Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

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 details on baby’s …

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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 about your camera, …

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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 types of lighting …

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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 bit like falling …

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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. What is Real …

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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 next level. How …

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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 even the most …

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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 it still exist …

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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 the most stunning …

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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 you want to …

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Landscape vs. Portrait can mean different things to different photographers.  Know the difference! One of my six year old’s favorite jokes is “When is a door not a door?  When it’s a jar!”  It’s easy to amuse a first-grader.  But just like a door that’s a jar, landscape vs. portrait, as used in photography, can …

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It’s DOF PDQ.  Or understanding depth of field quickly. Browse any photography forum and you’re likely to see the acronym DOF bandied about, along with accompanying discussions of a term called depth of field.  Understanding depth of field (DOF) and knowing how to use it correctly is an important skill for every photographer to have.  …

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How do you create landscape photos others can’t stop staring at? We’ve all seen those stunning landscape photography images on Instagram, in magazines, travel blogs and tv commercials. Read on for more tips to get print worthy landscape photos. What is the best landscape photography camera? There are tons of great cameras out there and there …

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Like it or not, we’re living in an electronic world, and digital photography is here to stay. When I got my first camera at age three, digital photography wasn’t a reality.  To be honest, my camera wasn’t a reality either…it used a sponge to wet the “film,” so a picture appeared on my little plastic picture.  …

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Have you ever gazed longingly at the multitude of beautiful smoke bomb photography photos online and wished you could shoot something like that? Stop wishing and get creating! Read on for need to know tips for making the most out of the smoke bomb experience. Where do you buy colored smoke bombs for photography? You …

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Do you have some free time away from home and wish you could edit some photos on your computer? We’ve got great news! There are a plethora of mobile apps available to edit on the go. We’ve compiled a list of the best photo apps available to photographers on Android and iPhone. No computers needed. …

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