Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Tips for Taking Better Holiday Photos! The Daunting Christmas Card! To take your own photos or hire a professional? Christmas Season is just around the corner and that always brings up the option to send out Christmas Cards – which can be a total chore if you do not know how to …

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8 Tips for Photographing Kids! Photographing children can be hilarious and meaningful. Other times it can be like trying to bottle feed an angry octopus. It takes patience, skill and a bit of creativity. Here are some tips and tricks to capturing the moment….as quickly as possible. Have Everyone Prepared Before the …

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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. This has …

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Night Photography Tips! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or on one other than the third from the sun, you’ve probably noticed an influx of night time / astronomy shots on social media this week. This weekend awed night watchers and photographers with a stunning view of a “super moon eclipse”, …

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The Basics of Aperture Size There are many functions that modern cameras have.  But some of the old ideas that modern cameras can’t do away with are your aperture, your shutter speed and your ISO (i.e. sensitivity of the film to light or in digital cameras your sensor’s sensitivity to light). These …

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The Magic of Slow Shutter Speeds We often spend so much time making sure that our shutter speeds are fast enough to avoid camera shake or blur from movement, that it might sound odd to talk about improving your photos by slowing down the shutter speed. But that’s exactly what we’re going …

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Artist In Your Own Home: Improve your Photography by Practicing in Your Own House! Have you ever felt constricted in your ability to learn and grow in your photography because you don’t have access to high-end workshops or expensive photography classes? Maybe your time is limited, and you want to increase your …

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3 Ways to Get More Personal & Better Portraits Do you want to get a little closer to a subject that you think would make a really good portrait?  And then, that little voice creeped in, giving you doubts.  Maybe it said, “You don’t know this person and what if they get …

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Chasing the Summer: Getting and Selling the Coastal Shot! Capturing memorable coastal photographs, those that can evoke emotion in the viewer, are a combination of good planning, good composition, a great eye, and the always welcome touch of good luck! Most of my work is shot on Cape Cod where I am …

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6 Street Photography Tips for Better Photos! Power on, set your camera to favorite mode, and adjust for light. Oh! And take the lens cap off and you are all set… smash down on that shutter button.  If that is more or less how you go about getting your photos, then you …

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Artificial Lighting Tips from a Natural Light Lover I am a natural light lover! Window light. Morning light. Golden hour light. I love it all. For the longest time artificial light scared me! But now what scares me even more is terrible light. Have you wanted to start using artificial lighting but …

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How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field to Your Photos! In other posts, you’ve read about aperture (opening in the lens that lets light pass into the camera body) and how that affects exposure. Hopefully, after several experiments, you now have a feel of how aperture works. While fidgeting with your camera’s …

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ISO Setting Like a Pro! You’ve seen the ISO button, but do you know what it does? ISO can be thought of as the control you have over the level of how sensitive your camera’s sensor is to light. That said – the more light you have, less sensitive your camera’s sensor …

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Curious about how to achieve those fantastic sunset silhouette photos? Here are some tips to capture the perfect sunset! Who doesn’t love a GREAT sunset silhouette photo? Have you ever wanted to create that artsy silhouette shot with your kids jumping against a sunset? There is something magical about getting that perfect sunset …

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The 11 Best Off Camera Flash Tutorials on the Web! For many photographers, the thought of learning how to use flash scares the be-jeezus out of themselves.  It’s no mystery that in photography, one of the most important concepts to learn, if not “thee” most important concept is: lighting. “flash is truly a …

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11 Tips to Put Your Clients at Ease in Front of the Camera! How often do you hear the words, “I’m so awkward in front of the camera,” or “I’m not photogenic”? And let’s be honest, some clients might be totally awkward and might not like having their picture taken. At all. We …

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