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 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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Do you know who invented the camera?  Where the first image was ever recorded?  Learn more about the history of photography right here! Paris Hilton once claimed she invented the selfie.  Um…no.  The first self-portrait was actually taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.  Sorry Ms. Hilton but you’re 64,9070 days late and …

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Learn these photography abbreviations and fast track your understanding of cameras, shooting and printing, PDQ! ISO, AWB, RGB…WTH?  What does it all mean?  Learning to shoot, edit and print beautiful images is hard enough without the need to decipher the many acronyms and photography abbreviations used by the industry.  It feels a …

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Does Real Estate photography seem overwhelming? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Find a home in real estate photography! As more people shop for homes online, a talented photographer can be a realtor’s best secret weapon.  Get the spec sheet real estate photography, the growing market that you might enjoy calling home. …

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What can an hard-living, hell-raising author from several decades ago teach you about finding your photographic style?  Maybe more than you think! I never imagined I could learn a thing or two about finding my photographic style from Ernest Hemingway.  But I did.  Did ALL high-schoolers have to read something by Hemingway, …

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Interested in exploring new worlds with macro photography? Check out our guide to getting those details! There is something inherently magical about macro photography for me.  I love making the small big, seeing the previously unnoticed.  I can lose myself completely in the minutiae, wandering among lines and shapes and textures of …

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Love taking photos but not sure what types of photography can earn you a living?  Follow along below! Whether you want to start your own small business or just enjoy photography as a hobby, here are 10 types of photography to keep you busy all year-round. Types of photography vs. styles of …

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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 …

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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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