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Celebrate the Holidays

Tips for capturing images with a DIY bokeh modifier
Share your holiday with Photofocus
The Christmas Star: The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the shortest day of the year
Those amazing lights: Bokeh for the holidays
Holiday photography tips for capturing the season’s cheer
Adobe features holiday food photo tips from Sarah Crawford, with free presets
Give your bokeh Christmas flair with this DIY lens filter
Capturing the holiday spirit through festive food photos
Capturing Christmas cooking cheer
Last-minute stocking stuffers for photographers, 2020 edition
Tips to help you take pictures in the snow
Capturing great Christmas photos with special kids

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Capturing Christmas cooking cheer

With Christmas just around the corner, there is usually lots of cooking and baking going on. Capture some of your own Christmas cheer with some behind-the-scenes photos. These can make for gorgeous keepsake memories if the kids or grandkids get

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Tips to help you take pictures in the snow

Preserving the memories of winter can be a bit tricky. Freezing temperatures and the blinding sun reflecting off the snow don’t help. Whether you have an expensive DSLR with all the bells and whistles or a simple smartphone camera, pictures

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Capturing great Christmas photos with special kids

Every parent loves capturing those quirky and sometimes hilarious Christmas photos with Santa, right? We spend eleven months of the year teaching our children “Stranger Danger,” and then practically throw them at Santa and then wonder why we don’t always

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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