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9 Tips for Using Natural Light to Boost Your Photo Style main image
9 Tips for Using Natural Light to Boost Your Photo Style
by Laura McPherson | January 7, 2014

Even with a room full of high end equipment it is next to impossible to perfectly mimic the benefits of natural light in photography. However, even natural light has its ranges, and some kinds of natural light are better than others to use in boosting your personal photo style. Learn all about how to use or manipulate natural light in your photography below. The "Golden Hour" is a fantastic time for natural light photography, but not the only time that ...

Get the Most Out of the Season With Your Fall Photo Checklist main image
Get the Most Out of the Season With Your Fall Photo Checklist
by Laura McPherson | November 12, 2013

Autumn is loaded with photographic opportunity, offering an atmospheric richness that is not found in other season. As the climate makes its transition the warm sunlight of summer pairs with the colors and early chill of autumn. Lush, panoramic landscapes are hard to resist, but you can also diversify your digital photography portfolio by taking advantage of a more intimate look.? Here are some ideas to put on your fall photo checklist. Getting Up Close with Nature Documenting the ...

Christmas Card Ideas for 2013 main image
Christmas Card Ideas for 2013
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 5, 2013

There are possibly a few things less stressful than coming up with Christmas card ideas for this year.? It ranks up there with getting a flat tire on a freeway and seeing red and blue flashing lights behind you after going through that intersection (I could have sworn that light just turned yellow).? I want to make this a little easier on you this year.? Here are 10 ideas to make choosing the right photo for this ...

Creating a Photo Collection...It's Not What You Think main image
Creating a Photo Collection...It's Not What You Think
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 17, 2013

Let me ask you a question.? Do you find yourself drawn to something specific when you are traveling?? No matter where you go...you see it and are drawn to it?? This could be anything from as broad as architecture to something as specific as door knockers.? Well, let me lay an idea on you.? Why not create a photo collection of this specific "thing" that you are obsessed with whenever you travel?? It ...

Three Classic Photo Mistakes and How to Avoid Them main image
Three Classic Photo Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | October 2, 2013

Photographers ? no matter how talented they are ? have run into their fair share of mistakes. Ask a professional or even someone who?s doing it as a hobby and they?re bound to tell you stories of their mishaps in taking photos. However, among all those mistakes, three stand out. Here?s are three classic photography mistakes and what you can do to avoid dealing with them. Mistake # 1: Ruining or Missing The Perfect Shot Ask any photographer and ...

Prime Lenses: What They Are and Why They’re Popular main image
Prime Lenses: What They Are and Why Theyre Popular
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | September 24, 2013

If you?ve recently upgraded from regular point-and-shoot cameras and have decided to go into the world of SLR or DSLR cameras, one of the many things you have to familiarize yourself with are lenses. Lenses make it easier for you to focus and take a picture of a subject. One type that has been used by many professionals is the prime lens. At a glance, prime lens look simply just like any ordinary lens in the market. They?re connected ...

5 Photography Exercises to Stretch Your Creative Muscles main image
5 Photography Exercises to Stretch Your Creative Muscles
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 16, 2013

When you get bit by the photography bug you usually get bit hard.? You can't put the camera down, you are searching for more photos to take.? Sometimes annoying everyone around you because you are taking photos of them...photos of everything (or maybe that was just me).? Well, I think that is awesome.? That is how you learn.? You have to keep shooting to learn.? That is how you find out what works ...

How Location Can Make or Break a Great Family Portrait on Photo Canvas main image
How Location Can Make or Break a Great Family Portrait on Photo Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 9, 2013

There are several important factors that go into making a family portrait session successful.? One very important factor in every family portrait session is the location.? This decision can often be overlooked or left up to the photographer to decide.? The location of your family photos can help make (or break) your portrait session.? You could be left with amazing shots or not a single possibility for a family portrait on photo canvas.? Picking a ...

5 Tips on Building a Photography Website that Works for You main image
5 Tips on Building a Photography Website that Works for You
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | August 26, 2013

Whether you?re an up-and-coming photographer or just a casual one, you may have considered setting up a website that showcases your work at one point in your life. If you?re wondering where and how to get things started, here are five tips you need to remember when setting up your website. 1. What You Need To Build a Photography Business? Setting up your website as a hub for your photography business carries almost the same principles as establishing an ...

A Quick Guide to Camera's Megapixels and Printing Photos on Canvas main image
A Quick Guide to Camera's Megapixels and Printing Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 22, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2435" align="aligncenter" width="456"] We know how important your memories are. We take great care in making sure every order will look it's best.[/caption] Now take this with a grain of salt.? Megapixels are not the only determining factor for how large you can print photos on canvas or any or printing medium.? Other factors include how sharp the focus is on the photo, the lighting can come into play, and The camera noise in the photo ...

