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!

With a little know-how and dedication, you can harness the power of Instagram photography to grow your business Instagram is the app that made everyone a photographer.  But now, it’s making dedicated, professional photographers more successful in finding clients and building relationships.  So let’s talk about instagram photography, hashtags and how and …

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Stay safe and wow your clients with horse photography skills. Few animals capture the hearts and imagination of the public like the horse.  And it’s no wonder.  They are big, magnificent beasts full of character, grace and love.  Whether you want to offer high-end portraits or action shots, understanding the unique needs …

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Make money for your clients and yourself with high-quality commercial photography. What do you think of when you hear the term commercial photography?  Do you picture a photographer with clients like Nike, Disney or Armani?  What about H&R Real Estate, Carson’s Discount Tire or Olson Orthodontics?  Just about every business, from national …

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What are the right social media sizes for 2019?  Here’s an updated guide! Have you ever posted an image to social media, only to find it looks awful in your feed?  Or maybe you’ve tried to access an image in someone else’s feed and it was cropped weird or just showed up …

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Recent studies show that almost 80 percent of American consumers do at least some online shopping, while 88 percent of customers research products online before purchasing through a brick-and-mortar store.  Part of their online shopping and research experience is photos.  And it’s not just online merchants.  All kinds of businesses, including restaurants, …

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Learn how and when to use flash modifiers to create dramatic and beautiful scenes! You’ve decided to incorporate flash into your workflow.  You may have even invested in some equipment and taken a few shots.  But when it comes to flash modifiers, you’re still pretty much in the dark.  What’s the difference …

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Choosing a photography website for your business but not sure where to start?  Not happy with your current provider and thinking about a switch?  We’re here to help! We’re photographers.  We understand ISO, focal points and f-stops.  But when it comes to choosing a photography website for our business, we feel a bit …

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Outfitting your studio or business with photography backdrops doesn’t have to be complicated or costly! Maybe the weather is limiting your outdoor sessions.  Maybe you just want to start offering studio-based portrait sessions.  But choosing photography backdrops, stands and props is confusing, never mind the lighting and the six hundred other things …

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From parties and concerts to conferences and rodeos, event photography can be a fun and financially lucrative market! If you enjoy new experiences and find you do your best work when left on your own, event photography may be an ideal niche for you.  But just what is event photography?  How does …

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Learn flash photography one step at a time by getting to know your flash first. Did the first time you pulled out your flash feel a bit like an awkward first date?  There the two of you sat, staring blankly at each other, not really sure about the next move.  You tried …

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Time-Lapse Photography – Hit the gas and speed up life with some visual trickery! If you’re a nature nerd like me, you are no stranger to time-lapse photography.  This technique is a favorite on nature documentaries like Planet Earth or Frozen Planet to show the passage of time on the environment and …

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What photography equipment does it take to become an amateur or professional photographer?  We’ll help you learn! Maybe you’ve been taking pictures for a few years and are thinking of turning professional.  Or maybe you’ve never held a camera but want to become a professional photographer and own your own business.  Your …

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Change your view with long exposure photography!  Use longer shutter speeds to create texture, depth and light in your scene! Long exposure photography is a straight forward technique that can add new depths to your images.  By simply changing the length of time we leave our camera’s shutter open, we can completely …

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Get your act together to organize pictures now using one of these four methods and save time and frustration down the road. A local business calls and asks if you have some images they could use in an advertisement.  They’ve seen your work and are interested in a beautiful sunset shot on …

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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 Nikon camera.  Two questions are likely top-of-mind: which is the best Nikon camera and how much is this going to cost me?  …

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Cake metaphors and compassion were just a few lessons I learned on family photography from another family photographer. Last month, my family had family portraits taken.  It’s been…a while.  In fact, my first-grader was still in diapers it’s been so long.  Shameful, seeing as how I AM a family photographer. After booking …

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