Tips & Tricks for Photographing Fireworks

 With the 4th of July right around the corner, fireworks season has arrived! Trying to capture these beautiful explosions has always been a tough task for amateurs and professional photographers alike. Below you’ll find everything you need to finally get that perfect (and evasive) shot of this year’s festivities. Here are 4 basic tips & […]

How to Take Great Group Photos

 I love taking group shots. Whether it’s for holiday cards, weddings, graduations or birthday parties, I love capturing those picture perfect moments between loved ones. And you will too after I walk you through how to catch that instantaneous moment when everyone’s eyes are open and mouths are smiling. Once you read this article, I […]

15 Best Photos of the Week

 This week, I shared with you how I prep my gear before heading out the door for a shoot. From making sure my cards are clear and battery’s charged to cleaning my lens – these simple steps save me time in the long run! You guys really showed off your best this week! Here are […]

Before You Click: Prepping Your Gear

 Before I head out the door for a session or pick up my camera to snap some pictures of the kids, I go through a mental checklist. There are certain things that I do almost every single time that helps my photography. Before You Click: Prepping Your Gear Week 42: October 12-18 1. Clean Your Sensor. I […]

Household Props to Make Your Photos Pop

 One of the things that I have gotten really good at is using every day, household items as props in my photos. There are tons of beautiful props out there that I would love to have but don’t want to spend the money on them. After all, they are only props. They may only be […]

15 Indoor Photographs

 With the weather getting cooler, we used last week as the time to practice our indoor photography skills. Just because you are stuck inside, doesn’t mean that your photos have to suffer. There are some easy tips and tricks to be able to get the best shot when shooting indoors. Here are this week’s 15 […]

This Week’s Photo Organizing Tips

 Sorry as we’re a day late with this week’s entry! We are continuing our series of tips on how to organize your backlog of printed and digital photos, media, and memorabilia. Check out last week’s entry here. Tip #6  Photo Back Up Solutions 1 2 3    There is a painful truth we should all pay […]

Spot Metering

 A while back, we talked about light metering and all of the different ways you can do it – matrix or evaluative metering, centered weighted,  and partial. Then, there’s spot metering. But what the heck does that really mean anyway? Don’t worry! This week, we are going to dive into spot metering and why and […]

15 Overexposed Photographs

 This week was all about breaking some rules! We talked about how overexposing your images can create mood, make your subject softer, and add some drama! From sunsets to the beach to in the clouds, you all looked like such rebels! Here are this week’s rule breaking 15 overexposed photographs! 15 Overexposed Photographs 1. Diana Uyder […]

Breaking the Rules: Overexposure

 The best thing about the rules of photography are that once you’ve learned them, it’s time to start breaking them! One of the rules that can easily be broken, especially during the bright summer months, is overexposure. We talk a lot about exposing a photo correctly and not having blown highlights or clipping your whites. […]