Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Does large group photography scare you?! Here’s why it shouldn’t! Large group photography seems really intimidating, but when you break it down, it’s actually much easier than you think! In fact, if you go in prepared, it can even take LESS time than a regular family session. Here are 12 tips and …

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Introduction In this article, I am going to give you some practical ideas to help with one-month baby photography. I will also try to guide you in baby photography in general and give some pointers I have learned over the years. There is no need to be afraid of baby photography and …

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The Basics Of Flash Photography: 3 Simple Tips ETTL. Manual Mode. 1/8th firing power. Bouncing the light. Sound familiar yet? Yes my friends, all of these terms are related to the use of flash in photography. More specifically, the proper use of flash. This is one of those subjects that doesn’t get …

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Backing up your photos is a must these days. Since there are no longer hard copies of photos, digital copies of photographs must be guarded like gold. In this article, I will explain why it is so important to keep your files in multiple places. I will also talk about different ways …

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Introduction If you have been doing photography for any amount of time, you probably have heard the term f-stop. Aperture is another term for f-stop and they get used interchangeably. But what does f-stop mean and why is it important to photography? In this article I am going to explain what f-top …

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What is Negative Space and How Can It Improve Your Photographs? Have you ever ventured into a popular store at the height of a sale or just before a holiday and been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people, the messy shelves, and the long check-out line? Sometimes, when we try to do …

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Could sending a style guide be the answer to improving your portrait photography? Do you want your family photos to look more polished and editorial? I think the answer to this is yes! This is exactly how a style guide can help! We so often get caught up in the bigger picture …

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Ever Struggled with Photographing Wedding Reception Details? Having trouble figuring out what needs to be photographed as far as wedding reception details?  Are you wondering which lens to use?  Also, you know that weddings are fast paced so how are you possibly going to photograph all those ‘must have’ wedding reception detail …

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Struggling with portrait photography? See our 18 tips and tricks! Sometimes portrait photography can get a bit boring…and worse, sometimes we just can’t figure out why! We’re here to help you, friends and fellow photographers! Whether you want to improve things like your composition or add a dimension of storytelling, there are …

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Couples Posing Tips to Capture Natural and Authentic Connections Are you struggling with posing couples? Do you want your images to combine the perfect amount of candid interactions with beautiful couples posing and placement?  I think it’s safe to say that we all want to pose our couples in a way that …

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Have you ever wanted to learn night photography? Expanding your photography repertoire to include night photography can be a lot of fun. I love the challenge of taking the existing light and creating an image that is artistic, eye catching and hopefully even mesmerizing. Although it’s quite different from portrait photography, I’m …

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If you’ve ever had a “grumpy dad” at one of your photo sessions, you aren’t alone. These tips can help! Here’s how it usually goes down: You arrive at your photo session, all pumped up and ready to rock. You’ve reviewed all your poses, you’ve got everyone’s names memorized, the light is …

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Headshot Photography: Our 17 Top Tips for Nailing a Great Headshot Headshot photography seems simple! It’s one person, sitting or standing still, and all you need is one or two good photographs.  That all may be true, but for many, it can be a stressful session because you want to make sure …

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Have you ever wondered how to make your posing better? Are you looking for natural and relaxed photos, but always seem to end up with clients who look stiff? These natural posing tips can help! We all want to be able to pose our clients in a way that gives us the …

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Should You Care About Metadata in Your Photos? Here’s Everything You Need to Learn About What is Metadata and How to Use It The concept of Metadata is simple. Metadata is essentially the information about the data. Examples of metadata are all around us, especially in our digitally connected world. There’re examples …

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Have You Always Struggled Taking Your Holiday images? Here’s How to Change All that this Coming Season It’s a good idea for a change to try and take some interesting and different images this holiday season. Now depending on what part of the world you are in, the decorations that are available …

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