What is Cityscape Photography? Meaning, History & Purpose

Black and white cityscape of a drugstore at night

Light and shadow battling for supremacy in jungles of steel, concrete, glass, and brick… this is the hunting ground for cityscape photography. I say hunting ground because an adroit photographer has no choice but to avoid the oft-photographed and easy “shots” in order to capture the magical parts of a city that are overlooked. Most …

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Photojournalistic Wedding Photography – Is it The Right Style for Your Business?

Example image showing what is wedding photojournalism of a bride and groom doing their first dance

Photojournalism at its core is quite simply journalism, the act of gathering and presenting information, through the use of photography, as opposed to other mediums. The job of a photojournalist is to capture moments as they happen with minimal interference. The mere presence of a photographer is usually going to shape the course of events …

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

Image of a salad, fruit and bread on a wooden table using natural light food photography

“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 what goes into the making of a good photograph. It was said in the context of telling a journalistic story, but it applies to food …

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

Image from far away showing an outdoor wedding reception at a barn showing how to get into wedding photography

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 also have to learn to cut through the noise of all the other wedding photographers to get to your ideal clients. I didn’t start out as a wedding photographer, in fact, I told myself I wanted to stay away from weddings.

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

Image of an Apple laptop computer with other organized things around it as a visual for how to name and organize your photos

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 locate photos.

The key is to determine what information is important, and then to use it to consistently name your photos and the folders where they are stored.

I will take you through the process I use to name and organize my own photos. If you’re looking to improve your organizational system, perhaps this will help.

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

wildlife photography image of an alpaca eating in green grass by Nico Rivas

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 in turn tell a story. This isn’t always easy, as some animals move fast and others you can’t get close to. As a result, your choice of gear is almost as important as your technique in wildlife photography.

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

Image of an oatmeal chocolate chip cranberry cookie shot by Amelia Robertson

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 enticing, tempting, make-your-mouth-water images. Done poorly, it can produce images that are incredibly unattractive and off-putting.

Chances are that if you’ve ever tried your hand at food photography, you know it can be harder than it looks to make images that truly capture the food you see in front of you.

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