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!

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 photo later on your computer, it’s utterly underwhelming. You wanted jaw-dropping photos, not disappointment and frustration. If your shots …

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Before we jump into some great bird photography tips, I must warn you…this pastime is highly addictive.  You might not know a red-tailed hawk from a red-breasted nuthatch right now, but after a few photo sessions with our feathered friends, you might just become hooked.  Soon, you’ll want to know ALL THE THINGS about all …

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September and October are the family photographer’s bread and butter.  It seems everybody wants family photos with fall leaves.  But fall family pictures are just one option of dozens for wowing clients with fun sessions and beautiful images.  We have the mega list of family portrait ideas! The Classic Portrait Even if your family picture …

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Stuck in a rut with posing for engagement sessions?  Just need a few new poses engagement photo ideas?  We’ve got you covered!  Below you’ll find some great ideas on posing couples (not even just those newly engaged photos).  From the classic traditional look that moms everywhere adore to fun and silly scenes, we’ll help you …

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Photographers talk about light.  A lot.  In fact, we talk about it ALL.THE.TIME.  But we hash out the nuances of it for a very good reason…it is the heart of photography and affects our pictures in so many different ways.   Two common terms you’ll hear associated with photography are soft and hard light.  But what …

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If you’ve mastered photographing birds and other wildlife at rest, you may feel ready for a new challenge.  Photographing birds in flight can present you with lots of opportunities for great action shots.  It can also be a lot of fun!  Join us as we talk about equipment, technique and composition of photographing birds in …

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Flat light. Golden hour. We’ll decode these and all the other lights professional photographers are talking about for you here! As you begin your professional photography journey, you’ll hear lots of talk about flat lights as well as several other kinds of lights. And photographers have come up with about six dozen ways to describe …

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Full-frame glorified kit lens or budget-friendly professional choice?  I weigh in on whether to love or leave the Nikon 24 120mm f/4G ED VR. When I upgraded to a full frame camera, I had the option for purchasing the Nikon 24 120mm f/4G ED at a deep discount if I bundled the Nikon 24 120mm …

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You picked up a camera and within a few clicks, you fell in love.  People, flowers, wildlife, weddings… no matter the genre, you are LOVING photographing it.  But now you wonder…Can photography make me money?  The answer is yes, you can make money from photography.  The question then is how can you make money?  In …

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How to Photograph Stars and the Night Sky? Most people look up at the night sky and ponder alien life, the vastness of the universe or the relative smallness of their own existence. Photographers just want to know what settings to use to capture an amazing night photo. Photographing the night sky can be a …

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Thinking about a mega zoom?  Here’s a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6e lens review If you’re a wildlife photographer, nature photographer, or sports photographer, sometimes you want to fill the frame with your subject.  Problem is, you can’t always get closer to your subject. That’s where super-telephoto lenses or a mega zoom like the Nikon 20- 500mm …

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A client calls saying she needs some new headshots.  You agree and book a session for her.  The only problem?  You’re not entirely sure what defines a headshot!  Is it just a head and shoulders shot?  Head with some torso?  Argh!   What Qualifies as a Headshot An image qualifies as a “headshot” if its primary …

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If you’re new to photography, one of the concepts and terms you’ll hear constantly is exposure.  You might be reading a tutorial about getting scenes exposed correctly or you may get feedback on a photo you share saying it’s overexposed or underexposed. Proper exposure is a fundamental concept of photography.  Understanding what it is will …

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If you’ve ever needed to move your images or change catalogs in Lightroom, it can feel a little scary.  That’s like ALL your work…what if something goes wrong?!? Relax!  It’s much less scary and difficult than you’re imagining.  With a few steps, you’ll be ready to go.  Read on to learn how to move a …

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Do you have a passion for photography and storytelling?  Want to use a camera to share news and emotion with the world?  You might just love a job in photojournalism. In this article, we’ll learn how to become a photojournalist, including how to get your images noticed, the kinds of jobs available and where to …

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When you delve into the world of off-camera lighting, the choices for modifiers can seem overwhelming.  Today, we will break down the battle of beauty dish or softbox.  Learn how they’re different, how they are similar and when you might want to use them both!  We’ll also discuss the beauty dish and softbox vs umbrella …

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