Author Archives: Teresa Milner

About Teresa Milner

Teresa Milner is a portrait and events photographer in Southeastern Wyoming and the creative drive behind Dirt Road Wife Photography. Teresa traded life in the fast lane as a public information officer to raise her family in her native rural Wyoming. Today, she lives on a commercial bird farm with her husband, daughter, a neurotic border collie, a lovable yellow mutt and more than 20,000 pheasants! A self-proclaimed country girl, she loves farm life, wildlife, fishing, hunting, wildflowers and singing loudly with the radio to any George Strait song she hears. Meet Teresa at www.dirtroadwifephotography.com. Or follow her on Facebook or Instagram!

Boudoir photo sessions are become more popular for brides, women and even men.  Clients might decide to try a photoshoot but be unsure what happens next.  New boudoir photographers might also wonder when or how to share their work.  Here are a few creative uses of boudoir photos for clients and photographers! What Do You …

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Are all headshots portraits?  Why are portraits not headshots?  It’s sort of like one of those high school English quizzes!  If you’re not sure what makes a headshot and what makes a portrait, you aren’t alone!  We break it down for you in this article. What is the Difference Between a Portrait and a Headshot? …

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After posing, one of the most critical elements of a good headshot is the lighting.  But what kind of artificial lighting works well for headshots?  In this post, we’ll discuss using ring lights for headshots. Are Ring Lights Good for Headshots? Ring lights can be a great lighting source for headshots.  When used correctly, in …

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There are lots of considerations when it comes to taking headshots.  There’s posing, lighting, skin tones, etc. One of the things you shouldn’t stress is how to hold the camera! Can Headshots Be Horizontal? Headshots can be shot in a horizontal orientation!  Traditionally, headshots were shot vertically, also known as portrait orientation.  But now either …

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Pricing headshots feels tricky for new photographers.  Most clients claim they only need one image and may balk at a full session fee.  But your expenses and talent doesn’t change, even if they only need one image.  And it takes an investment of time to create one really great headshot.  So headshots can feel harder …

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Headshots are a staple of business owners, actors, actresses, models, and real estate agents.  If you’ve been asked to take headshots for a client but have never had a headshot session, you may have questions about the equipment you’ll need.  We’ve got some pointers on choosing a lens for headshots.   What is the best lens …

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Boudoir photos are growing in popularity across the country.  These sensual, intimate photos are usually taken for the enjoyment of the subject and her (or his) partner.  If you’re new to shooting boudoir photos, one question you might have is where to shoot your sessions. Where Can I Take Boudoir Photos? Boudoir photos can be …

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The word photography translates from Greek to “drawing with light.”  Why not have some literal fun by experimenting with light painting?  Break out your camera, a light source, and your tripod, and let’s explore using light as a brush and the world as your canvas with light painting! In this article, we’ll cover what light …

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Learning photography is not just learning a new skill…it’s also learning a new language.  Understanding photography terminology, from ambient light to viewfinders, helps you become a better photographer and grow your skill.  Here’s our ultimate list of photography terms! Basic Photography Terms – The Fundamentals of Photography Terminology Photography Photography is the art or practice …

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Have you ever stood on a majestic spot and been overwhelmed by its beauty?  You pull out your camera, frame your shot, and fire the trigger on this epic landscape. Except when you pull up the picture later on your computer, it’s utterly underwhelming. You wanted jaw-dropping, not disappointment and frustration. If your shots aren’t …

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Wildlife Photography Basics: Mountain lions and tiger salamanders and grizzly bears, Oh My! I’ve always loved wildlife.  As a kid and as a grownup.  Before I became a pro photog, my job was to talk, and write, about wildlife for our state’s wildlife agency. I was surrounded every day by some of the most stunning …

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Do you thrive on competition?  Love the energy, excitement, and physicality of sports?  Then sports photography might be the right play for you (pun fully intended!) There are lots of great reasons to make sports photography your passion.  Your kids, your job, or your desire for a new market.  Or maybe you just love playing, …

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Photographers like to talk about golden hour photography and the beautiful, glowy light they find right before sunset or after sunrise. The golden hour is amazing. But for my money, you can’t beat blue hour photography for some peaceful, serene images. Don’t be so hasty packing up your gear after the sun has set. Stay …

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Offering headshot photography sessions can be a great way to diversify to your photography business.  It’s a service needed year-round and in every community.  But before you begin offering headshots sessions, or even practicing them, you’ll need to make sure you have the right equipment.  Fortunately, headshots require very little in terms of photography gear. …

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What’s the best Nikon camera on the market in 2019? The better question is what is the best Nikon camera for you! You are in the market for a new model. Two questions are likely top-of-mind: which are the best Nikon cameras and how much is this going to cost me? Follow along as I …

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Saddle up for Action with this Beginner’s Guide to Rodeo Photography Ever heard the expression “This ain’t my first rodeo”?  Well, it’s not.  I grew up in the shadow of the world’s biggest outdoor rodeo…Cheyenne Frontier Days.  I spent many cold mornings at the knee of my father as he announced slack or tagged along …

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