embarked on a new chapter in our business here at Isbill Photography. The changes that have been made will not only allow for a much better experience for our clients but we will also be able to offer many new features. Every thing we do is designed to benefit you. While this site is still under construction there is still much to see so please feel free to have a look around. Make sure you sign our guest book especially if you live in and around Knoxville Tennessee and check back often. We will be offering mini sessions and other great deals as we enter the fall season.

Thank you for stopping buy.

Sincerely Raymond and Christina.

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Perfect end to an eventual week

This has been such an amazing week for me. I was able to get two new models onboa for a photo shoot I have been wanting to do for quite some time. It's a Danger Girls themed shoot and it is sure to turn some heads.

I was also able to work with the beautiful and talented model Kerri Grabill
. She is such a joy to work with and always lots of laughs. I really look forwars to working with her again in the future and watch her career soar.

To top it all off Sunday January 13th 2013 we will attend a tour of the Pink Bridal Show in Knoxville TN. and get informa about setting up a booth for their next show. 2013 is shaping up to be our best year yet. Next blog post will be an introduction to a few of the models that will be featured here and hopefully some finised photos of Kerri Grabill.

[email protected] (Isbill Photography) Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:30:00 GMT
Remember 9/11

     I remember where I was and what I was doing like it was yesterday. Sitting at work listening to the radio and when the first report came in I thought it was a joke. I was listening to the Mancow morning show and they often played jokes on their listeners but this was too much. By the time the second plane hit there was no doubt that we were under attack. Many of my co-workers were distraught and our S.O.B. of a boss only wanted us to get back to work. I was just waiting for my phone to ring and hear my First Sargent say "get your gear, were going to war" but that call did not come, at least not that day.

The whole thing was just so surreal, I couldn't believe what I was hearing and all I could think about was how many people are dead and are there any more attacks still to come. I also thought  about my family and wether or not I would have to go off to war and leave them behind. Who would take care of them? Who would protect them now that terrorists had come to our shores? Was that selfish of me when so many thousands of families had lost there loved ones and would never see them again?

I don't know to be quite honest.

The Pentagon

Then I heard that the Pentagon had been hit and that many of my fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines had been killed. At this point anger took over and all I wanted to know was who did this and when are we going after them. I didn't care what race they were or what country they were from. I just wanted to do something, anything instead of feeling so helpless.

I didn't actually get to see any of the video footage until I got home that afternoon and I still wonder why I didn't leave and go home. I guess we were all in shock and disbelief that it had even happened.

How glad I am that we had a great man in the White house when this tragedy occured.

We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
George W. Bush, Speech after 9/11 attacks

Never Forget, Always remember for if you do not it will happen again.

A Tribute in Light

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Cyc wall in a weekend?         You may ask yourself the same question I did when I was searching for ways to improve my small home studio. What is a cyclorama wall a.k.a cyc wall? I had seen them many times but never knew what they were called. There are tons of tutorials out there on how to build them but basically you get a curved, seamless, ocean of white for your models to pose in front of. This type of background is great for all sorts of photography where you just want the model and maybe some props in the shot.

The folks over at have created a sexy and entertaining video (as they always do) that is also very informative. Check out the video below and if you can get past the practically naked model Ashley the information and technique in the video is very well done and useful. You may want to watch the video a couple times to make sure that you haven't missed any of the details.

Check back soon for a review of the Flashpoint 320M studio strobe from Adorama
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My experience photographing Knoxville Fashion Week

My experience photographing Knoxville Fashion Week 2012

Model/ Actress: Hanna Belle Baker

I wasn't sure what to expect when I walked in the doors of the old Circuit City building located at 115 N Peters Rd in Knoxville, TN. I have been interested in photography for a little more than 4 years and finally 2 years ago I decided to start my own business. I had never thought about shooting or even attending a fashion show for that matter but when the opportunity presented itself I could not pass it up. I was not prepared for what I experienced.

