Holly Roa

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Seattle based photographer with a side of videography, specializing in work involving animals, but basically a Jill of all trades.
Instagram: @HJRphotos


  • Cinematography
  • Commercial
  • Food
  • Headshot
  • iPhonography
  • Macro
  • Pet
  • Photojournalism
  • Product
  • Wedding


  • Composite Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • DSLR Video
  • Medium Format Digital
  • Natural Light Photography
  • Advanced Retouching
  • Compositing/Manipulation
  • Off-Camera Lighting
  • Studio Lighting
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Camera Raw
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier
  • Capture One Pro


  • Destination Photography
  • Lead Shooting
  • Lighting Assisting
  • Local Photography
  • Second Shooting



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Canon M5 Review | Canon’s First Real Mirrorless Contender

I want to address the elephant in the room straight away before we get this thing started: public perception of...

Does Your Instagram Game Need Help? Crush It With These Tips

Instagram can be surprisingly important as a marketing tool for photographers. The first nine photos on your...

Struggling To Understand Aperture? This Short Video Breaks It Down

Aperture is one of the cornerstones of photography, one leg of the exposure triangle. You have to grasp it if you...

How To Pose Couples | Going From Awkward To Awesome

Posing can be a challenge – with some exceptions. It should look natural, not forced, and flatter the subject....

Pet Photography Bundle 50% Off | CreativeLive National Puppy Day Sale

In honor of what is obviously one of the most important holidays, National Puppy Day, CreativeLive has offered up a...

The Women Of The U.S. Military | A Portrait Series Of The Underrepresented Pillars Of the Country

After twelve years of active duty service in the U.S. Army, beauty photographer Jennifer McIntyre has maintained...

Quick 1-Minute Adobe Tutorials Pack Tons Of Info | Make It Now

As people spend more of their time scrolling social media, attention spans shrink. Videos have got to be really...

Are You The Next SCOTUS Photographer? | New Government Job Posting

If you’ve been dreaming of the day you can take a cushy government job but would also love to be a full-time...

What Are You Afraid Of? | Thoughts On Fear As An Artist

“I’m afraid of using strobes.” “I’m afraid of marketing.” I’m afraid of… stop!...

Olympus Tolls The Bell & Discontinues The Four Thirds System

Any four thirds system hold-outs out there, it’s time to snatch up Four Thirds lenses while you still can. While...

Five Tips For Better Interior Photos

The folks at Mango Street are back with another one of their super short tutorials, perfect for today’s attention...