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. Follow her at www.dirtroadwifephotography.com!

Share your worldview with landscape photography! What do postcards, calendars and dentist offices have in common?  Landscape photography!  Scenic vistas have long captured our imagination as humans.  Their likeness on print have the power to transport us to other worlds, help recall cherished vacations and soothe a troubled soul (or tooth). If …

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Landscape vs. Portrait can mean different things to different photographers.  Know the difference! One of my six year old’s favorite jokes is “When is a door not a door?  When it’s a jar!”  It’s easy to amuse a first-grader.  But just like a door that’s a jar, landscape vs. portrait, as used …

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It’s DOF PDQ.  Or understanding depth of field quickly. Browse any photography forum and you’re likely to see the acronym DOF bandied about, along with accompanying discussions of a term called depth of field.  Understanding depth of field (DOF) and knowing how to use it correctly is an important skill for every …

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Like it or not, we’re living in an electronic world, and digital photography is here to stay. When I got my first camera at age three, digital photography wasn’t a reality.  To be honest, my camera wasn’t a reality either…it used a sponge to wet the “film,” so a picture appeared on my …

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If you build it will they come?  Learn how to put together a freelance resume/freelance portfolio to wow potential clients and employers Build a photography portfolio they say.  It’s critical for your business they say.  And they are right.  Having a professional, well designed portfolio freelance resume/freelance portfoliois an important step in growing …

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Not Sure How to set freelance photography rates?  Start with knowing your costs and profit goals! You’ve taken the leap and hung out your shingle as a freelance photographer.  You are your own boss, set your own hours and name your own prices.  But the problem is, you have no idea what …

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Put your best foot forward with Lightroom Presets for Fashion Bloggers! If you’re a professional photographer, Lightroom Presets are part of your everyday vernacular.  But if you’re a fashion blogger first and photographer second, the Adobe Lightroom software and its tools, known as presets, might be a foreign concept.  This article will …

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No studio?  No problem!  Start with these photoshoot ideas at home to grow your skills and business! One of the biggest misconceptions about photography is that you have to seek picturesque and perfect locations to take beautiful photographs.  But one essential skill of photographers is seeing the beauty and potential in the …

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Zenfolio vs. Smugmug…the heavyweight bout of the ages! Ask 100 photographers their opinion of Zenfolio vs. Smugmug and you’re likely to find half in the Smugmug camp and half in the the Zenfolio camp.  A battle of these two photography portfolio heavyweights almost always ends in a draw.  The better question might then …

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A Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review and my new love affair. This Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review is not sexy, which is fitting considering the lens itself it’s very sexy.  You don’t hear a lot of people raving about it on photography sites.  Like the proverbial nice guy, it often …

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Wondering what wedding photography gear you need to shoot some upcoming nuptials?  Say I do to this comprehensive guide! You’ve booked your first solo wedding and you are ridiculously excited.  Like squealing, jumping up and down excited.  And that’s when the panic sets in.  What wedding photography gear do you need to …

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 Looking for some tips on photography for beginners?  We have you covered! There.  See that mark right there?  Those two little red marks on your arm?  That’s where you got bit by the photography bug.  You love taking photos with your cell phone.  Kids, friends, food, vacay…if you experience it, you document …

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Ever wonder what happens when good Photoshop goes bad?  Check out how to keep your photo editing in check and on the right track! You wake to find an e-mail in your inbox titled “Photoshop: When photo editing goes bad.”  As these things are always amusing, you click on it only to …

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Where Do I Start On Camera Settings for Night Photography? 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. Night Photography …

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