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Creative lighting for your pumpkins

Whether you are photographing pumpkins for fall, Halloween or even Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get creative with lighting for your pumpkins. Halloween spooky Want something a little dark and dramatic,

Wedding photography: Capturing the first dance

Wedding photographer’s don’t have the luxury of a second chance to capture a bride and groom’s first dance. Here’s how to capture a beautiful moment that will be cherished for years.

Quick Tip: Try fog in a can

Using a fog machine indoors — especially in a small, unvented room — can be challenging. On your next shoot, try Atmosphere Aerosol, a.k.a. Fog in a Can. Atmosphere Aerosol looks like hairspray,

Portrait Tips: Great Eyes Start At The Toes

The eyes are the most important part of a portrait, and the expression in the eyes makes the difference between a well-lit picture and a stunning portrait. You’ll notice that

“I Like This Picture Because…”

I think the Snake River Plain in southern Idaho is one of the prettiest places in the world and one of the hardest places to photograph. It’s expansive and grand and

Four Tips for Starbursts

Any small light source in your photograph can potentially become a starburst, and finding creative ways to use them in your pictures is fun. These tips will help you build

Photographing San Miguel de Allende

Nestled in the highlands of central Mexico and steeped in history, San Miguel de Allende is a charming city to visit and to photograph at any time. During the Day

Change Perspective to Make Better Photos

If something is worth photographing, it’s probably worth photographing from multiple angles. It’s easy to start high, at eye-level, because that’s how you see the world. Most photographers arrive on

Photographing Waterfalls and Cascades

There is no shortage of waterfalls and cascades in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. So when the days were dull, foggy and rainy on my recent trip to the U.P we

Using Shutter Speed Creatively To Blur Your Image

Using shutter speed to create a blur in your images is one of many tools in your photography toolbox. Here are some techniques to consider: 1.     Panning. When panning, as you press down the shutter

Photography Tips to Improve Your Images

I put together a list of tips to help beginners get better images when not using a flash or tripod. Tips to Improve Your Images 1.     Shoot either Shutter or

Photographing St. Ives, Cornwall

Cornwall, at the southwest tip of England, is a photographer’s dream. A rugged land with cliffs molded by the sea and shadowed by stormy clouds, it glows in the light.