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Kiss Me, I’m Irish!

I really am. Well, part Irish. My great-great-great grandparents on my mother’s side came from the Emerald Isle. Nowadays, though, you don’t have to be Catholic or Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. So wave your shamrocks with pride and celebrate the beauty that is Ireland. Also, you don’t really have to kiss me. An […]

A Brief HDR Tutorial

“HDR” stands for High Dynamic Range imaging. The definition from Wikipedia is, “a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the wide range […]

Six Tips for Photographing Wildflowers

Spring is just around the corner (well, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – our friends in Australia will be coming up on wintertime in a couple of months!). With spring comes wildflowers. I live in the desert of Arizona and we’re about to reach our peak wildflower season. Here are some tips […]

Five Tips for Better Portraits

Portrait photography is not only a highly popular genre for professional photographers; it’s also a nearly unavoidable subject for photographers of every skill. Any time you compose a picture with a person as the subject, you’re taking a portrait. As the world of photography continues to develop, we strive to take portrait pictures that capture […]

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 […]

March Photo Challenge

Another month, another 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 […]

Photography Publications for 2010

“Exposure Digital Field Guide” was published in November 2009. This book is precisely what it says, a field guide that can fit in your camera bag and gives you great tips on correctly exposing your picture in a variety of situations. “Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography” was newly published on February 23rd, 2010. This updated […]

Charity Photography

In addition to giving time and money to your preferred charity, your skills as a photographer are also in high demand. Opportunities to help are everywhere. Here are some suggestions for using your photographic skills for charitable works. 1. Contact your local charities. Ask if they have a need for a photographer – they often […]

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 […]

Rescuing Grainy Film Photos

I made the complete switch from film photography to digital photography somewhere around 2003 or 2004. So you can imagine my surprise when, while recently digging through some old bags I had stuffed in the back of my closet, I came across several rolls of undeveloped film. I took them to my local one-hour developer […]