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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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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How do professional photographers keep everything organized? Between the appointments, advertising, social media sharing, and accounting there is so much to keep track of. Luckily we’ve compiled a list of the best photography apps out there to keep you organized AND provide you with helpful information when planning your shoots. What apps …

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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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If you build it will they come?  Learn how to put together a freelance resume/freelance portfolio to wow potential clients and employers Build a photography portfolio they say.  It’s critical for your business they say.  And they are right.  Having a professional, well designed portfolio freelance resume/freelance portfoliois an important step in growing …

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So you know you’re supposed to use hashtags, but you’re not sure how! Here’s our guide to photography hashtags! Ok, so you finally joined Instagram, and you have heard about this thing called a hashtag. You think it’s for all the cool young kids and you’re a little hesitant about jumping on …

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Ever wonder what exactly you need to have or do before to become a professional photographer? Here is our photography business checklist!  Starting ANY business can be a bit overwhelming! There is a range of things you’ll need to consider when starting in the world of professional photography. Here is our comprehensive …

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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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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. …

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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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