Tips For Shooting at Night

I’m as diligent a photographer as they come… as far as taking pictures is concerned. It’s the printing, sorting, and cataloging of photos (all the incredibly time consuming tasks) that I struggle with. I am a horrible procrastinator when it comes to placing prints in photo albums and going through stacks of shots to find ones that are frameworthy. Which is why it is only now that I’m writing this blog on capturing night scenes. A few days ago I finally got around to printing the photos I took during our family’s trip to the Botanical Garden’s Holiday Festival of … Continue reading

More Ways You Can Protect Your Camera While on Vacation

In my previous blog I listed ways you could protect your camera while vacationing in a place with frigid temperatures. This blog is tailored to help those of you who are planning to take your camera to a tropical location. While the weather might be pleasant other elements could prove detrimental to your camera—-if you are not prepared. Before you head off on your island getaway consider purchasing a lens adapter and a skylight filter. Each provides added protection from the elements for both the lens barrel and the lens itself. Also, you’ll want to make sure your camera bag … Continue reading

Photography Month in Review—-February

What a month it has been. I spent the majority of February in Hawaii visiting with my ailing grandma. Naturally, I brought my camera along. Only I didn’t bring my computer, which made it hard for me to write as many blogs I am normally do. So what would be the Photography Week in Review is now (just for this entry) the Photography Month in Review. If you missed any of the exciting items covered this month now is your chance to get caught up. Photo Challenges. Can you recall your most challenging photo shoot? One of my most memorable … Continue reading

More Tips for Winter Photo Shoots

If you live anywhere near the Upper Midwest portion of the United States then I’m sure you would agree that Old Man Winter has hung around long enough. During the last four months we have been hammered with snowstorm after snowstorm; endured brutal wind chills and chipped off more layers of ice than most Alaskans do in a lifetime. Still, there are times when I have peered out my bedroom window and wished I was hearty enough to brave the elements in order to capture some frameworthy winter scenes. Alas, I have not made good on my New Year’s resolution … Continue reading

Photography Week in Review for December 31, 2007-January 5, 2008

If you were too busy recovering from your New Year’s celebration to get your daily dose of the Photography Blog now is your chance to catch up. This week I completed my series on eBay photography. Have you ever tried selling your stuff on eBay? If you have then you know the key to selling your Internet auction items for as much as possible is to display your products in the best light. This week’s blogs provided tips on how to do just that. I also spent some time covering action and adventure photography. Just because it’s bone-chilling cold in … Continue reading

Photography Week in Review for November 4-November 10, 2007

The holidays have hit the Photography blog. If you are looking for affordable and easy projects that prominently feature your most prized photographs then you have come to the right place. The Photography Week in Review is your one-stop shopping resource to get all the photo tips you missed over the past few days, including how to prepare for winter photo shoots and how to make the most of a Thanksgiving photo op. November 5th—–Capturing Shots During the “Golden Hours.” The “golden hours,” otherwise known as the first hour after dawn and the last hour before dusk, are the perfect … Continue reading

More Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations

The tan from my Hawaiian winter holiday is still fresh so why am I blogging about spring break vacation destinations? Because I want to remain a shade darker than dirty snow? (Okay, that may be part of the reason.) Actually, the real reason we are researching family-friendly spring break destinations is because we had such a wonderful time with our latest multi-generational vacation we can’t wait to do it all over again in a new location. The following are more destinations that are on our list: Yellowstone National Park Before you roll your eyes and mutter: “cliché,” consider this: The … Continue reading

A Picture Perfect Day Courtesy of a Perfect Stranger

Have you ever had one of those days? A day that begins completely ordinary, but magically turns extraordinary? I had one a few weeks ago and have been meaning to write about it ever since. The day started off very typically—-feeding my daughter breakfast and getting ready to tackle our to-do list. The one thing that made this day a bit different was the fact that there was not a cloud in the sky. It was an unbelievably beautiful spring day with above normal temperatures. After what has been dubbed by many around Wisconsin as the longest winter on record … Continue reading

Choosing an Underwater Camera

In my last blog I revealed that my new goal for 2008 is to experiment with underwater photography. Currently, I do not own an underwater camera so I have been doing research on what type of equipment I will need and how much it will cost me. It didn’t take me long to realize that underwater photography is far from a cheap hobby, though the results seem to make the time, effort and money worth it. If you too are interested in taking beautiful pictures under the sea (or in the deep end of the pool) you are going to … Continue reading

Have Camera Will Travel Part 2

I know avid photographers who remember to pack their camera cleaner but forget to bring along clean underwear on vacation. In my previous blog I provided a list of some photography essentials you don’t want to leave home without. In this blog I thought it might be helpful to list some shooting reminders that are often overlooked by travelers taking aim in foreign lands. Tip #1—–When you are shooting subjects in foreign countries and you don’t speak the native language, the simple act of smiling, pointing to your camera and then pointing to the subject is enough to communicate that … Continue reading