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Natural Light Food Photography: Making Your Images Pop With Just Natural Light

Natural Light Food Photography: Making Your Images Pop With Just Natural Light

Amelia RobertsonMay 3, 2018

“Light is the single-most important storytelling element.” I heard that quote often enough from my photojournalism professor back in college that it still springs to mind when I think about…

Wedding Photography Etiquette: Presenting Yourself Professionally to Your Clients

Wedding Photography Etiquette: Presenting Yourself Professionally to Your Clients

Paul FriedmanOctober 7, 2021

Being a wedding photographer is a challenging balance of technical skill and interpersonal skills. Finding that balance will be an ever-evolving process and each client will have different needs. The…

How To Get Your First Wedding Photography Clients When You’re Just Starting Out

How To Get Your First Wedding Photography Clients When You’re Just Starting Out

Lauren NihenOctober 7, 2021

So you’re ready to shoot your first wedding! It’s time to start building your wedding portfolio – so you might have wondered how to get your first wedding photography clients.…

How to Get Into Wedding Photography [A Guide for Beginners]

How to Get Into Wedding Photography [A Guide for Beginners]

Lauren NihenOctober 7, 2021

Wedding photography is one of those industries that can seem daunting to the beginner photographer. There is so much pressure to not only perform to a high standard but you…

How to Name and Organize Your Digital Photos [So you Can Keep Your Sanity]

How to Name and Organize Your Digital Photos [So you Can Keep Your Sanity]

Amelia RobertsonMay 3, 2018

Naming and organizing your photos is a crucial and often-overlooked part of your workflow as a photographer. It’s a bit tedious, but neglecting this step can make it difficult to…

Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners: Capturing Animals in their Natural Environment

Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners: Capturing Animals in their Natural Environment

Nicolas RivasMay 3, 2018

There is a lot more to wildlife photography than just snapping a quick shot of an animal. Good, attention grabbing wildlife photography tries to capture emotion within the photo and…

Simple Ways to Improve your Food Photography [To Create Mouth Watering Images]

Simple Ways to Improve your Food Photography [To Create Mouth Watering Images]

Amelia RobertsonOctober 6, 2021

Food photography is something we see all the time – on billboards, magazine covers, the television, probably on your social media feeds, too. When done well, food photography can produce…

What Does a Wedding Photography Assistant Do?

What Does a Wedding Photography Assistant Do?

Brandon BallwegOctober 7, 2021

If you’re thinking about getting into wedding photography or being an assistant, you might be wondering what a wedding photography assistant does. Some wedding photographers don’t even use them but…

How to Find Wedding Photography Assistant Jobs

How to Find Wedding Photography Assistant Jobs

Brandon BallwegMay 3, 2018

Wedding photography is not rocket science, although it’s certainly not easy and comes with a lot of responsibility. So in my opinion, if you’re looking to get a job as…

6 Insights I Gained After Doing One Year Old Birthday Photography

6 Insights I Gained After Doing One Year Old Birthday Photography

Brandon BallwegMay 4, 2018

One year old birthday photography is much like any other type of event photography but you have the added unpredictability of a one year old and a bunch of other…

Why Wedding Photographers Use Two Cameras

Why Wedding Photographers Use Two Cameras

Brandon BallwegOctober 7, 2021

If you’ve been to a wedding as a guest, you might have noticed the wedding photographer using two cameras. So why do wedding photographers use two cameras? I’m sure there…

The Purpose of Camera Lens Hoods and Why You Should Use Yours

The Purpose of Camera Lens Hoods and Why You Should Use Yours

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

If you just bought your first camera kit, you may be wondering what the plastic thing is that came with your lens. Maybe you’ve been doing photography for awhile and…

Should You Go Full Frame?

Should You Go Full Frame?

Brandon BallwegOctober 5, 2021

There’s a lot to like about cameras with full frame sensors: they have excellent image quality, work well in low light situations and are capable of producing shallower a depth…

What Are DSLR Cameras Good For?

What Are DSLR Cameras Good For?

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

At one point, DSLR cameras had all the advantages in their favor. But as of this writing in November 2017, the advantages that DSLRs once had over mirrorless cameras has…

What is the “Bokeh” Effect in Photography?

What is the “Bokeh” Effect in Photography?

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

Out of all the photography concepts, “bokeh” is one of the most talked about and controversial. It’s one of those things in photography that excites both new and experienced photographers…

The Blurred Background Effect in Photography

The Blurred Background Effect in Photography

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

If you’ve paid close attention to pictures before, you’ve probably noticed that some have a lot in focus whereas others it’s the opposite, resulting in a blurred background effect. This…

What is a Candid Picture?

What is a Candid Picture?

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

If you’re new to photography, you may be asking yourself, “what is a candid picture?” Many of us have known inherently what a candid picture is for most of our…

Depth of Field Camera Settings

Depth of Field Camera Settings

Brandon BallwegMay 5, 2018

Choosing a depth of field and a corresponding aperture may not be so apparent when first starting out in photography but ultimately it’s fairly straightforward. This article is broken up…

3 Quick Tips for Indoor Photography

3 Quick Tips for Indoor Photography

Brandon BallwegOctober 9, 2021

If you’re having trouble getting the lighting right or are having issues getting proper exposures when photographing indoors, these tips for indoor photography should set you on the right track.…

How to Make Images Sharper

How to Make Images Sharper

Brandon BallwegOctober 8, 2021

If you’re new to photography, making images sharper may seem like a daunting task. However, it’s actually really easy and once you learn how to consistently make images sharper, your…