How to Feel Miserable as a Photographer

Let's face it! We all at one point or another feel miserable about our photography. Have these thoughts ever gone through your head? - I am actually getting worse. - I should just quit. - I am NEVER going to be "good". - My images will never look like "so and so". - Look at "so and so", she started after me and is already so much better than me. If we are being honest, I have had every single one of those thoughts. It is really easy to get down on yourself and your work. Especially ...continue reading

How to Feel Miserable as a Photographer

I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest-February 2012

I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest-February 2012

Remember that post where I talked about befriending your competition? This is another photographer friend, Jana of Jana White Photography, who we exchanged services. She took some fantastic family shots for me when my parents were in town. I was finally able to repay the favor a few weeks ago. They are such a beautiful couple and a joy to photograph!! In order to be eligible to win, please read the list below. -Only one photo in the entry post. -Our button (not just a link) must ...continue reading

Critique Me-Emily at Scattered Horizons

Critique Me-Emily at Scattered Horizons

Remember: -Read How to Critique a Photo -Make a critique sandwich - something positive, something you would have done differently, something positive -My rule: no improvement tip = deleted comment -This will benefit the person leaving the critique just as much if not more than the person receiving the critique. Thank you to Emily at Scattered Horizons for submitting the following image. Settings: ISO 200, SS 1/1250, f/7.1 (SOOC) ...continue reading

What is Something You Wish Someone Had Told You When You Started Learning About Photography?

What is Something You Wish Someone Had Told You When You Started Learning About Photography?

Every month I am going to ask a question on Facebook and share your answers here! You guys have such great insight and information! Here are a few of the answers. What is something you wish someone had told you when you started learning about photography? That it was going to take a lot longer than I expected it should to learn all the concepts!!! -Andrea Fuller-Tate That you're able to change the focus point! I didn't figure it out for a looong time! -Hope Turcotte To trash the ...continue reading

Everything You Want to Know About Camera Lenses: Part 1-Understanding the Writing on the Lens

Everything You Want to Know About Camera Lenses: Part 1-Understanding the Writing on the Lens

When my love for photography first began, shopping for a new lens was somewhat intimidating. There were so many numbers! I had no idea how to decipher it all.  So, today's post will dig a little deeper into lens jargon. You'll probably learn more than you care to know about everything written on the exterior of a lens. Keep in mind when reading that some manufacturers include more information than others, and even some series of lenses within the same manufacturer may have more or less ...continue reading