Best Focal Length for Portraits

One of the most important things to consider when shooting portraits is selecting a lens with an appropriate focal length. Changing the focal length can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of an image, so we’ll sort through some of the nuances in this article to help you decide which lens will work best for your situation. …

Makeup for Photoshoots: The Definitive Guide

Whether you shoot families, weddings or models, you will have an advantage as a photographer if you know how to apply makeup well for the subjects in your photoshoots. Even if you work with a makeup artist, as the photographer, you are ultimately responsible for the overall look in your images, so you need to be aware of how makeup …

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10 Cute Clothing Ideas For Family Pictures on the Beach

Dressing for family photos can always pose many questions, but dressing for family photos on the beach adds an extra layer of uncertainty. Outfit choices should compliment the natural setting as well as be comfortable and authentic for the family. Here are 10 cute clothing ideas for dressing a family for pictures on the beach. Nothing Beats All white on …

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14 Helpful Photography Tips for Moms

Do your kids refer to you as “mamarazzi?” Are you always carrying your camera around and taking endless photos of your children? If you answered yes, then these 15 photography tips are for you! Tip #1: Vary your point-of-view. This is probably the single most important tip I can give moms.  Browse through a batch of recent photos on your …

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8 Creative Ways to Pose Large Groups of 10+

If you haven’t already read Jim’s article on “10 Fool-Proof Posing Tips for Group Portraits,” head on over there for some group posing basics. Now that you’ve got those tips fresh in your head, we can look at applying them to capturing creative poses for large groups of 10+ people. I promise it only appears daunting – in reality, working …

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8 Tips For Getting Professional Indoor Photos Every Time

Shooting indoor photography can become a chore when you don’t know what you are doing. Lucky for you, that’s where we come in to help! 1) Understand your camera as much as you can! Get to know it like that girl/guy you wish you talked to more often from your English class. With that said, know your camera’s ISO limits; …