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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Do you know who invented the camera?  Where the first image was ever recorded?  Learn more about the history of photography right here! Paris Hilton once claimed she invented the selfie.  Um…no.  The first self-portrait was actually taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.  Sorry Ms. Hilton but you’re 64,9070 days late and …

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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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What can an hard-living, hell-raising author from several decades ago teach you about finding your photographic style?  Maybe more than you think! I never imagined I could learn a thing or two about finding my photographic style from Ernest Hemingway.  But I did.  Did ALL high-schoolers have to read something by Hemingway, …

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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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Wondering what types of characteristics make up those who find success in photography (and in life)? If you’re looking for us to tell you the PERFECT lens or camera body, or what killer pose is going to get your photograph to go viral, you’re in the wrong place. The thing is, it’s …

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What is the best camera for photography? You would be surprised how often we’re asked that question. The answer you don’t want is: the best camera for photography is one that won’t put you into debt buying it. Luckily we know what you do want to hear, so we’ve compiled a list …

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Love taking photos but not sure what types of photography can earn you a living?  Follow along below! Whether you want to start your own small business or just enjoy photography as a hobby, here are 10 types of photography to keep you busy all year-round. Types of photography vs. styles of …

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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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How the HECK do you write a photography blog when you’re not a writer?! We’re here to help! Skillful blogging is not as cringeworthy as you think! Why is blogging important? Photography is a highly personal service. Your clients are inviting you to capture important moments and milestones in their lives, so …

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Have you ever discounted your photography work for someone, only to kick yourself after? You’re not alone! Read on for tips about regaining your confidence to charge. Oh yes, friends, I’m going to talk about MONEY. I honestly don’t get why it’s such a taboo subject. In fact, I think we should …

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Do you want to call yourself a professional photographer, but feel a MAJOR case of imposter syndrome? You’re normal. Stick around to put this all into context! So you feel like a fraud. Let’s just cut to the chase. You’re normal. I know this because I too feel like a total fraud …

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