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Tips for Photographing Your Own Newborn

DIY Newborn Photography You're expecting a baby? Congratulations! Have you been asked by everyone you know if you’re planning on doing a photo shoot with your new bundle of joy? Are you planning on trying? You shoul...

Back Button Focus: Guide to Sharper Images

Guide to Back Button Focus Back Button Focus is a powerful feature on your DSLR camera that can help you achieve sharper images in certain situations. In this post, I will explain what Back Button Focus is, how to fi...

Studio Lighting Tips to Avoid the Winter Blues

Studio Lighting for Winter Photography I love outdoor environmental portraits - warm, yummy sunlight and lots of beautiful trees and flowers and elegant compositions. I can't get enough of it in the Spring, early Su...

Softbox vs Umbrella vs Beauty Dish: The Differences

Softbox Vs Umbrella Vs Beauty Dish Is studio lighting using a softbox better than an umbrella or a beauty dish? Today I would like to talk about these 3 different studio light modifiers and share some example photos...

How to Set Up a Storybook Photography Session

Storybook Photography Setting up and shooting a storybook photography session can be quite exhilerating and fun, but can also fairly stressful if you are unprepared. I've put together this tutorial based on my exper...

How to Develop Film at Home

How to Develop Film Several months ago, I wrote a post about the benefits of shooting film. As much as I love shooting real film, one of the major drawbacks in addition to the cost is the increasing rarity of profes...

Photographing Fireworks: 5 Tips for Dazzling Images

How to Photograph Fireworks The Fourth of July is right around the corner.  I am always mesmerized by the amazing firework photos I see many photographers share on social media.  But photographing fireworks is not a...

Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Lens Review: A Prime Contender

Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Lens Review It’s difficult to hold the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens in your hands without feeling like you’re holding something special.  It’s as if you’re holding an artifact from history that...

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

Newborn Photography There is a certain joy in newborn photography that is unlike any other. It's the baby's first professional photograph, the expressions are uncontrolled, and the bliss of the photograph comes pure...

6 Newborn Photography Tips to Rock Your First Session

Newborn Photography Newborns are sweet and squishy and oh so cuddly, who could resist photographing them?  You tell yourself, “It can’t be that hard, they just lay there!”  But as you begin to prepare for the sessio...

How to Photograph Snowflakes

Snowflake Photography Several areas of the world are buried in snow right now. Here are some of my best tips for how to take great photos of those snowflakes. Snowflake Photography Gear: For my most recent work I ...