• Use Panning As A Creative Tool To Shoot Awesome Action Shots

    Published Monday, July 4th, 2016


    For certain photos motion blur may not have been what you were going for, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t times when the technique would greatly improve the impact of an image. In fact, when done correctly, panning your camera (or, tracking a moving subject as you take the shot) could take an otherwise average […]

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  • How To Use Natural Light To Shoot Gorgeous Backlit Portraits

    Published Monday, June 27th, 2016

    Photo By Sarah Zucca

    We’ve all seen those dreamy backlit portraits that wow us with the golden tones of natural light. If you’re familiar with the look, chances are you’re curious about shooting some similarly styled shots yourself. The good news is, it’s not as difficult as one might think shooting towards the sun would be. You just have […]

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  • 15 Household Items That Make Perfect Props For Photographing People

    Published Monday, June 20th, 2016

    Photo by BrunoBrunan

    When you want a little pop of creativity into a your photography, a fun way to do that is by including a prop or two into the composition. Rather than investing a bunch of money into props you may only use once or twice, start by looking around your own hose for interesting things that […]

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  • Train Your Eye To Pre-Visualize For Better Black And White Photography

    Published Monday, June 13th, 2016

    Photo By Pedro Alves

    There’s more to taking great black and white photographs than converting them to monochrome in post-production. Though editing does play a major role in the overall quality of black and white photo, there’s still a lot you can do in camera to make sure you’re capturing powerful and stunning photos that will translate well to […]

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  • Huge Savings! 300 Professional Lightroom Presets 70% Off

    Published Monday, June 6th, 2016

    Today we have an exciting sale going. We are going to save you time and money! Your time is valuable and the 300 Lightroom presets from Preset Kingdom are going to save you lots of it. As for money, we all know it doesn’t grow on trees so enjoy getting all 300 presets normally $99 […]

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  • Three Fundamental Camera Settings You Need To Know To Make The Jump To Manual Mode

    Published Monday, May 30th, 2016

    Aperture and shutter priority modes are the perfect bridge to get you from shooting in auto mode to manual mode. They still give you some creative control, but also provide a bit of safety net to help make sure you’re getting properly exposed photos. Even professionals who are more than competent shooting in manual mode, […]

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  • Get Prepared To Shoot Your First Senior Portrait Session With These Helpful Tips

    Published Monday, May 23rd, 2016

    Photo by Jordan Chan

    Every spring, there’s a slew of high school seniors who are looking forward to having their senior portraits taken. Senior portrait sessions are a great way for the students to take their minds off of school work for a moment and have fun by showing a little self expression by collaborating with a creative photographer […]

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  • Still Life Photography Tips Every Beginner Needs To Know

    Published Monday, May 16th, 2016

    Photo by Randy Jenkins

    Still life photography is a great exercise for new photographers to practice because it teaches us how to create a photograph rather than capturing a moment. Still life provides photographers with full creative control from concept to completion, which means it gets us thinking about all sorts of things such as the subject material, composition, and […]

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  • Start Shooting Beautiful Blue Hour Photographs With These Essential Tips

    Published Monday, May 9th, 2016

    Photo by Jesús Alenda

    Blue hour is that magical, but brief, time that occurs right before sunrise and again right after sunset when the sun is at just the right elevation to cast a beautiful hues of blue and purple across the sky. Blue hour is not to be confused with golden hour, it’s more commonly talked about sibling, […]

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  • Shooting With A Kit Lens Isn’t As Bad As You Think, Here’s Why

    Published Monday, May 2nd, 2016

    Photo by Rafael Castillo

    Kit lenses get a bad rap. It’s true, they aren’t usually the highest quality lenses available on the market, but that doesn’t mean they should be disregarded and given a bad name. Especially for newcomers to photography who are just learning the ropes. Heck, even more experienced photographers still find their kit lenses useful. Here […]

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  • The 5 Step Plan That Takes The Headache Out Of Photo Album Design

    Published Monday, April 25th, 2016

    Photo by Jonas Löwgren

    One of my favorite things about the days of shooting film, was not just making prints, but having prints. Digital photography is awesome on so many levels, but it doesn’t do much to encourage people to make tangible prints of their work. It’s just so much easier (and cheaper) to store the photos on a […]

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  • Travel Photography Advice From A Full Time Wanderlust

    Published Monday, April 18th, 2016

    Photo by Andrés Nieto Porras

    A great travel shot will provide viewers with a sense of place. Though, it’s important to give viewers an accurate depiction of what a place looks like, an outstanding travel photo will do more than just that. It should transport the viewer to the scene simply by looking at it. There are number of ways […]

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  • Get Better Bokeh In Your Photos With These 4 Simple Tips

    Published Monday, April 11th, 2016

    Photo by Chiara Cremaschi

    To understand how to capture good bokeh, it’s important to know the difference between good and bad bokeh. Though, good and bad bokeh are both fairly subjective, it’s safe to say “good” bokeh is generally smoother, with fewer sharp edges. The more even the bokeh effect the less distracting it becomes, meaning it tends to […]

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  • Avoid Making These 3 Common Retouching Mistakes & How To Do It The Right Way

    Published Monday, April 4th, 2016

    Photo by David Schiersner

    Retouching portraits is a common practice by both professional and amateur photographers. Those who are new to the practice soon realize its easy to get a little carried away and heavy handed with their post production. This results is portraits that look over done and unrealistic. Lets take a few minutes to talk about some […]

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  • 5 Tips To Help You Come Home With Great Travel Photos

    Published Monday, March 28th, 2016

    One of my favorite travel quotes goes, “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you within yourself,” said by Ella Mailart. As someone who loves to travel to take photographs, I feel the unknown is one of the best parts about going somewhere new. Not […]

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