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A creative life through a photo lens

Taking awesome photos of your family and friends can be super easy.  Let me teach you how!

Check out my recent tutorials below

What is Shutter Speed

What is shutter speed, how does shutter speed affect your photos, and what shutter speed settings should you use? This article explains all that with inforgraphics and pictures to help you understand shutter speed.

What Is Aperture

There are many fancy camera terms out there and Aperture seems to be the word that freaks people out the most.  Have no fear I will explain what Aperture is, show you with pictures how aperture will affect your photos, and show you how to choose the right settings....

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...

Make Your Own Holiday Cards

With the holiday season fast approaching I wanted to show you how you can save some money by making your own holiday cards with free online software.  Using those online card sites can get quite pricey and sometimes we wait to long to actually use...

Understanding Nikon DSLR Camera Modes

Are you confused by all the different shooting modes of your camera?  If you are, you’re in the right place. This article will explain every camera mode on your DSLR dial.  I will wrap it all up in a neat bow at the end with a printable cheat sheet to make...

How to Get a Blurry Background

So you want to learn how to get those dreamy, blurred background photos right?  I can tell you exactly what you need to do including what settings to use. The blurred background, or bokeh, photos are incredibly easy to achieve once you know how.  The tricky...

Download 4 of the 10 DSLR Cheat Sheets included in beginner photography course to make taking great photos easy!

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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