Author Archives: Teresa Milner

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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You’ve got a headshot photo session scheduled and are ready to have professional images taken.  The only problem is…you aren’t sure if what you’ve picked out to wear is acceptable.   What Should You Not Wear for a Headshot? Headshots are generally used as a professional representation of yourself.  You should not wear anything unprofessional or …

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Do you have a boudoir session booked but aren’t sure what to wear?  Maybe you’re a photographer new to boudoir sessions and aren’t sure how to guide clients on dressing for session success.  We’ve got advice for women from women photographers on what photographs well and what you should think about wearing for your session! …

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If you’re new to photographing boudoir sessions, these intimate events can feel a little intimidating.  You might wonder what equipment you’ll need, or what else to pack.  Today, I’ll give you a rundown on what you’ll want to include in your boudoir photography kit! What Do You Bring to a Boudoir Photoshoot? As a photographer, …

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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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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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