Flickr SEO: 6 Tips for getting on Flickr’s Explore Page

One question I frequently get from Flickr photographers is how to get on the coveted “Explore” page more often.  Flickr is an extremely popular photo-sharing website that allows photographers to socially connect with other users and view their photos.  Every day, the “Explore” page is updated with the most popular photos on Flickr based on how many people view the …

10 Tips for Beautiful Sunset Portrait Photography

Since I live only a few minutes away from the beach, many of my portrait photography clients want their photo taken on the beach.  In response to a a question from one of the students in my online photography class, I wrote this list of 10 tips for sunset portrait photography. Sunset Portrait Tip #1: Use off-camera flash if you …

Teleconverters and autofocus: What every wildlife photographer should know

I received the following question via email and thought I should write a post here on ImprovePhotography.com to answer the question for the world.  Here’s the question: “I’m looking at buying a teleconverter for my Canon 100-400mm L f/4-5.6 IS lens but I am having difficulty determining if the1.4x or 2.0x teleconverter will still allow for autofocus with this lens. …

My Journey Into Stock Photography

I’m starting to dabble in stock photography.  I’m not any good at it yet, but it sounds challenging and fun.  I’ll be writing a series of articles on stock photography on this section of the website as I learn more about the world of stock. Stock photography is where photographers sell their images to people for use in advertisements, pamphlets, …

Review of LensRentals.com

There are now several companies dedicated to renting lenses and other photography gear to photographers.  Borrowlenses.com, LensProToGo.com, Lensrentals.com, etc.  These companies charge you a fee for you to rent a lens for a few days or weeks and ship the lens right to your door.  When you’re done with the lens, you ship it back to them and pay the …

Step-by-step guide to planning a creative shoot

Creativity is a complex concept.  It involves making something new and out-of-the-ordinary.  It means avoiding the expected and typical.  With this in mind, many photographers attempt to take creative photographs by creating absolutely insane and ridiculous scenes and then snapping a picture of it.  I’m always amazed when I look at the top-voted pictures on flickr each day.  Some of …