Photography Tips and Tricks

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, […]

Why I love stock photography

The longer your photos are on stock sites, the more money you can make. And, one of the reasons why I really like stock photography is that anyone can do this.

Photo Course Day Four: How to Be Photogenic

Photo Course Day Four: How to Be Photogenic

How to be photogenic -- and encourage your model to be more natural -- by avoiding these common pitfalls of portrait photography...

Photo Course Day Three: The Key to Taking Flawless Photos

Photo Course Day Three: The Key to Taking Flawless Photos

Taking flawless photos hugely improves your chances of a sale. Here's how to give your model a flawless complexion using just a piece of cardboard.

Photo Course Day Two: How to Make the Background Blurry in Photos

Photo Course Day Two: How to Make the Background Blurry in Photos

Reducing distraction in the background of your photo can make a huge difference. Here's how to make the background blurry in your photos in one easy step.

Photo Course Day One: How to Create Better Photographs

Photo Course Day One: How to Create Better Photographs

“Follow me into the back alley.” That’s what I say when someone asks me to take his or her photo. Why?  Just take a look at these two photos. The first one was taken in direct sunlight. The second was taken in the shade in an alley behind my home in Portland. See how much […]

High-Risk Photography Tips: Shoot First, Think Later

High-Risk Photography Tips: Shoot First, Think Later

The best photo opportunities can occur in an instant and when you least expect them. Here are some photography tips on how to be ready to pounce on them with your camera.

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