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How to Hold a Camera Correctly for Sharper Photos

How to Hold a Camera While it's important to hold your camera in a way that feels natural to you, it's also just as important to hold the camera in a way that will prevent blur and unsharp images due to camera shake....

How to Rock a 365 Photo Challenge

What is a 365 Photo Project? 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 these photography projects....

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...

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...

How to Get Started Photographing Fireworks

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 as...