How many of you wedding photographers absolutely love shooting family portraits? Despite the significant importance of family portraits on the wedding day, for many of us wedding photographers – family portraits are certainly not the most exciting part of the day.  There are many reasons why family portraits can become quite stressful …

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Prime vs Zoom lenses – that is the question.  There are many reasons why photographers opt to go one route over the other or in some cases use a mixture of both. What is a Prime lens? – A prime lens is simply a lens that is a fixed focal length and …

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Photography Basics – ISO Explained the Easy Way! There are three key elements in photography work together with each and every photo you take that create an “exposure” – Aperture, Shutter-Speed and ISO.  It is paramount that every photographer fully understands how these three components work with each other, and what happens …

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We all do it.  We make sure we take our cameras with us when we “go” places.  Whether to a birthday party or far away travels, we typically make sure to grab the camera.  Sometimes on our travel excursions you might become frustrated when you are snapping photos of a truly amazing …

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Have you ever been to a wedding as a guest and watched the wedding photographer and thought, that must be the best job to just show up with a camera and take photos?!  Or are you are an up and coming photographer who has your sights on getting into wedding photography and …

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Are you confused about the difference between RAW and JPEG? Let’s chat about what to choose and when! What do I choose? RAW or JPEG?! That seems to be the most popular question photographers ask.  A question that was primarily much easier to answer back when DSLRs were first being introduced to …

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When I first started out in photography and was teaching myself by reading tutorials online and books one thing I noticed was a large group of photographers all said to use manual camera mode all the time. The idea behind using fully manual camera mode is most often that we are smarter …

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Let’s face it, sometimes it can be tough to photography people! Here are our top 10 tips for improving your portrait photography! Learning the in’s and out’s of how to photograph people can take you very far in your photography hobby or even photography career.  Photographing people can be a very intimidating and …

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Ever wonder if there is a faster way to edit in Lightroom? There is! Here’s our guide to batch editing in Lightroom! Ahem…photo editing is surely a topic that everyone loves to talk about.  Most of us photographers prefer to spend our time creatively working behind the camera, out in the field, …

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Ever wonder what its like to be a wedding photographer? Wedding photography means a lot of things to a lot of different people.  To some, it is quite the glamorous job, for others they think that anyone who would want to become a wedding photographer is CRAAAZY!  After-all, who would want to …

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As if everyone wasn’t already a “photographer” with pretty decent cameras in our smartphones we now have some pretty fun apps for our phones that can transform a pretty standard snapshot into something with some “WOW” factor to it.  Let me introduce Instagram – an app that by now I am pretty …

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In today’s digital age some basic photo editing techniques are an absolute must.  However, photo editing doesn’t always have to be difficult. One task that can be daunting if never done before is removing something from your photo while in the “darkroom”.  The idea of “photoshopping” is always a scary one, after-all …

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