Tips & Tutorials

Mobile photo editing tips for the on-the-go photographer

My love of mobile photography blossomed during last year’s whirlwind trip to Boston for a wedding. I settled in for my flight home, finally able to peek at the weekend’s photos. Swiping through them, I marked my favorites, and spent [...]

By |2019-11-11T09:13:23-05:00November 11th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

5 Secret ingredients for amazing food photography

Who doesn't love looking through enticing food photography on Pinterest or while browsing recipes? But there's a lot of thought that goes into creating a gorgeous food photo that sells. Lucky for us, we have Shell Royster, an award-winning food [...]

By |2019-11-04T13:24:46-05:00November 4th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 10 most emotional wedding photos every couple wants

Weddings are one of the most challenging and rewarding genres of photography. You need to arrive at the wedding location ready to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments as they happen in front of you. This means meeting unexpected challenges, like tough lighting [...]

By |2019-10-31T11:18:46-04:00October 31st, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

10 Halloween photo tips for scary good images

Feature photo by Mickie DeVries Halloween is one of the most photo-worthy holidays all year. Between pumpkin patches, adorably spooky costumes, rich fall colors and tons of fun props, Halloween is a photographer's dream. Plus, it might be one of [...]

By |2019-10-17T13:29:38-04:00October 17th, 2019|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment

How to photograph shy kids (and introverted parents) naturally

If you photograph children, you know you are going to meet children a range of comfort levels and personalities. Most photographers (myself included) want to capture unbridled, authentic joy in our family photo sessions, especially when it comes to our [...]

By |2019-10-08T10:55:15-04:00October 9th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

How to build a powerful photography portfolio that showcases your best work

Putting together a photography portfolio that’s an honest representation of your skills and voice as a photographer is a completely worthwhile exercise. It can be incredibly gratifying to produce a set of images you’re proud of, but the highlight of [...]

By |2019-11-13T11:22:30-05:00October 7th, 2019|Sponsored, Tips & Tutorials|6 Comments

How to buy a camera: a shopping guide for photographers at any level

Feature photo by Karlee Hooper So you’re in the market for a new camera? Eeeee! So exciting! But, the choices can be overwhelming as you scroll through the endless options. Should you choose DSLR or mirrorless? Full frame or crop? [...]

By |2019-10-04T09:19:11-04:00October 4th, 2019|Must-Haves, Products & Gear, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

The key to photographing twin seniors: balancing their bond and individuality

Words and photos by Shey Detterline A high school senior session is not just about the images, it’s also a celebration of a senior's identity, their past, and their wide-open future. When I'm lucky enough to photograph twin seniors, my [...]

By |2019-09-23T13:35:43-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

How to photograph dramatic skies with perfect exposure every time

I have always been a sucker for a dramatic sky! I love calm morning sunrises, vibrant sunsets, mid-day blue skies, and stormy clouds all the same. Anytime I catch a glimpse of a pretty sky, I’m quick to grab my [...]

By |2019-09-16T09:51:19-04:00September 16th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|32 Comments

8 Simple projects to inspire your mobile photography

Feature photo by Angela Ross The best camera is the one you have in your hand as the moment unfolds. Most of the time, that's going to be your phone camera, right? But mobile photography isn't just about convenience anymore. [...]

By |2019-09-03T16:42:18-04:00September 2nd, 2019|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|4 Comments

10 Tips to slay work-life balance for busy photography business owners

Running a photography business seemed a whole lot simpler at the very beginning. Anyone relate? Becoming busier with more clients is such an exhilarating feeling because it means people like your work and want YOU! It’s such an honor [...]

By |2019-08-14T10:27:41-04:00August 19th, 2019|Business, Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

Self-portraits made easy: 5 Simple steps for amazing photos of YOU

As photographers, we tend to be comfortable behind the camera, observing others and catching everyday moments of grace. Turning the camera on one’s self — not so comfortable. For one thing, photographing yourself in an actual, premeditated self-portrait requires a [...]

By |2019-08-14T10:14:36-04:00August 15th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|2 Comments

Make your photos POP! 3 Ways to use color in photography

I LOVE using color in photography, and there is no time like summer to find it everywhere around you! Colorful photos are so much fun to look at and create. I'm always on the lookout for a great colorful scene [...]

By |2019-08-08T08:37:45-04:00August 8th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|3 Comments

Light tamer: how to use harsh light to create dramatic photos

We all love the golden early-morning and late-day light in our photographs, and actively seek it out. Backlit, sun-drenched images are gorgeous. The fleeting window of opportunity for capturing it makes this dreamy and hence all the more precious. “Ideal”? [...]

By |2019-07-30T09:25:30-04:00August 1st, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

What lies beneath: How to master underwater photography

Underwater photography, even to the seasoned pro, can feel complicated and foreign in this entirely new realm. You know your dry-land gear so well, but now you’ve got to incorporate such rarefied tools as ports and underwater housing. It can [...]

By |2019-07-10T10:35:19-04:00July 25th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments

100 Outrageously fun summer photo session ideas to try

Photo by Monica Carlson The summer months offer up countless opportunities to infuse your lifestyle sessions — with clients or your own brood — with color, whimsy and pure joy. To help get your creative juices flowing, we're offering [...]

By |2019-07-07T16:02:23-04:00July 7th, 2019|Inspiration, Tips & Tutorials|1 Comment

The ultimate guide to photographing fireworks like a pro

Feature photo by Jessie Nelson It's no wonder that we, as photographers, feel drawn to photograph fireworks. Not only are they beautiful with a touch of magic, but they give us that nostalgic feeling of childhood wonder and remind [...]

By |2019-06-28T08:22:14-04:00June 28th, 2019|Tips & Tutorials|0 Comments