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11 Tips For Taking Cozy Campfire Pictures

Although the official start of summer is months away, many of us are already dreaming up fun outdoor adventures. Camping is often synonymous with summer, and one of my favorite things to capture while camping is sitting around the campfire–roasting s’mores, singing songs, reading stories, talking and laughing. Taking pictures of a campfire scene, though, can be tricky. Keep these …

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My Favorite Little Tricks for Reducing Noise in Night Photos

I recently had a client order a very large 7’ (2.1 meter) print of a night photo I took in Iceland.  The project really tested my post-processing skills because making a very large print of a high ISO photo is difficult to do without noise ruining the shot. I want to share with you a few techniques I’ve learned that …

How to Photograph a Wedding in Low Light

One of the first things I do when I book a wedding client is make sure that we have a chance to discuss their wedding day timeline together. I know that I can help my couples have the best pictures possible simply by using my experience and knowledge of light to help them plan out the timing of their day. …

11 Essential Tips for Shooting a Night Landscape

Generally speaking, after the sun goes down, most photographers pack up their gear and head inside. After all, the good light has passed and it’s time to relax after a long day. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of doing this very thing on many occasions, as the lure of the comfortable couch or easy chair is quite enticing as the daylight …

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Night Photography Tips [IP37]

In this week’s episode we talk about night photography and share tons of night photography tips. Tip #1: Use a solid tripod. Any little bit of wind during a long exposure can make photos extremely blurry when doing a long exposure. Tip #2: When light painting, think about the hardness and softness of the light you create. The larger the …

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7 Essential Tips for Photographing the Moon

I spent last weekend in a planetarium enjoying the night sky through an incredibly powerful telescope.  My kids had never stayed up so late in their lives, so I regretted the decision later, but it has me thinking about night photography.  Consequently, I wanted to share with you a few tips I’ve learned over the years as I have shot …