Product Photography: 1 Product, 3 Styles

Lately my brother is into making beer, and he’s getting pretty good at it. My favorite so far is his brown ale and I welcome it anytime I can get it. Recently he gave me several new bottles (this time an IPA) and I decided to take on a little self challenge. I set up […]

The Secret To Better Photos? Train Your Eye

Everyone’s heard, you must have professional photos for everything. And they need to be brand consistent. Even if you don’t have products, you still need images that draw your followers and customers in. But I’m willing to bet you aren’t jumping out of your desk chair to set up the shoot and get that happening. […]

Find Your Style

Style is  something a lot of photographers, and maybe a lot of creatives talk about. Style is a positive thing, something to attain, something to have. At least it seems so. I don’t think it’s something to have, it’s something you are. Something you can avoid, but it’s obvious when you do.    Last week another […]

We Have To Talk About White Balance

I never wanted to ever write a post like this. I’m not a nit picky technical shooter. Everyone has their reasons for why they shot something and for how they shot it, and I like to respect that. White balance always made me nervous because it seems such a technical thing. But while researching and […]

Photography Processing for Neon Grass

It’s that time of year. Most people think nature is taking a beautiful turn. I think it is at least. Trees are budding, early flowers are starting to show, and grass is waking back up. Unfortunately for photographers we are plagued with the color of the new grass. It’s often neon and frustrating to get the […]

Conquer Your Self-Critique (Free Guide and Rubric)

Did you know you can critique yourself with an objective eye. You can determine where you need improvement and where you shine. You can decide if your own work is a great fit for that contest or portfolio. You can choose between two different versions of your photo yourself, without turning to that facebook group […]

Shooting Indoor Light: A Creativity Exercise

Since it’s winter for most of us, except you luckies who live in really warm climates or enjoying summer weather, I wanted to talk a little about shooting indoor light, both natural and artificial.   So, indoor light. It may seem like there’s not much too it, but I want you to do something this […]

That 1 Click Fix . . . 7 Things You Need to Know

I’ve seen it, so you’ve probably seen it. Get this preset or action and with one click, get gorgeous photos! Maybe it’s not advertised so drastically but it’s what pops into my mind. Maybe because I thought when I purchased presets and actions that is what they would do. Maybe I’m just naive. I would […]

5 Tips for Capturing A Day in the Life: December

As I entered my last day in the life series for 2016, I started thinking how my shooting changed through the year. It’s such a great creative exercise that I encourage anyone to try it, even if only once. And I wanted to leave you with a few tips too. You don’t have to shoot […]