Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

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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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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Does nature photography seem like an elusive hobby made only for the outdoor experts? Your perception couldn’t be further from the truth! The beautiful thing about nature photography is that anyone can try it! Just like nature is full of living things of all shapes and sizes, nature photography is for photographers …

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One of the biggest milestones in a parent’s life is the day their little baby first enters this world. The best way to preserve those memories are though birth photography. Between the anxiety of baby finally coming and hoping the birthing process goes smoothly, parents can quickly forget some of the incredible …

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Have you ever wondered how on earth solar eclipse photography is possible when you aren’t supposed to look directly at the sun? After all, you’re going to need to make sure your camera is pointed at the sun and that the sun is in focus before you take a photo. And what …

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Have you ever struggled with bad lighting, leading to dark and grainy photos? You’re not the first person to grapple with this and you won’t be the last. Luckily there are a few ways you can improve your photography lighting. Which type of light is used in photography? There are two main …

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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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Have you ever had a photo ruined because your cell phone or camera couldn’t capture it right? Anyone can take a cell phone photo, but only the best cell phone photos incorporate photography techniques. Replace your cell phone with a proper camera and those same techniques will bring your photos to the …

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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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Boudoir photography has a bit of an unfair reputation. Either it’s looked down upon as being improper or it’s put on a pedestal because it’s perceived as only for women with the “right” body shape. I can think of a dozen reasons why others think boudoir photography is wrong. So why does …

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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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