Photography Exposure Explained

Hello all!  Today we are going to cover a basic photography lesson.  In this post we will discuss exposure! Exposure in general terms is the measurement of light in a photograph.  If a photo has too much light, or is too bright, we call that over exposed.  If a photo has too little light or too […]

Is It Worth Shooting In This Weather?

Now that the winter is coming, people often ask if it is worth shooting in the overcast blah light.  My short answer, of course it is! The overcast weather is just built in soft light!  The clouds will act as a giant diffuser, so there is no need to go running towards the shade.  You […]

Improve Your Photography By Learning To See Light

One of the most powerful tools you will use as a portrait photographer is your ability to see different light situations.  Just being aware of these situations will give you the photography advantage over many other people. We talk about two very basic types of light when it comes to outdoor portrait photography.  Those light […]

Editing Your DIY Portrait in Adobe Lightroom Part 2

Welcome back! We are glad you are here. As we discussed in part 1, Adobe Lightroom is a very powerful easy to use professional photo editing software. If you are serious about your portrait photography, I highly recommend you make the investment in the software. At the time of this writing you can can the […]

Editing Your DIY Portrait in Adobe Lightroom Part 1

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful, professional photo editing tool that is easy to use.  If you are at all serious about your portraits, I suggest you use Lightroom to edit your photos.  Over the next few weeks we will be making some videos to show you how to edit your photos in Lightroom. To start […]

Free Seven Day DIY Portrait Email Course!

Are you just getting started taking portraits of your loved ones?  Do you need help?  We have created a free mini email course just for you! Sign up below for free. With our DIYPortrait email course, we will send you a new short lesson every day for seven days! In these daily lessons we cover […]

Calling All Parents! Learn Photography With Your Kids!

Parents, you can handle this DIY portrait thing, you’ve got this.  Now why not take this opportunity to learn with your child? I have been doing this for several years now.  As I stated before, I always have considered myself an apprentice when it comes to photography. I always will learn new things when it […]

Portrait Photography Basics: The Exposure Triangle

The exposure triangle explains the three major factors of exposure. The three major factors of exposure are ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.   If you are not familiar with each one of these, you can read more about each one of them under tutorials or you can use the search bar to the right and […]

Portrait Photography Basics: Depth of Field

Are you just getting started with photography?  We are here to help.   Here we will walk you through the basics to help get you started. The next basic photography term we will discuss is depth of field. Remember when we discussed aperture? If you are not sure what that is, go over and read that […]