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Ancestors

I’m currently kind of obsessed with researching my ancestors. I signed up for a trial membership with one of the popular ancestry research websites and have been sifting through the clues I find there. I’ve gone as far as the great-grandparent stage of my maternal grandmother’s side of the family, but my grandfather’s side remains […]

Earn Money With Digital Photography – Promote Your Skills

Congratulations! You’re ready to take the next step with your digital photography, and start earning some money with it! There are two avenues you can pursue – you can sell the photographs that you take, or you can provide your photography skills as a service to other people. Either way you go, earning money with […]

Curing Photographer’s Block

Writers aren’t the only folks who suffer from a “block” on occasion. It happens to photographers, too. There are times when we pick up the camera but aren’t inspired to shoot. We know we want the satisfaction of clicking shutters and full memory cards, but we’re just not feeling it at the moment. Here are […]

Composition Tips – Simplicity

When composing a powerful or memorable photograph, keeping things simple often accomplishes the highest impact. The viewer can identify the subject of the photograph more easily, and appreciate its qualities. A photograph that is composed with simplicity in mind will often draw the viewer’s attention and emotion in a more significant way than a shot […]

Gaining, and Keeping, Your Confidence

I’m betting I’m not the only photographer out there who thought they were pretty good, until they saw a photograph taken by someone else that just blew them away, and they thought, “I’ll never be as good as that.” Am I right? Show of hands. It happens to me all the time. And it can […]

Tips for Focusing in the Dark

Taking a long exposure picture in dark conditions can be a challenge, because the camera’s auto-focus capabilities find it difficult to “see” a point of focus. Manual focus can be hard, too, because you can’t see what you’re trying to focus on through the viewfinder! In keeping with this month’s “long exposure” challenge, here are […]

Taking Pictures in Public

Last weekend I went to our area Farmer’s Market. As is my habit, I took my camera along with me. There’s just something about the rows of baskets and piles of produce that make me want to capture the color and just plain goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. A couple of times I got […]

Food Photography

I have a love that competes with my passion for photography. That love is for food. Actually, my cooking hobby came first – I have a vast collection of cookbooks, a website full of my Grandmother’s recipes (and my own creations), and I’m always messing around with something in the kitchen (and I must say, […]

Review: Photo Recipes Live

I recently purchased Photo Recipes Live: Behind the Scenes: Your Guide to Today’s Most Popular Lighting Techniques, the DVD/workbook combo by Scott Kelby. This product goes into detail about how the photographs were achieved in “Photo Recipes That Help You Get “The Shot”” – the final chapter of each of Kelby’s three Digital Photography Volumes. […]

Three Things I Wish I Knew Then

Sherry (who writes for PhotoBlog) and I were talking a couple of weeks ago about the things that we wished we knew, or that someone had told us, about photography when we first got started. Those tips or pieces of advice that would have helped us to avoid confusion or mistakes when we were first […]