 Model: Ashley Korte

 The staff from Knoxville Fashion Week were kind and courteous, making sure I got in and found the photographers pit without any trouble. The models and vendors welcomed me into there world as did the other photographers. I was an outsider but they made me feel at home. Once the show started, and the lights went down it was time to go to work. The show was quite impressive with loud music and colorful lighting. The models were wearing the latest designs from locals such as Jenna Colina's amazing swimwear collection and the stunningly beautiful jewelry by Alicia Marie designs. The talent of the local models was quite impressive to me. They were confident, strong as they boldly walked the runway. The men's wear collection from Coachman's clothiers  were worn by members of the Knoxville Ice Bears which was a treat for many in attendance.

Model: Amber Nichol Borzotra

I continue to create new connections and network with other photographers , designers, stylists and models alike. Exchanging ideas and making plans to collaborate on future projects together. It was a strange sequence of events that led me to being involved in this amazing event and I can't wait till the next one. It is sure to be a great time.

For more information on Knoxville Fashion Week and a list of all those who made it happen use the following links.

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Need a photographer near Knoxville TN but your on a budget?
Give me the chance to sit down with you and discuss what your dreams are for your wedding and how we can capture those moments for you in such a way that you will cherish them for years to come. Don't feel as though you need to spend $5,000 on your wedding photos and don't make the mistake my wife and I did by having uncle Bob take your photos. You will regret not taking the time to sit down with me and find out what your options are before you assume it will be too expensive.

Your Bridal photos and your Wedding day photos may be the only thing you have to remember that day for years to come. Make sure you preserve those moments forever even if you do not choose Isbill-Photography.
Raymond Isbill Photographer

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Love Instagram ? titled 10 Totally New Ways to Play with Instagram . I found this information very useful and I hope you will too. Learn how to make everything from stickers to photo books from your instagram adventure. So head on over and check it out.]]> [email protected] (Isbill Photography) #Instagram photography Isbill free twitter Tue, 10 Jan 2012 06:19:00 GMT FREE wedding photography workshop online. Fri, 1/27/2012 - 9am. This is a 3 day training seminar and will last until 4pm each day. The best part about it is that if you register now you can watch it online absolutely free. That's right free, to sit in the comfort of your own home or at your favorite Internet hot spot and enjoy hours of training for wedding photographers of all skill levels.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just trying to find out if wedding photography is right for you then this might just be worth your time to check it out. I mean, what do you have to lose except a few hours in your easy chair.

The first training that I received as a wedding photographer was at my very first wedding and boy was that a huge mistake. I had read several books and watched some YouTube video's and thought that would be enough. Was I ever in for a surprise, trying to manage a wedding shoot is like trying to herd cats through a tuna factory. It didn't go quite as planned as you might imagine. The photos turned out fine and the bride was pleased however my lack of knowledge on the subject caused me to spend many, tedious hours at the computer fixing thing's that I now know to avoid.

I have attended a few of the training sessions offered by Creative Online and I have been more than satisfied with the content of each and every one. I always come away from it with a new lease on my business and new ideas or directions to take it. So come on and join me Fri, 1/27/2012 - 9am on]]>
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Home is with you...: To a wonderful year...

Home is with you...: To a wonderful year...: This year is already off to a wonderful start. Blessings are pouring in and I can't help but take a moment to feel grateful. Dave and I ar...
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Canon EOS T2I tips #1
Tip #1 for the T2i is to read the owners manual and become familiar with all the controls. Now you may be saying well duh! However too many people just grab the camera switch to one of the automatic modes and start shooting. The automatic modes are good but you will begin to realize that you are very limited in what you can accomplish.

Finally don't be afraid to experiment with different settings. Just remember what you did and try to understand why those settings gave you the results that they did. Also your camera came with a log book so I suggest, at least in the beginning that you use it. Writing down what settings worked may help you understand why later.]]>
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Want to be a model?
If the spelling and grammar are terrible in the add then Do Not send in photos that show your face. Most importantly do not give out your personal information such as address or phone number. In this day and age it is just too risky and any legitimate photographer is going to make sure that there post, no matter where it is listed is of the highest quality possible.

I hope to have more photography related posts coming soon but I could not wait to post this information.

Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas.]]>
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