4 Keys to Enjoying Shooting in Cold Weather

4 Keys to Enjoying Shooting in Cold Weather
Whether I’m shooting in my backyard or enjoying an epic location over the Christmas holidays, it’s usually a struggle for me to get outside and take great pictures in the cold if I don’t have four things in place to keep me motivated. With these four factors, I have the motivation to shoot almost anywhere, at almost... Read More »

Christmas Tip: Blurry Background Christmas Lights

Christmas Tip: Blurry Background Christmas Lights
It’s been a while since I’ve posted something! Been too busy wrapping Christmas presents, decorating Christmas cookies, putting up Christmas lights, practicing special music . . . and celebrating the birth of Christ on Christmas Day itself! When I’m busy I don’t take many pictures. And if I don’t take pictures, then... Read More »

An Illustration of Trust

An Illustration of Trust
As I was reading through Isaiah not too long ago, I came across this verse that seemed to put this entire past year into perspective: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my... Read More »

Dealing with Fears in Photography

Dealing with Fears in Photography
Are you a shy photographer? Are there certain subjects you just don’t like to take pictures of? Do you naturally shy away from taking pictures of people (like I tend to do)? Are you petrified at the thought of someone critiquing your pictures? Are you a perfectionist in editing your pictures because you’re afraid of... Read More »

How to Get Your Nature Shots Used

How to Get Your Nature Shots Used
Nature photography can be an enjoyable hobby, but can nature pictures really be used for anything? As a landscape photographer, this is a question I ponder often. I spend a lot of time getting just the perfect picture for my own personal enjoyment, but is that picture really worth anything more? Can genres... Read More »

Do You Know How to Use Exposure Compensation?

Do You Know How to Use Exposure Compensation?
I consider Exposure Compensation to be one of the 10 most important controls on your camera. Do you know what it is and how to use it? In Lesson 2.6 of the Basic DSLR Photography Course, I talk all about it! If you’re a PRO Member, click here to view the lesson immediately! If you’re not a Lenspiration Community PRO... Read More »

How to Back Up Your Pictures

Have you ever lost pictures due to hard drive failure? Do you have a backup system in place just in case? Is online storage a good backup option? There’s been a super helpful thread going on over on the General Photography Forum called Online Storage Options that I thought would be great to share here on the blog.... Read More »

5 Tips For Shooting Before or After Peak Color

5 Tips For Shooting Before or After Peak Color
The autumn foliage is just about gone where I’m from here in West Virginia, but there is still plenty of color to shoot . . . especially if you keep the following tips in mind. The autumn foliage doesn’t have to be peak to get awesome pictures. 1. Shoot Reflections for Increased Saturation On the way to church on a... Read More »

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