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]

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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 …

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How to Photograph the Aurora Borealis (Made Easy!)

The Aurora Borealis (commonly known as the Northern Lights) are streaks of light dancing across the sky. They are breathtaking and look so hard to photograph! Looking at photos of the Aurora Borealis, you might think: “The photographer must have a really awesome camera to take those photos, and must live in a northern cold climate, and stand outside in …

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How to Tell a Story With Your Fireworks

Many of us tried to take some photos last week of the Independence Day fireworks and test our skills as photographers. But how many of us attempted to share a story through our photos at the same time? For the 4th of July, I was in Washington State and this is my story about fireworks and how I resurrected my …