10 Photography Portfolio Website Tips from a Web Designer

Am I a hypocrite? Yes. My photography portfolio is completely out-of-date; however, I think I have some good tips to share on creating a photography portfolio website because I worked for two years running a website design firm.  I have built quite a few photography portfolio sites in my day, and I’ve learned what works. Photography Site Tip #1: Before …

15 Creative Photography Project Ideas to Get You Shooting

You have all undoubtedly heard of the 365 project.  The project encourages photographers to get out and take one picture every single day, and then to post that photo online.  It is a fantastic way to improve your shooting skills; HOWEVER, I have seen so many 365 projects lately that I am beginning to wonder whether so many photographers are …

15 Tips For Stunning Black and White Photography

This post is in response to a question from Matthew Tapley, who is interested in learning how to improve his black and white photography skills.  I hope this article has information that is valuable enough to you that you’d consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. Black and White Photography Tip #1: Shoot in RAW.  Many times when I shoot for …

An Introduction to Fill-Flash for Photography

As soon as a new photographer gets her hands on a Canon 580EXII or a Nikon SB-700, they inevitably want to use it ALL THE TIME… including when shooting on the beach in the middle of the day.  Most photographers get frustrated when using fill-flash for the first time, but you really only need to know a few key things …

A Photographer’s Secret Weapon for Macro Photography

Here in my town in Naples, Florida, I teach a beginning photography class every Monday.  I split the class up into 6 different photography subjects (wildlife, action, portraits, etc) so each class has one theme.  This week’s class was macro photography.  I am always a bit apprehensive about teaching the macro photography class because I know many of the students …

A Creative Tip for Finding New Photography Locations

Sometimes it can be difficult and disappointing when you have a free morning to go shoot photography, but you can’t think of anywhere new to shoot.  I run into that problem all the time, but I thought of a fun way for photographers to find new places to shoot. If you haven’t heard of geocaching before, it is a world-wide …