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How to Find Your Unique Artistic Style Through Photography

Nobody else takes photos like you do. There may be artists who have a similar editing style to yours, but who have a completely different way of composing their shots. There might be a local photographer who takes photos of the same models, but whose concepts are worlds away from yours. Regardless of how similar…

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How to Take Powerful Travel Photos

Having the chance to travel is exhilarating, mind-opening, and fun. Traveling gives people a chance to respect other cultures, rediscover the timeless beauty of nature, and remind themselves why photography is an irreplaceable form of art. If your short-term plans involve traveling, you might feel intimidated by the seemingly endless photo opportunities you’ll be faced…

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The Best Camera Settings for Portraits

There is a big number of different genres of photography. One of the most common type and the one that is most famous is portrait photography. All of us at some point in our lives needed a portrait photo. Also, as a photographer there is not way you can avoid that well-known question “ Can…

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5 Reasons Every Beginner Photographer Should Be Editing Their Photos

For a beginner, editing can be intimidating. There’s a whole lot of software out there and it all seems designed purely to make me want to give up on photos entirely. I make no secret of the fact that I don’t understand what half of the buttons mean and they frighten me a little. When…

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How to Take Striking Self-Portraits

When have you looked at a professional portrait of someone you’ve never seen and knew, at once, if the model was the photographer or not? If I come across an unfamiliar photographer, I can rarely tell whether the model is the creator themselves or not. This is wonderful because it combines both genres in a…

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Why You Should Invest in Canon’s Affordable 50mm 1.8 Lens

Not being able to afford expensive lenses might be very discouraging for you. Even worse, it could be preventing you from approaching clients for fear of looking silly with your limited equipment. The world of expensive camera gear might seem like a sweet, impossible dream. But is having a ton of equipment really the only…

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5 Ways to Earn Extra Money as a Photographer

Being a photographer can be financially challenging sometimes. There’s nothing wrong with facing issues that constantly plague the world of creativity. Wanting to be economically stable is what will help you get through times of drought. The best thing you can do during this phase is experiment and persist whenever you can. Experimentation can be…

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How to Have Fun and Successful Family Shoots

The key to having successful family photoshoots is comfortability, creativity, and a plethora of patience. This might sound like a long list of intimidating demands, but it’s far from problematic if you look at it from the understanding photographers’ point of view. Family shoots can be exceedingly fun and uplifting if both you and your…

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5 Shots a beginner photographer absolutely CAN take

When I first started considering photography and the different sort of photos that I wanted to take, I was a little put out. It seemed like every article I read did nothing but tell me that my kit lens would be terrible and need an immediate upgrade, or that I would need to travel to…

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12 Awesome Photography Genres for Both the Professional and the Hobbyist

With the click of a shutter, we’re able to capture the world before us. Photography allows us to preserve the history of any moment in time. This is why photography is so beloved by many. And with the advent of smartphone technology, almost anyone can be a photographer. There are many forms of photography—many with…

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10 Practical Tips for Posing Seniors for Portraits

Need help with posing seniors?  Check out the MCP™ Senior Posing Guides, filled with tips and tricks for photographing high school seniors. Flattering Posing for Senior Photography by guest blogger Sandi Bradshaw Hi ya’ll! Today I’m going to chat at you a little bit about posing. For most photographers, posing seems to be one of those love it…

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Using Foreground To Add depth To Your Photography

Life is rarely framed as neatly as we compose our photos. Sometimes that’s exactly what we love about photography – it lends a frame to a piece of life that we might otherwise miss, it elevates the moment. But sometimes, that neat framing removes us from the feeling of the moment all together. One way to…

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Capturing Candid Moments When Photographing Children

There’s nothing more unnatural than the crusty position of a child’s mouth while he groans “cheeeeese” for the 18th time in a row. The moments most worth capturing are ones that have a breath of reality, spontaneity, and whimsy to them. There are a couple simple techniques, way better than yelling cheese, for capturing that…

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How to Edit an Underexposed Photo in Lightroom

I have a secret. I love editing underexposed photos. This may sound ridiculous (or even sadistic to those of you who dread editing all together), but there’s something about uncovering those hidden details that gives me the feels. Doing this, of course, is a heck of a lot easier if you’re shooting in Camera Raw.…

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How To Get Perfect Focus Every Time

Learn to nail your focus every time. You’ll get sharpener pictures one you learn how to apply these easy-to-follow techniques.

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5 Tips to get Your Customers Ready for Spring Family Portraits

  5 Tips to get Your Customers Ready for Spring Family Portraits I’ll wager a bet that most of us are eagerly awaiting Spring. This winter has certainly been an extreme one! Between the subzero temperatures, snow blizzards and being cooped up indoors, we are ready for sounds of birds chirping, warmer temperatures and bursts…

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5 Tips to Keep Clients Smiling and Energetic Through the Photoshoot

Follow these tips to build a better rapport with your clients, be early, smile, keep things moving and more.

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5 Tips to Help Your Customers Feel More Confident In Front of the Camera

Use these simple tips to help customer stay loose and confident throughout their shoot.

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6 Steps For Better Macro Photography

Learn what you need to know in order to successfully shoot your first images of flowers in macro photography.

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How to Get Uncooperative Children to Pose for Pictures

When working with children smiles and energy are key. Laugh, dance, let them play and enjoy their moments in order to capture them at their best.

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Fixing a Blown Out Photo Using Lightroom Presets

A before and after look at an overexposed photo using MCP Enlighten Presets for Lightroom

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