Photoshop Tips for Outdoor Photographers: The Easy Way to Replace the Sky
It is pure kismet when the sky matches the beauty of the scene and you there, ready to capture the moment, with just the right gear in hand. For everything else there is Photoshop. Replacing a dull sky — or an uneven sky, or a…
5 Ways Your Social Media Efforts Are Failing
Watching that social media follower count is like fast-forwarding your favorite Netflix series just to watch the credits — ineffective, and a complete waste of time. Most businesses get the importance of being active on social media, but few know what’s really important when it…
6 Secrets to Scoring Big at Photography Competitions
Photography competitions put your images in front of a group of highly skilled photography experts — and offer more than just the possibility for an award. But how do you submit images that stand out among thousands of other excellent photographs? Newborn and portrait photographer…
12 inspiring books on creativity, leadership, and finances to add to your summer reading list
If the warming temperatures and longer days aren’t enough to rekindle your creative spark, adding a few books on creativity, entrepreneurship, and finances could waken that creative drive. From managing finances to building leadership skills, the right book can help heighten creative prowess or find…
What Makes Beautiful Photography? Behind the Images that have Stood the Test of Time
From the photos that required several steps and chemical baths to the instant images from pocketable iphones and Android smartphones to powerful hdr cameras, the process behind the photograph has changed. But while the process has changed, the factors that make beautiful photography have not….
7 New Wedding & Portrait Photography Trends for 2019
If there’s a single physical place to go to uncover the year’s portrait photography and wedding photography trends, it’s WPPI. The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference takes over Las Vegas at the end of February, bringing photographers from budding new professionals to well-known creatives together in one place….
Choosing The Best DSLR Camera For Beginners
Perhaps you clicked on this headline eager for the answer that’s been plaguing you since you decided to step up your point-and-shoot camera for a DSLR camera. What camera should I buy? What’s the best beginner DSLR camera? And we could comb through all the options…
How to Create Authentic Lifestyle Family Portraits
Learn how Elena S. Blair built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments.
Bokeh Effect Tutorial: How To Capture Photographs With “That Blurry Effect”
That background blur effect you see in photographs? You know, the one where the background is smooth blobs and the subject is in sharp focus? That’s aesthetic quality is called bokeh effect. More specifically, bokeh is the photography term used to define out of focus light sources…
5 Ways Modern Photographers Can Find Inspiration in Classic Art
Photography’s 200 year history is brief compared to the vast and varied past of other mediums such as painting and sculpture. Yet many of the techniques photographers use now came from before the first camera was invented, from Rembrandt lighting to compositional “rules.” The ties…
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