Category archives: Photography

5 Brutal Truths About Photography

  Photography is a booming hobby that is practiced by uncountable numbers across the world.  With the ability to take high quality images with our cell phones and easily obtainable point-and-shoot cameras, photography's popularity is really no surprise.  Unfortunately, all the hype that surrounds photography doesn't mean that it's all roses.  There is certainl[...]

5 Great Sites to Help You Learn Photography

  If you've followed my Instagram page lately, you've probably noticed that I've been making quite a few posts geared towards helping people learn photography.  This weeks blog post will keep that same theme. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there for a beginner to consume, so when faced with that mountain of information, it's hard to real[...]

4 Easy Tips to Help Photographers ROCK a Professional Headshot

These days, headshots are a critical piece of the puzzle for a strong professional social-media presence.  A well-done, professional headshot can be the first step in standing out from the crowd.  I believe making that happen is 100% the responsibility  of the photographer. A GOOD professional photographer will know how to get someone to relax in front of the camer[...]

5 Tips to Help You Take Sharper Photos.....

This week's blog post will help everybody regardless of whether your camera is a DSLR or a iPhone.  We've all come across posts (or profile pictures) on Facebook or Instagram that could be drastically improved by a bit less fuzziness.  These five tips will have you well on your way to sharper photos. I'm not saying that from hence forth, you will take tack sharp pi[...]

5 Sure Fire Ways to Get Kids to Smile for Pictures.....

We are slowly easing towards warmer weather so kids and parents are ready for some outdoor activities.  Since everybody has some form of camera at the ready, I figured it would be fitting to provide you with some tips to get those natural looking smiles from your kids.  Keep in mind that these tips for smiling kids tend to work on younger kids.  If you're looking to g[...]

5 of the Most Common Photography Questions Answered

Photographers get bombarded with questions on a regular basis.  This week, we'll answer a few of the most common ones. How Do I Get the Background Blurry?  You just took the perfect portrait of your 10 year old daughter, but looming in the background is a clear view of her big brother proudly mocking his sister with half a finger shoved up his nose.  Picture (and mo[...]

5 tips for cold weather photography.......

Since we are tightly nestled into winter's grasp, I thought now would be a good time to help my fellow photographers prep for some unavoidable cold weather photography.  If you thought that you could just grab your camera and just run outside and knock a photo shoot out of the park, you might be in for a surprise. Here are a few tips for shooting in cold weather that [...]

5 Top Photogenic Locations in Milwaukee

The location you choose for your photo shoot can be just as important as the photographer you choose.  The location can help to set the mood, and it really helps when the location has sentimental value.  Your photo shoot will last a lifetime so why not make them a beautiful as possible.  Your photographer will usually have some great advice on beautiful locations.  Ha[...]

10 Tips for Taking Stunning Portraits

As I've stated before, I don't believe in reinventing the wheel.  When I find a blog post that I think will help others and has spot on information, I'll certainly share it.  This week, I'm going to share a post from the Digital Photography School blog.  The author of this post, Darren Rowse, has a gazillion blog posts with a wealth of information.  If you're interest[...]

What to ask when you book a photographer.....

As a photographer, my job isn't just hitting a shutter button.  A HUGE part of my job is making you, my potential client, as familiar and as comfortable with me as possible.  I've heard way too many stories of people who book a photographer that either didn't produce the work they said they would, or didn't provide the services they said they would, or some ugly combi[...]