||Basic Techniques

Tips for Sharp Photography with Poor Eyesight – Even with Glasses!

By |2019-02-10T17:42:15+00:00February 13th, 2019|Basic Photography, Basic Techniques|

A reader recently mentioned that she's not happy with her photos, and she wasn't sure whether their quality was due to poor eyesight or poor technique. She said her camera display is too small for her to check how good her photos are. This is especially challenging when checking focus!  Lucky for her, there are a few [...]

Lighting for Photography at Home: A Stupid Simple Trick

By |2019-01-20T15:33:20+00:00January 24th, 2019|Basic Photography, Basic Techniques|

When you are arranging your lighting for photography at home, this is the tip that blows every non-photographer's mind. And it blows the minds of a few photographers, too! We celebrated a birthday last week. It's winter, the sun sets early, and the lighting stinks when it's time to get a photo of the birthday girl blowing [...]

How To Set Up a New Camera: 5 Settings to Change for Big Results

By |2018-02-16T09:24:18+00:00February 13th, 2018|Basic Photography, Basic Techniques|

There's not much more exciting in life than unpacking that shiny new camera and taking your first photos with it! As tempting as it might be to start shooting right away, there are a few settings you should change before taking the first shot. What happens if you don't set up your camera properly? You're likely [...]

Moon Photography Tips and the Secret to Making it Look Larger

By |2017-09-13T16:29:10+00:00September 13th, 2017|Basic Techniques, Photo Editing|

Have you ever noticed that a gorgeous moon that looks stunning on the horizon looks tiny and unimpressive in your photos of it? Taking pictures of the moon is something most of us want to do at some point or another, and it's something that leaves most of us feeling disappointed. The reason this happens is [...]