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How to Use 500PX

How to Use 500PX

If you’re looking for inspiration, there are plenty of people who will tell you to visit 500px.com. It’s true, you can find plenty of inspiring photos there. You can also find yourself lost in the muck without any sense of direction. Here are my thoughts on how to use 500px to find the photos that […]

Finding Photography Locations With AIRBNB

Amy Wilder

I’m concentrating more on portrait photography these days. Like many other photographers without a dedicated space, I spend a fair amount of time finding photography locations. Fortunately, I have friends who are far better at it than I am. One possibility that I’d never considered suddenly opened up some interesting possibilities – AIRBNB. You may […]

Finding The Light

Finding The Light

Despite hours of planning, everyone occasionally runs into problems finding the light. It happened to me this past weekend. We have a local community of photographers, models, and make-up artists who gather quarterly to meet up and do a little shooting. Saturday we met where it all began for this group, at the Maitland Art […]

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Portrait lighting doesn’t have to be complex. Sometimes you can get lovely results from very simple portrait lighting techniques. While it’s easy to get caught up with buying and using gear, sometimes you just don’t need it. We’ll take a look at three simple portrait lighting techniques. Here’s the really nice part. They’re inexpensive, or […]

World Wide Photowalk 2014

World Wide Photowalk 2014

Just like last year, I joined a bunch of photographer’s to participate in Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photowalk 2014 at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. This year, I decided to change my approach. The World Wide Photowalk 2014 at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Some things never change.  Last year’s walk had a plethora of animal butts. […]

How To Write For Your Readers

If you want people to see the beautiful photos on your blog, you need to write meaningful content to guide them to it. In other words, you need to know how to write for your readers. It’s the words in your post that search engines read, not your photos. You can be very descriptive with […]

Five Ways To Improve Your Blog

Five Ways To Improve Your Blog

Would you like to know what makes the difference between a blog you want to visit and one that just doesn’t hit the mark? I can give you five ways to improve your blog that you can easily do yourself. They may seem simple, but these changes can have a dramatic impact on your visitors […]

Five Random Thoughts

Five Random Thoughts

I decided to share five random thoughts today, none of which have any useful value at all. It’s sort of like putting lettuce on a taco or a burger.  Nobody needs lettuce on those meals, but it’s cheap filler for the provider so they don’t have to offer any meaningful content. In other words, I […]

Portrait Projects

Portrait Projects

At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a post about doing more portrait projects. Mostly because it’s just too damn hot to shoot outdoors in the summer. That idea finally resonated in my brain and is giving birth to something new. After much thought and discussion with Lee, I finally have an idea of […]

ThunderBay 4 And SoftRAID 5 Is Screaming Fast

ThunderBay 4

I bought a ThunderBay 4 disk enclosure with 16 TB capacity from Other World computing a few months ago. It’s finally up and running and I’m really happy with the results. Performance is more than double of my old system, and it has capacity to run much faster if I ever decide to upgrade my […]