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!

Let’s talk about artificial lighting. More specifically, let’s talk about continuous lighting vs. flash and learn which is the right choice for you! Do you ever feel like learning photography is just one great debate after another?  Canon vs. Nikon! IPS vs. digital sales.  Wix vs. WordPress.  Well, we’ve got another head-to-head matchup for you …

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Do feel like advertising your business online is a good idea but don’t’ know where to start?  We’ve got Google Ads for Photographers Explained! I’m a photographer.  I also have degrees and experience in public relations and economics, specifically in the natural resources industry.  So I know a lot of stuff about some really weird …

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Scenes so nice, you’ll see them twice! 5 Tips for Capturing Water Reflections (Plus two cheats!) If I had to pick a favorite type of landscape scene, it would probably involve a water reflection. There’s just something serene and peaceful about an image with water. If symmetry and mirror images are your creative jam, too, …

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Check out our Lens Calibration 101 guide on why and how to adjust your lenses! There are a lot of different reasons your images might not be as sharp as you want. Dirty equipment, the wrong camera settings or even your shooting stance can affect the sharpness of your images. But if you find that …

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Using TTL flash but disappointed with the results? Check out our beginner’s guide on TTL…how to use it and how to make it work better for you! Learning flash is one of the hardest skills in photography for many people. Between all the gear and the lighting and terminology, it feels really intimidating and complicated. …

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Grab your flash and head outside. We’ll show you how to use fill flash outdoors! You’re shooting outside in great lighting conditions. So why in the world would you want to add flash? It’s all about filling in the shadows and balancing your ambient light with the exposure on your subject. Today we’ll learn how …

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Want to be a better photographer? Here are our recommendations on the things every photographer needs to learn to start mastering the craft! When you first start trying to improve your photography, it can feel overwhelming. What should I learn first? Do I need to learn A before I learn B? What should I prioritize …

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Stay Calm. Be Confident. And Learn How to Deal with Difficult Guests as a Photographer If you photograph weddings or even private portrait sessions, you’ll eventually wind up encountering one…a client or guest who wants to be the official photographer, boss you around or tell you how to do your job. It’s frustrating. It’s maddening. …

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Learn how to price headshot sessions with confidence One of the most frequently asked questions in the Cole’s Classroom Facebook group is about how to price headshots. Pricing headshots feels more difficult than other sessions. But it doesn’t have to be. We have a few tips on how to price headshot sessions and set yourself …

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It’s scary times. We don’t have answers, but we have some ideas to bolster your business and your spirits. How to survive as a photographer in the Covid-19 outbreak. Friends, this is frustrating. And frightening. The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing the world to a standstill and photography businesses are but some of the casualties. Weddings …

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Learn how to run a photography model call to grow your business When you learn how to run a photography model call, you create an opportunity for growth in your business. Use a photography model call to build your portfolio, practice new skills, create social media buzz or even grow your clientele. In this tutorial, …

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Stuck with the muck? Here are some photography tips for making ugly locations look amazing! One of the most iconic images from my home state of Wyoming is the T.A. Moulton Barn. If you’re a fan of landscape photography, I’m sure you’ve seen an image of it. There are about 8.98 million images of it …

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Are Facebook ads and Twice Daily IG captions really necessary to grow your business? We’re going old school how to promote your photography without social media! It feels like everybody is on social media these days. And I mean everyone. Even my 79-year-old mom is on social media and occasionally drops a “Like” on my …

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Improve your consistency and confidence with a photoshoot checklist Are you looking for ways to improve the flow of your photo sessions, your post-production workflow or your consistency? Consider developing and following your own photoshoot checklist! Have you ever finished a photography session that felt awesome at the time only to feel disappointed later with …

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Ever wondered how to light a group photo using flash? It’s easier than you think! Lighting a large group with flash is a pretty common scenario. You might need to light a wedding party, a group of award recipients, a pee-wee basketball team or just a bunch of friends at a party. And if you’re …

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Let’s talk IPS vs. digital sales methods for photography…advantages, disadvantages and which makes the most sense for YOUR business! IPS vs. digital photography is one of those subjects that really shouldn’t be controversial. Let each business owner figure out what’s best for him or her and move on, right? Except it IS controversial. Each side …

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