The 11 Cutest Props for Baby Photography

sleeping baby with teddy bear

One of the most exciting parts of baby photography is not just the cute, adorable subject, but the fun and creativity involved with every photo session. Each photo shoot is a whole new experience when tailored specifically to the baby’s (and the parents’) personalities. Whether shooting outdoors in a beautiful community park or indoors in CONTINUE

The 21 Best “Do It Today” Photo Ideas

This is a 360 degree shot stitched together to make a small world.

Photo Projects 1. Create a Cinemagraph (Animated GIFs) All of us have seen Harry Potter and those mystical photos where people are moving in the frames. Have you ever wondered how you could do that yourself with your own photos? With the right idea, you could easily put this together and have a very creative animated CONTINUE

All About Post Processing [IP39]


In this week’s episode we talk all about Post Processing. Join Jim and Dustin for Dustin’s final episode on the Improve Photography Podcast. [1:34] Input devices for photo editing: Do you recommend anything in particular (wireless mouse, trackpad, digital pad and pen, etc)? Dustin uses the Wacom tablet. It’s very responsive. His second choice would CONTINUE


9 Fool-Proof Ways to Win a Photo Contest

Rule of Thirds

Photo contests offer many valuable benefits to photographers. They give us an opportunity to examine ourselves and our work, gain exposure, and ultimately push us to become better photographers. Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Photo contests also offer a means for expanding our creativity and stepping outside the box a CONTINUE

Legal Issues for Photographers [IP38]


In this week’s episode we talk about legal issues that photographers often deal with. Jim interviews Carolyn E. Wright, an attorney from the Photo Attorney blog who specializes in the legal needs of photographers. Remember – Improve Photography is NOT your attorney. We’re simply giving legal information and we are NOT offering legal advice. When CONTINUE