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!

Learn when, and how, to achieve Rembrandt lighting! If I said Rembrandt, what would you think of?  A really old painter?  Toothpaste?  Off camera lighting techniques?  If it’s the latter, you’re definitely a photographer and you’re in the right place.  Let’s talk about Rembrandt lighting…what it means, how to get it and …

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Outfit your favorite shutterbug with one of these best kids cameras! Do you have a budding photographer in your ranks?  It’s never too early for kids to fall in love with photography.  But what are the best kids cameras available right now?  Should you get something simple?  Something a young photographer can …

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Play all day with flat lay photography! Did social media make flat lay photography popular?  Or did flat lay photography drive the rise of social media?  It’s almost a symbiotic relationship.  Either way, these days you can’t have one without the other.  But what is a flat lay, exactly?  Who uses this …

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Have fun and save some time and money with these 40 photography hacks! Ever had a friend share a photography tip and you thought “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Well, here are 23 new reasons you can say that!  We’ve got photography hacks for weddings, portraits and even product photography!  From …

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Need answers to the BIG questions when it comes to organizing mini-sessions?  Start here! Mini-sessions can be a great addition to just about any portrait photography business.  “Minis” can add an income stream, bring in new clients and provide a place for some serious creativity.  But organizing mini sessions requires planning and …

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We have the inspiration you need to increase your photography bookings You’ve launched your business and want to take on clients.  But instead of hearing the phone ringing off the hook, you hear…crickets.  Or you were swamped earlier and now the calendar is woefully empty.  You’re frustrated, confused and maybe a little …

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The workhorse 70-200mm lens should be on just about every photographer’s must-have list Are you on the fence about purchasing a 70-200 mm lens?  Worried about the cost?  The weight?  Whether it’s a good lens?  I can’t make these lenses get any cheaper or heavier, but I can alleviate your concerns about …

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Learn how and why to use Kelvin white balance to get perfect color in your images! Have you ever taken a photo in a high school gym?  The colors are just…wonky.  Skin tones look sickly, white uniforms look green.  Or maybe you’ve shot in the shade only to find really blue-gray skin …

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Create a photo storage plan and eliminate your worst nightmare of lost images! Losing an image is hard.  Disappointing clients is worse.  But telling a client you’ve lost ALL their images is a freaking nightmare.  It’s a worst-case scenario that scares photographers to death and keeps us up nights.  Would your business …

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Should you be watermarking photos?  We’ll discuss why and why not so you can make the best decision for YOUR business. Post this question in a photography forum and it’s a bit like setting off a bomb.  Things get hot and then they explode.  Watermarking photos has become one of the polarizing …

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Don’t be fooled by these common photography scams! Start working as a professional photographer and soon you’ll be hit with some photography scams.  There are lots of different scams occurring featuring photographers.  Some are very simple, others quite complex.  Weddings, family reunions, fashion photo shoots, international photojournalism…scammers will use any excuse to …

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Use monitor calibration for better client images and prints This is how my first journey down the rabbit hole of monitor calibration began. “Were you going for a really warm portrait stylistically?  Because your images lately have been really yellow.” This was a Facebook message I got from a pro photographer friend …

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Want to see and share the world with your camera?  We 5 questions about travel photography to get you started. It sounds amazing, doesn’t it?  Visit beautiful locations all over the world! Shoot pictures for profit!  Yellowstone.  Paris.  Kenya.  The Galapagos.  Moscow.  Quito.  The Carribean.  How does it all work, this travel …

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Learn why a quality wide angle lens is a must for any landscape, street or event photographer to keep in their kit. Has a scenic vista ever captivated your imagination?  Maybe you’ve tried shooting family pictures in tight quarters?  Or do you love that in your face view of street photography?  If …

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Help other entrepreneurs build their business with personal branding photography Personal branding photography is one of the fastest growing niches around.  Entrepreneurs and small business owners recognize the value of high-quality photography in their own marketing efforts.  Your skills can help others and both of you can achieve your business goals! What …

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Go to the head of the class with school photography jobs School photography isn’t for the faint of heart.  It’s chaotic and hectic and requires a great deal of planning and organization.  But if you enjoy working with kids and have the organizational skills, it can be a fun and lucrative part …

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