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Five Tips for Great City Shots

This month’s photo challenge subject is “city”. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to post a handful of tips on how to get some great city shots. One – The rules of natural light still apply. Though tall buildings may cast shadows and provide shade during midday, the light still ends […]

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 […]

Caring for memory cards

We spend a lot of time worrying and thinking about the type of camera we want to buy: Do we want a point and shoot or are we ready to step into the dSLR world? What brand? Which model? Once we narrow it down it’s time to think about lenses. There’s a lot to consider. […]

Taking pictures on Mother’s Day

I thought it was a perfect example of serendipity that Tiffany posted yesterday about photographing the minutae because today I wanted to talk about bringing out your camera for Mother’s Day – not because Mother’s Day is minutae, so to speak, but because it’s a day where it’s nice to capture some memories. Not everyone […]

Change your perspective!

If you’ve ever taken some photos only to find them decent but lackluster when you get them open in Photoshop you’re not alone. It’s happened to me a lot where I come home with 100 pictures on my memory card and there might be some nice snapshots but nothing that really screams “show me to […]

Three tips for making your subjects smile

Taking portraits can be a lot of fun but there’s one little snag that people can often run into. It’s hard to get your subject to smile in a way that looks natural. While a highly exaggerated smile can be hilarious, it might not be quite the natural look that you were going for. Luckily […]

Taking photos in the rain

It’s a rainy weekend up here in my neck of the woods. It’s the kind of weather that makes me want to brew a nice hot cup of tea and bury myself in a blanket on the couch with a good book because not only is it wet outside, it’s also really damp. However, when […]

Tips for photographing children

I’ve always liked taking photos but what really got me using a camera on a highly obsessive level was when I had kids. While I love to photograph a wide variety of things, my kids are still my favorite subjects to line up in my viewfinder. Here are some basic tips for photographing children – […]

Five more wildlife photography tips

Back in March I wrote a post giving you some basic wildlife photography tips. Hopefully those helped you out a bit if you were looking to explore the joys of shooting wild animals – shooting them with your lens that is! Since it’s a form of photography that many people are curious about I thought […]