Photography Tips and Tricks

Beginner Photography Class Day 4: Understanding Exposure

They say the color of your eyes determines your eye’s sensitivity to light. Light colored eyes are more sensitive than dark. My mom and I have blue eyes. We always wear sunglasses outside. We struggle to see without them. And prolonged exposure to bright light without glasses usually gives us a headache. My husband, on […]

Beginner Photography Class Day 3: Understanding ISO

Over the past two days, we’ve discussed two important functions of your camera – aperture and shutter speed. These two things work together with your ISO to balance the right amount of light needed to create a well-exposed photograph. ISO controls your camera’s sensitivity to light. When you increase your sensor’s sensitivity to light, you […]

Beginner Photography Class Day 2: Understanding Shutter Speed

Yesterday, we learned all about aperture and f-stops and how adjusting your aperture let’s you control the amount of light you let into your camera and how much of your photograph is in sharp focus. Today, let’s talk about SHUTTER SPEED. The shutter on your camera opens to begin an exposure and closes to end […]

Beginner Photography Class Day 1: Understand Camera Aperture

The purpose of this class is to boil down once-complicated concepts into something a beginner can understand. The best way I can think to understand camera APERTURE is to think about a pirate’s eye-patch. I read somewhere that pirates wear eye-patches not because they lost or injured an eye in a fight. But because they’re […]

Cool Photoshop Trick: Making a Small Portion of the Photo in Focus

Cool Photoshop Trick: Making a Small Portion of the Photo in Focus

Part of the fun of photography is playing around with your images. This Photoshop trick "shrinks" your images by focusing on a small portion...

A Quick Fix: How to Apply Make-Up in Photoshop

A Quick Fix: How to Apply Make-Up in Photoshop

Use this two-minute fix in Photoshop to apply make-up to your model for a more attractive, saleable photo.

The Downside of Stock Photography

Like everything in life, there's a downside to stock photography. Here's some advice on how to handle a tricky situation...

How to Use the Latest Color Trends in Photos to Set them Apart

How to Use the Latest Color Trends in Photos to Set them Apart

Following the latest color trends in your photos can help you make more sales. Designer Lori Haller shows how she's using the upcoming season's top colors...

Hot Selling Stock Photo Theme: Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are a hot selling stock photo theme right now. Here are some tips on making the best of your boomer shots...

Top Five Elements of a Saleable Photograph

Top Five Elements of a Saleable Photograph

Chances are you already have salable shots on your computer. To help decide those you might submit as stock, here are five elements of a saleable photograph...

Stock Photo Rejection: Three Tips for Dealing with it

Stock Photo Rejection: Three Tips for Dealing with it

Rejection is a part of the photographer's life. But don't let it beat you. Here are some tips to deal with stock photo rejection...

Your Unique Access: Take Photos of What You Know

“Come on... get up, get up,” nagged the little voice in my head. Our sleeping bags surrounded us in warmth, but it was past sunrise, and time was ticking. I knew the sunlight on the lake was going to get intense -- fast. So we ripped ourselves from our cocoons, pulled on our frigid clothes, […]

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