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How To Set ISO

How To Set ISO

You have this fancy DSLR camera but you are still a little unsure on how all the settings affect your photos.  ISO can be one of those camera settings that can be very confusing to beginner photographers. But don’t fret, once you figure out what ISO is and how simple...

January Photography Technique Challenge

January Photography Technique Challenge

The January topic for the photography technique challenge is the f-stop challenge. For the month of January, I want you to choose an f-stop (aperture number) and stick with it all month. Shoot everything with that f-stop! You can choose to shoot wide open (low f-stop)...

Monthly Photography Technique Challenge

Monthly Photography Technique Challenge

The New Year means resolutions and plans for growth. Growing our photography skills requires just as much attention and planning as do fitness and money goals. A lot of us try to take on photography projects that are time-based, such as a 365 project or a weekly photo...

How To Pick a Camera Lens

How To Pick a Camera Lens

Have you have had your DSLR for a while and realized that the kit lenses that came with your camera are just not allowing you to get the pictures that you want? Or maybe you are going on vacation and want to minimize the amount of gear you are traveling with. ...

Creative Series: Snowy Night

Creative Series: Snowy Night

Today I am starting a new creative series of articles to help inspire and push your creativity (It will hopefully get me out of a rut as well!).  Every now and again I will pop in to share a shoot I have done and explain how I got the photos. I hope you will join...

How to Photograph Christmas Lights

How to Photograph Christmas Lights

It's that time of year and we all want to get great pictures of our indoor Christmas decorations, especially the beautifully decorated Christmas tree.  Photographing anything indoors presents its own challenge, but photographing a lit Christmas tree is especially...

How I can Help

Want to learn how to get those blurred background portraits?  Want to learn how to take awesome sports photos of your kids?  Want to learn how to take night time sparkler photos?  Check out my Beginner DSLR Photography Course designed to get you off Auto mode and into Manual mode.

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