Archive for the ‘Photography Tips & Tutorials’ Category

Phone Cameras – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Truth

Tweet If you go to Flickr, or almost any other photo oriented social media site, it’s inevitable that the number one camera will be an iPhone. In fact, in the recent data (, every single one of the top five most popular cameras are phone cameras. There have been photo shoots with professional models done […]

Tips For Better Street Photography

Tweet The term “street photography” has gotten a bad rap over the years. For too many it means taking street portraits of people who don’t necessarily want to have their pictures taken. While it can be that, I prefer to think of street photography simply as drifting along with the tide of humanity and taking […]

5 Pro Tips For New Photographers

Tweet As it happens every year at this same time, there will be millions of people getting a new camera over the next couple days. They will discover rather quickly that even a good camera can take average pictures. There will be head scratching and some frustration. To help get new photographers over that first […]

Five Bizarre Ways You Can Lose Digital Photos

Tweet About a month ago I had a moment of horror. When copying some picture files from my camera to the backup drive, for some inexplicable reason the file copy burped and overwrote an older picture with a newer one but kept the file name for the old photo! That picture was gone. It wasn’t […]

Take Great Pictures With That New Camera Today

Tweet With Christmas coming up on us fast a lot of you will be getting new cameras and some of you will be getting your first camera. While it’s a good idea to spend some time reading the manual, I understand well the siren song of new toys. A better strategy might be giving you […]

5 Simple Photography Hacks That Are Serioiusly Useful

Tweet Anyone in the photography business has a handful of go-to tricks they use in various shooting situations. Some of them were born of necessity, others are cost-saving hacks because why spend money if there’s no need? If you shoot in enough venues and in enough stressful situations, you’ll start developing tricks and habits of […]

Natural Light Portraits

Tweet Anytime I hear someone call themselves a “natural light photographer” what I hear in my mind is, “too cheap to buy strobes.” But that’s not entirely fair and, truth be told, I’m kind of a big fan of natural light myself. Although, in a majority of cases, I end up using a mix of […]

The Basic Holiday Family Photo Guide

Tweet For once I remembered to bring this topic up far enough of Halloween and the holidays that you’ll have time to practice these techniques before the day actually arrives when you’ll need them. I’m going to give you the secret techniques to take better holiday photos that will amaze your family, friends and Instagram […]

Using Social Media To Promote Your Photography

Tweet Social media is here to stay and there’s no getting around it or escaping its reach anymore. Believe me, I tried. I hated on Instagram for years, mainly because of filters that take average photographs and turn them into cheap, tacky looking crappy photographs. Then I discovered that using those filters is optional and […]

Basic Photography Composition

Tweet It’s good to review basic composition once in a while because when you’re out taking pictures you tend to shoot what you already know. Humans are creatures of habit and it’s also natural to get into a rut. That’s fine most of the time, but to get the really interesting shots you need a […]

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