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June Photo Challenge

Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or in individual photographs that […]

Honoring Our Soldiers

Today the United States celebrates Memorial Day, in which we remember and honor all of our military personnel, in current wars and past, for their brave service and dedication to our country. Whether you agree with the reasons for which they are deployed or not, all of our military men and women deserve our thanks […]

Six Tips for Shooting Without a Tripod

If you’re taking your average snapshot photograph – or even a well composed, well thought out photo – you don’t always need a tripod. I may be a photo addict who can’t leave home without a camera (even if I’m just walking the dog) but I guarantee you I most certainly do not lug my […]

Tips for grabbing candid shots

There’s no doubt that a striking portrait can make a beautiful photo. However, sometimes I think it’s a lot more fun to take candid pictures. Grabbing a shot when your subject is completely unaware of your presence can really show very compelling emotion. A forced laugh for the camera will never look as magical as […]

Play Games With Your Camera

Since the long Memorial Day Weekend is upon us (here in the U.S., anyway), entertain yourselves with these fun games you can play with your camera! The Acrobat Project: What you’ll need: A D-SLR with a timer and/or a remote shutter release, a tripod, comfy clothes, and a suspension of self-consciousness. The intent: To catch […]

Hot Weather Photography

Back in December we talked about cold weather photography, and ways to protect your gear (and yourself!) from the elements. Well, June is almost upon us, so now we’re going to talk about hot weather photography. This is a subject that is very pertinent to my life, since living in Arizona means we experience 115F/46C+ […]

What To Do When You Outgrow Your Camera

So, you’ve reached the point where your handy point-and-shoot just isn’t giving you the flexibility and control that you’d really like to take your photography to the next level. Or, you have a beginner’s D-SLR and you’d like to progress to something that has more capabilities and features. Perhaps you’re ready to explore the vast […]

Image Inspiration

Have you hit a photographic wall? Stuck in a rut? Would you like to gain a little inspiration to refresh your mind and lighten your outlook? When I have photographer’s block, I enjoy perusing the internet for inspirational images. I challenge myself to try to figure out and define how the images were captured – […]

Defining Simplicity With Composition Techniques

You’ll often hear people using the term simplicity or simple or even clean when they talk about composition, but what does that mean exactly? The best way to explain it is to refer to it as uncluttered. If you take a portrait of someone they may look beautiful and your focus on them might be […]

5 Simple Tips for Pet Photography

Pet owners often love taking photos of their furry friends just as much as anything else. I currently own a cat and a dog and I enjoy capturing both of them with my camera. My cat is very nervous and is not often in many pictures but my Beagle is outgoing (that’s an understatement), and […]