10 Things to Look For In Every Child Photography Session Part 2 (6-10) main image
10 Things to Look For In Every Child Photography Session Part 2 (6-10)
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 20, 2013

Told you I would be back to give you Part 2 for the last 5 things to try to capture in every child photography session.? Like I mentioned in part 1...you may not get all 10 of these things every session, but that doesn't mean you should try to get them and plan on getting them.? Part of being a great portrait photographer is being flexible and working with what your subject is giving you.? The ...

How Rough Can I Be With My Camera? The Surprising Answers main image
How Rough Can I Be With My Camera? The Surprising Answers
by Laura McPherson | August 19, 2013

Your camera is an investment, especially if you are shooting with a higher end interchangeable lens camera (DSLR). It makes sense that you would want to protect it from damage, but sometimes photographers miss out on great shots for fear of damaging their camera. The reality is that most cameras can handle rougher usage than most photographers subject them to. This guide will help you understand how rough you can be with your camera. [caption id="attachment_3528" align="aligncenter" width="600"] You don?t ...

10 Things to Look For In Every Child Photography Session Part 1 (1-5) main image
10 Things to Look For In Every Child Photography Session Part 1 (1-5)
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 15, 2013

Answer the following question.? A child photography session is? A. Full of energy and excitement B. Full of fits, tantrums, and uncooperative children C. Full of bribing and pleading for smiles D. Amazingly fulfilling and fun E. All of the Above F. Answers B & C Of course the answer is All of the above.? I just threw that last on in there to throw you off.? I always hated those multiple choice answers when I ...

Play with Your Food - Tips For Better Food Photography main image
Play with Your Food - Tips For Better Food Photography
by Paul Cook | August 14, 2013

Do you love food? Do you feel that the aesthetic appeal is what captures the attention of a prospective eater? Well, you are absolutely right. The bestselling cookbooks are those which have the most beautiful pictures in them. But food photography is not just about cookbooks, it?s also about connecting different cultures and people. Food is that one thing where people come together. You can reach out to different regions of the world with your food pictures. So if you ...

A Canvas Press Infographic for Better Pet Photography main image
A Canvas Press Infographic for Better Pet Photography
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 14, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2401" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Canvas Press is dedicated to helping you get better photos of your family. Even your pets. This pet photography infographic will help lead to better images you can use for photo canvas prints.[/caption] ...

iPhone Wall Art: 5 Mistakes to Avoid with iPhone Photos main image
iPhone Wall Art: 5 Mistakes to Avoid with iPhone Photos
by Laura McPherson | August 7, 2013

iPhone users are never lacking for the opportunity to take great photos. The iPhone camera is amazingly powerful for its small dimensions, allowing users to have wall art printed from iPhone photos in relatively large sizes for a camera phone. However, if you want high quality wall art from your iPhone photos, you should be aware of the five common mistakes iPhone camera users make with their photos. iPhone Wall Art Mistake #1: Not Checking Photos on a Larger Screen ...

How To Get Your Own Fine Art Canvas Prints of the Perseid Meteor Shower main image
How To Get Your Own Fine Art Canvas Prints of the Perseid Meteor Shower
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 6, 2013

Have you ever seen a shooting star?? How about a meteor shower?? Well, the culmination of one of the biggest meteor showers of the year will be happening on August 12th (and days leading up to it).? It is called the Perseid Meteor Shower and I actually has been an annual event that happens the first part of August each year.? Folks in North America can expect to see 80 meteors an hour, which is a ...

Get Every Last Drop of Summer - 10 Summer Photography Activities main image
Get Every Last Drop of Summer - 10 Summer Photography Activities
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 23, 2013

Even though we are well into summer doesn't mean there isn't time to milk it for all it's worth.? What comes to mind when you think of summer? Your first thoughts may lead to great ideas for fun adventure, and since this is the top season for photography you don?t want to wait to start taking photos until the end! This summer photo checklist will help you find your photo creativity.? And you may end up with some ...

What You Need For Underwater Photography on Any Budget main image
What You Need For Underwater Photography on Any Budget
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | July 18, 2013

Underwater photography has always been an interesting venture to undertake. However, to be successful, you need to consider a number of factors so you won?t end up leaving empty-handed. There are certain things every level of photographer needs to know to come away with amazing photos that you can display from your underwater adventures. Here are some tips you should look into that can help your pursuit of capturing the beauty that lies underwater. Camera Equipment When it comes to ...

Selling Fine Art Canvas Prints and Other Tips for Artists main image
Selling Fine Art Canvas Prints and Other Tips for Artists
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 11, 2013

Whether you are a seasoned artist or have just discovered you have a creative side, there is a good chance, you are going to try and sell your art. Unfortunately, it is not like the movies where you are discovered by an art agent who markets your works and makes you a famous artist where you are suddenly pulling in $10,000.00 a painting. What most people do not realize is how much strength and determination it takes to ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #282

Concerts usually have interesting lighting effects happening on stage. Turn off your flash and keep shooting to capture these special effects. If you can get a zoom lens into the concert the try to focus on each member of the band...especially at key moments of a song.


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