Posts from Category: "Inspiration & Showcases"

Elevate Your Landscape Photography Skills To The Next Level With These Easy Tips

My experience has taught me that landscape photography is great for everyone who’s just starting out with photography because landscapes give you the chance to improve your photography skills without annoying a model or someone else. This is how I started with photography after all.

Ladscapes are also great for learning the basics of photography, since you have all the time you need. A mountain certainly won’t tell you to hurry up. Read more…

Shooting In Manual Mode: The Starter Kit [Infographic]

I was hanging out in one of my blogging groups the other day, and people were discussing things they wanted to do to improve their photography. One thing that popped up a few times was switching to manual mode, and how daunting that seemed.

Photo by Mia Domenico

Photo by Mia Domenico

I am here to tell you that I thought the same thing until I actually went for it. Shooting in manual mode allows you access to a larger number of settings than automatic modes, so you can have fun adjusting all of them. Read more…

Tips, Tricks and Treats for Your Halloween Photos

This week, when my fearless leader, Photodoto Head Honcho Nancy Young, asked me to write a story on shooting Halloween, I must admit that I kind of had a freak out attack. I’m just not a Halloween person. I mean, bobbing for apples? Totally unsanitary. Haunted houses? They’re SCARY.

 Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Brian Corrigan

But of course I take pictures of my children in their costumes…they cost too much for that single-use-two-hour- frenzy-in-the-dark-when-no-one-even-sees-their-costumes not to!! Read more…

4 Killer Tips To Nail Your Next Portrait Shoot

If you’re a portrait photographer perhaps you’ve found yourself in the position of carrying bulky, heavy gear around. That’s unnecessary though. With these 4 easy tips you’ll be able to get the best results at your next portrait session without the hassle and the back pain afterwards.

Photo by Paul Faecks

Photo by Paul Faecks

These tips also help you save a fair amount of money that you can spend elsewhere (Perhaps on the 4k$ Zeiss Otus 85mm?) Just kidding, unless you’re rich you won’t be able to afford the Zeiss anyways… Read more…

Mastering Family Portrait Part II: How to Deal with Clients

So you had your pre-shoot consultation, and you’re ready to go. You get to your location, and the family are all there on time, in happy moods, excited to shoot, and looking great.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Except for that toddler who just wouldn’t go down for his nap. (Note: NEVER shoot a toddler during his naptime…EVER!!!) Or that grandfather who doesn’t want to walk all the way over to that perfect location that you spent hours scouting, the teen aged boy who hates you on sight, and, Oh, right, Bessie just broke her arm yesterday…hmmm, a little daunting, but you can get through it, I promise. Read more…

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