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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 […]

Review – Lowepro Fastpack 350

I have been doing a LOT of research on the right camera/laptop gear bag or backpack, suitable for my personal application and amount of gear. I spent, no joke, at least three weeks perusing different options and product websites. I finally decided upon the Lowepro Fastpack 350. This backpack-style camera and laptop case has all […]

Your May Photo Challenge Contributions

The May 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “portrait”, and the Challenge Technique is “black and white”. The challenge runs all month long, so there’s still plenty of time to share your shots! All of your efforts are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you so much for your participation. Here are some of the contributions […]

Tips for Group Portraits

If you’ve ever felt pleased with your portrait sessions you might be discouraged by how different it is when you’re shooting a group portrait. It’s much easier to direct one or two people than it is with a larger group. More than once I’ve taken group photos (I’m especially fond of doing this at Christmas […]

What to Look For in a Laptop

I am currently in the market for a new laptop computer. If you read the Upcoming and Elsewhere entry that I posted on the 13th, you’ll have noticed that I listed a LOT of software that I will be reviewing and posting tutorials. That’s more than my current laptop can handle… plus, it only has […]

Fun photo technique – Zooming!

Although Tiffany has already challenged you to a Straight Out Of Camera theme this weekend, I wanted to introduce you to a fun, admittedly silly little photo technique that you might want to try over the weekend as well. The technique involves zooming in, only instead of the traditional method – which involves zooming in, […]

SOOC Challenge

This weekend I challenge you to share your “straight out of camera”, or “SOOC” shots. Sometimes we all need a little motivation to get back down to basics. We sometimes tend to allow our post-processing skills make up for less than perfect shots. We think, “Well, the exposure isn’t quite right, but I’ll fix that […]