Category Archives: Photography

Packing a Punch — Tips for Maximizing Your Time and Productivity with Laylee Emadi. Episode 13: Show Notes. Productivity and scheduling are two areas of any creative business that go hand in hand! Without a finely attuned approach to these areas of work, we might all end up on the couch all day and never …

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Legal Issues Photographers NEED to Know to Thrive with Paige Griffith. Episode 12: Show Notes. As creatives, our minds do not naturally go to the practical side of things, and these tasks may even overwhelm us. But it is incredibly important to realize that when you are a photographer, you are a business owner as …

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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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Surviving the Storm of Covid-19: How to Recover from an Economic Downturn. Episode 11: Show Notes. During this unprecedented, uncertain time where many industries have been closed, the thought of reopening your photography business can be very exciting. But rather than rushing in, it’s important to think about certain things before getting back to normal. …

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Those adorable pictures set on wood transfer photos look great, but did you know that you can print on wood yourself? There are quite a few ways to ensure that your pictures print on wood and turn out great. Here’s what you need to know about printing on wood to get the best results every …

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Even if you’re new to photography, it likely won’t take long before you hear the terms 8-bit image and 16-bit image. They each play an essential role in the size, appearance, and quality of your images. However, despite what many people think, the higher numbers aren’t always better. Both 8-bit images and 16-bit images have …

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Architectural photography can offer its fair share of challenges. The lighting is unpredictable, buildings have a way of tilting and people always seem to be in the shot. But have no fear, architectural photography can be conquered. We have come up with some solid tips to help you with your architectural photography. If you follow …

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Need Help Understanding Auto Focus Modes? We Can Help! One of the questions that I get asked the most is how can I get sharper photos? It’s a tough question to give a specific answer for because there can be lots of reasons why your photos aren’t sharp. But sometimes, it’s simply a result of not …

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Wondering why you should use back button focus? Back button focus usually confuses photographers at first but once they “get it”, they love it! If there is anything I wish I had known sooner in my journey as a photographer, it would be this one simple thing: Back Button Focus. Back button focusing has been …

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One of the most valuable tools, but perhaps one of the most misunderstood, is your camera’s histogram. Histo-what? We aren’t talking about Instagram’s cousin here. If you’ve been confused by that fancy chart they call a histogram, you’re in the right place! In this tutorial, we will break down using a histogram so you understand what your …

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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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Creating a stunning photo backdrop is a lot easier than you think, and you probably have all the materials you need. With a little creative thinking, you can create a DIY backdrop that shines no matter what the occasion. Take a few tips from this list of backdrop photo ideas. Tissue Tissue is highly versatile. …

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If you’ve ever tried to take a close-up macro photograph of a flower, you know that it’s tough to get your entire subject in focus. While autofocus or auto-blend layers tools can help a lot with macro photography sharpness, they still leave a lot to be desired. In this article, we’ll explain how you can …

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Are you interested in taking professional catalog photos? What about high-quality pictures for your online store? If so, a light box (also known as a photography tent) is a must-have accessory for achieving a shot worthy of a place of honor on your website. What Is a Light Box? Light boxes are used to produce …

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If you’ve ever seen a photograph of a tourist appearing to hold up the leaning tower of Pisa, you’re familiar with the concept of forced perspective photography. Forced perspective shots can be incredible optical illusions, but many photographers struggle with taking forced perspective photos that look good. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you’ll need …

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Creative photography has no limits. If you can dream it up in your mind, you can create it using a camera, some props, and a little bit of innovation. While the best ideas start in your mind, even the brightest of artists need a little extra inspiration once in a while. This extensive list of …

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