Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Are you struggling to get the look you want in your camera when shooting in automatic mode? Leave all the frustration of inconsistent photos behind by working in manual mode! When you shoot in automatic mode, you often get photos that are too dark one minute and too light  the next. This …

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Are you the type of photographer that runs indoors at the first sign of rain, or the type that grabs your camera and jumps in the puddles? If you’re not already the latter you will be dying for precipitation to get rain pictures! We’ve got tips to protect your camera and take …

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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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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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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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What parent can resist the stunning beauty of the images created during a newborn posing photo session? Learn the basics of newborn photography here, because we all know end result is worth the work! Those chubby cheeks, and the pure serenity of a sleeping baby is irresistible. Parents go through this tricky …

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Stay safe and wow your clients with horse photography skills. Few animals capture the hearts and imagination of the public like the horse.  And it’s no wonder.  They are big, magnificent beasts full of character, grace and love.  Whether you want to offer high-end portraits or action shots, understanding the unique needs …

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Recent studies show that almost 80 percent of American consumers do at least some online shopping, while 88 percent of customers research products online before purchasing through a brick-and-mortar store.  Part of their online shopping and research experience is photos.  And it’s not just online merchants.  All kinds of businesses, including restaurants, …

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So you want to step up your game in the world, and you want to do it right, by learning from all those who went before you! We have you covered! Check out our top book recommendations for photographers (and for everyone else). Ok, so this isn’t exactly what you’re thinking. I’m …

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Learn how and when to use flash modifiers to create dramatic and beautiful scenes! You’ve decided to incorporate flash into your workflow.  You may have even invested in some equipment and taken a few shots.  But when it comes to flash modifiers, you’re still pretty much in the dark.  What’s the difference …

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Outfitting your studio or business with photography backdrops doesn’t have to be complicated or costly! Maybe the weather is limiting your outdoor sessions.  Maybe you just want to start offering studio-based portrait sessions.  But choosing photography backdrops, stands and props is confusing, never mind the lighting and the six hundred other things …

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Food photography is ubiquitous. Its seen in TV commercials, magazines, blogs, cookbooks, billboards, social media posts and more. When food photography is done right, one photo will convince hundreds or thousands of people to try that food. So how do you get started in food photography, and what do you need to …

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From parties and concerts to conferences and rodeos, event photography can be a fun and financially lucrative market! If you enjoy new experiences and find you do your best work when left on your own, event photography may be an ideal niche for you.  But just what is event photography?  How does …

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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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