Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Want that dreamy glow?  Here are our tips and tricks for natural light photography! As photographers, we know that light is the most critical aspect of photography.  By why is light so important?  And how does it affect our images? First, we need to understand the basic concept of light in photography.  To …

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 Interested in sports photography?! We’ve got you covered! Typically, the name of the game in sports photography is being able to capture intense action and freeze a moment in time. Many people will ask, “What settings are best for sports photography?” As in any type of photography, the exact settings will depend …

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No studio?  No problem!  Start with these photoshoot ideas at home to grow your skills and business! One of the biggest misconceptions about photography is that you have to seek picturesque and perfect locations to take beautiful photographs.  But one essential skill of photographers is seeing the beauty and potential in the …

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Have you found yourself wondering: What the heck is aspect ratio? You’re not alone. Aspect ratio a fundamental photography concept that can be quite confusing at first. Chances are, you’ve seen numbers representing common ratios, including: 1:1 3:2 4:3 5:4 7:5 8.5:11 16:9 What do these numbers mean? And how can they make …

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