Fall Photography: 5 Essential Tips for Fall Photos

Fall Photography: 5 Essential Tips for Fall Photos

(All photos in this post edited with presets from the Warm & Organic Millennium Collection and photographed by Rebecca from BeckStar Imagery) 5 Essential Tips for Fall Photography Without a doubt, my favorite ti...

7 Great Tips & Ideas for Summer Photography

7 Great Tips & Ideas for Summer Photography

5 Tips for Better Summer Photos With summer quickly approaching, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time shooting in the warm, summer months! 1. Timing Do not shoot in the middle of the day.  In ge...

How to Photograph Difficult Children

How to Photograph Difficult Children

6 Tips for Photographing Uncooperative Children If you have ever photographed children, then you know that their moods can often be unpredictable and change on a dime.  They may be upset about coming to your photosho...

4 Tips for Capturing More Natural Photos of Kids

4 Tips for Capturing More Natural Photos of Kids

How to Capture More Natural Photos of Kids Capturing photos of kids can be a bit of a daunting task sometimes.  They are typically on the go and are not always easily guided into natural poses and expressions.  In fa...

3 Self Portrait Photo Tips (For Amazing Self Portraits)

3 Self Portrait Photo Tips (For Amazing Self Portraits)

3 Tips for Taking Better Self Portraits We all enjoy photos of ourselves, including photos of us with our children and photos of our whole family together!  But finding someone else to take these family photos every ...

Interior Design Photo Editing in Lightroom

Interior Design Photo Editing in Lightroom

How to Edit Interior Photos in Lightroom In my previous post, I listed my top 5 tips for taking beautiful interior photos.  I talked about the importance of being detailed, cropping in camera, etc. Following those ti...

Aperture, Depth of Field & Shutter Speed (4 Days to Sharper Photos)

Aperture, Depth of Field & Shutter Speed (4 Days to Sharper Photos)

Aperture, Depth of Field & Shutter Speed Day 2 of "4 Days to Sharper Photos" After reading the previous post in this series, hopefully you have spent some time learning a little more about your camera and how it ...

Find Good Light & Use a High Quality Lens (4 Days to Sharper Photos)

Find Good Light & Use a High Quality Lens (4 Days to Sharper Photos)

Finding Good Light & Using a High Quality Lens Day 3 of "4 Days to Sharper Photos" Now that you have figured out your camera’s focus settings and you have practiced and understand how depth of field and shutter s...

Learning to Critique Your Own Photos

Learning to Critique Your Own Photos

Learning to Critique Your Own Photos One of the biggest times of improvement in my photography skills came after I learned to give myself Constructive Criticism (or CC).  Now, when I talk about criticism, I don't mea...

How to Handle an Unhappy Photography Client

How to Handle an Unhappy Photography Client

How to Handle an Unhappy Photography Client ‚ÄúI like the photos, but‚Ķ‚Ä̬† Nothing hurts more than hearing that your client is unhappy with the photos you‚Äôve given them. Your first response may range from crushed, to con...

5 Lighting Tips for Better Photos

5 Lighting Tips for Better Photos

5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography One of the most important aspects of any photo is LIGHTING! If you get that wrong, you can easily ruin your image.  But if you get it right consistently, you will take your...

How to Create Candid Moments (When Photographing Your Children)

How to Create Candid Moments (When Photographing Your Children)

Creating Candid Moments (When Photographing Your Children) I photograph what I love, and love what I photograph.  I always find myself looking at beautiful spaces, old fences, overgrown nooks and crannies seeing phot...

Benefits of Using Vintage Lenses

Benefits of Using Vintage Lenses

Vintage Lens Photography When building up a modern photography kit, you can expect to spend the largest portion of your budget on glass (a.k.a. lenses).  Autofocus lenses can often cost as much or more than the camer...

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor (Which Camera is Right For You?)

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor (Which Camera is Right For You?)

Full Frame or Crop Sensor (Which Camera is Right For You?) Full frame & crop sensor. These four words seem to spark a lot of debate within the photography community!  As photographers, we are artistic, but most o...

How To Easily Capture a Starburst Effect In Your Photos

How To Easily Capture a Starburst Effect In Your Photos

Starburst Photography A ‚ÄúStarburst‚ÄĚ of "Sunburst" in photography refers to capturing the sun in your photo where you can actually see the sun‚Äôs rays in a star like shape. I don't capture starbursts in all of my lands...

How To Recover Deleted Photos from an SD Card

How To Recover Deleted Photos from an SD Card

How to Recover Deleted Images from Your SD Card Have you ever accidentally erased your memory card before you were able to transfer your images to your computer?  Or, have you ever had a memory card hiccup for no obv...

Flattering Camera Angles for Portrait Photography

Flattering Camera Angles for Portrait Photography

Flattering Camera Angles for Portrait Photography Let’s be honest.  Most of us have had times when we head out to a photo shoot and our head isn’t really there.  We're just there to shoot, be done and go home.  Somet...

7 Indispensable Tips for BRAND NEW Photographers

7 Indispensable Tips for BRAND NEW Photographers

7 Tips Every BRAND NEW Photographer Should Know I know photography can be so overwhelming!  When I started out I thought I would never be able to achieve the images I wanted.  Even now there are some days that I stil...

Making the Most of Your Photography On a Budget

Making the Most of Your Photography On a Budget

Making the Most of Your Photography on a Budget Some of our readers have asked us to write a post on how you can enjoy photography on a small budget, so I wanted to put together a post with some of my own suggestions...

iPhone Food Photography (Taking Cravable Photos with Your iPhone)

iPhone Food Photography (Taking Cravable Photos with Your iPhone)

iPhone Food Photography Have you ever whipped out your iPhone to take a picture of your dessert so you could share it with a friend?  Are you guilty of taking a selfie with your favorite beverage?  Mobile phone camer...

6 Tips to Photographing Your Clients in Public

6 Tips to Photographing Your Clients in Public

(Image above edited with Velvet Color from the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow) 6 Tips for Photographing Your Clients in Public If you prefer to shoot in natural light, you may not always have the luxury of photographin...