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How to Choose a Camera Lens (That's Best For You!)

How to Choose a Camera Lens (That's Best For You!) I remember when I started shopping for my first lens. I had a Nikon D60 (this was nearly 8 years ago now!) with a 18-55mm kit lens, which came with the camera. I had...

9 Essential Wedding Photography Tips for Amateurs

9 Essential Wedding Photography Tips Being a new photographer can be a little intimidating and being a first time wedding photographer can be downright TERRIFYING! I know its not typical, but I was never very nervous...

How to Rock a 365 Photo Challenge

Are You Ready to Rock Your Next 365 Photo Challenge? I just finished my second 365 photo challenge a few weeks ago. Now having completed two 365 projects, I've learned A LOT about what it takes to complete one of the...

How to Restore Old & Damaged Photos in Photoshop

How to Restore Old Photos in Photoshop A question that has been asked quite a few times recently our community is how to digitally restore old family photos that originated on film. We all have them: cherished vintag...

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...

4 GREAT Reasons to Try Film Photography!

Is Film Photography Dead? We live in a digital age of photography, that fact is quite obvious! It seems as though everyone from hobbyists to professional photographers are sporting the latest DSLR’s. So, is real fil...

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 profess...