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The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 18, 2008

You're sure you haven't done anything wrong, but you don?t know whose side the law is on. Fret no more. If you are planning having that image put on canvas, check out these ten rules to see whether or not your image is a legal concern.

Developing Your Photo Style: Know What You Like main image
Developing Your Photo Style: Know What You Like
by Valerie Johnston | October 4, 2012

Developing your photo style is a topic with many discussions.? In this installment we will talk about why finding out what you like in others photography is so important to developing your own style. Do you think that you need an "eye" in order to excel at photography? You might be frustrated that all of the time you have spent with your camera stuck to your eye has yet to result in an image as good as one that ...

A Canvas Press Infographic for Better Pet Photography main image
A Canvas Press Infographic for Better Pet Photography
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 14, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2401" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Canvas Press is dedicated to helping you get better photos of your family. Even your pets. This pet photography infographic will help lead to better images you can use for photo canvas prints.[/caption] ...

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How to Ask Someone to Critique Your Work
by Laura McPherson | September 26, 2012

If you?re like me, whenever you find something you like doing you wonder in the back of your mind whether or not you?re good at it, or if you could take it further. For anyone who counts photography as a hobby, this concern is always bubbling up. Even if friends and family say that your digital photography is good, they could be saying that because they?re expected to ? you know they lied about how great that red sweater ...

Three Photography Lessons This Photog Learned the Hard Way main image
Three Photography Lessons This Photog Learned the Hard Way
by Laura McPherson | September 19, 2012

Even though digital photography has made taking great photos and snapshots more accessible, photography is still a technical subject. So much goes into a great photo, from the camera?s capabilities to the lighting to the cooperation of the subject (toddlers and pets are notoriously fickle), there will always be an element of chance in taking a photo that makes people stop and say, ?Wow.? So how do the pros build entire portfolios of awesome photos? They do it through ...

5 Tips for The Beginner Photographer to get Amazing Portraits main image
5 Tips for The Beginner Photographer to get Amazing Portraits
by Laura McPherson | October 22, 2012

Great portrait photography is notoriously difficult to accomplish. People having their photographs taken are often uncomfortable at first, which can result in stilted looking photos; portrait photographers also depend on variables in the surrounding environment, including the weather, to help make a great portrait. There can be so much happening at any given moment the photographer can become distracted and overwhelmed by details. However, you should remember that no matter what happens there are no hard and fast rules for ...

5 Keys to Taking Killer Landscape Photos While on Vacation main image
5 Keys to Taking Killer Landscape Photos While on Vacation
by Valerie Johnston | September 17, 2012

Vacation...what pops into your mind when you hear that word? A lot of people automatically envision "the place". And wherever that might be, it also means taking pictures when you're there. Whether your vacation place is "New York City" or "miles from nowhere", you have mental images of what you hope to see during your stay. This means that you also want to use top quality digital photography in order to remember it forever. So, how do you make ...

9 Things You Need to Know When Photographing Babies main image
9 Things You Need to Know When Photographing Babies
by Laura McPherson | August 27, 2012

Is there anything more fun to photograph than a baby? Babies are so soft, sweet, and new almost every baby portrait turns out well, even when they?re cranky (well, at least most of the time!). Candid baby photography preserves those special moments in the first months of life, whether baby is sleeping or awake. Posed, or at least staged, baby portraits can also be done with a little extra patience. Here are nine things you need to know to ...

Shoot for Yourself: The Best Way to Create Your Personal Photo Style main image
Shoot for Yourself: The Best Way to Create Your Personal Photo Style
by Laura McPherson | May 28, 2013

What differentiates snapshots from the kind of photography that really holds the eye? A lot of the difference is found in the individual photographer?s style. A well-developed style can give artistry to any subject, and part of the joy of an artistic style is in developing it. This comes from photographing for your own enjoyment and allowing your style to develop on its own, especially early on when you are learning about photography. The Growth of a Personal Photo Style ...

Photographing in the Snow...There is a Trick. main image
Photographing in the Snow...There is a Trick.
by Paul Cook | November 23, 2012

When you are looking for some dramatic digital photography in the cold winter months, you are challenging yourself for some serious shots. With mountains draped in layers of snow and single flakes of snow fluttering to cover ever inch of the asphalt road, snowfall makes everything truly dramatic! If you have been inspired by snow and are photographically inclined, you may have clicked a few snapshots only to find to your dismay, a depressing gray picture of the bright perfect ...

Is 500px Better Than Flickr?  It's Possible main image
Is 500px Better Than Flickr? It's Possible
by Valerie Johnston | September 24, 2012

The words "social media" make people automatically think of Facebook or Twitter. Others might also include the popular Pinterest website too. Those in love with photography will usually think of Flickr, but many are now shifting their mindset and thinking of 500px. First Look At first look, 500px seems like a very attractive and familiar place. It should, it has been around for a very long time and has innovated a lot of different online and mobile photography techniques ...

A Few Tips on How to Create a Photo Story main image
A Few Tips on How to Create a Photo Story
by Paul Cook | May 30, 2012

In the technologically sound society we live in, digital photography has come a long way since its inception. What was once defined as just a new genre of photography has overshadowed the older styles, forcing them into obscurity. The avant-garde DSLR cameras and other similar gadgets occupying endless aisles herald an era of photography that inspires nothing but awe. In the last few decades, video and film have emerged as the predominant form of story telling but with contemporaries like ...

What Lens Should I Buy? Travel Photography main image
What Lens Should I Buy? Travel Photography
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | March 15, 2012

You?re on vacation and you want to take your own version of some fine art photo prints, courtesy of those wonderful man-made structures like the Machu Picchu in Peru, or the Great Wall of China, or the Pyramids of Egypt or the Colosseum in Rome. Or you simply want to take a shot and make a canvas photo out of those wide beaches of the Caribbean or the Philippines, or the rainforests in the Amazon. It sure is a bummer ...

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5 Easy Tips For Photographing Spring Flowers
by Valerie Johnston | March 16, 2012

If "April showers bring May flowers," it means that you are going to have to start getting ready TODAY if you want to be prepared to capture all of that blooming about to happen. This is particularly the case if you are not an experienced shutter bug. Why is it necessary to make preparations to just click some pictures of spring flowers? Just stop and think about this for a moment...do you know when you should head outdoors ...

Gear the Pros - Use the 70-200 mm 2.8 Lens main image
Gear the Pros - Use the 70-200 mm 2.8 Lens
by Paul Cook | September 14, 2012

Weddings are emotional moments that do not have a retake. But they can be crazy too, not only for the bride, groom and their families but also the wedding photographers. Wedding photography requires much focus and preparation because every detail is important. From the brides stunning wedding gown to those adorable children holding fresh flowers walking down the aisle, everything has been captured with such emotion that years later when the couple looks over at the pictures, they relive the ...

How To Nail Your Exposure With
How To Nail Your Exposure With "The Sunny f16" Rule
by Lisa Hause | April 10, 2012

Summertime is right around the corner! Time to dust off that DSLR from its winter slumber. Or maybe you just purchased a brand new DSLR you can?t wait to take on your summer vacation! In either case, on these sun drenched days, you might find yourself wondering, ?how do I get a properly exposed image on such a bright, sunny day? ? Not to worry though, even without having a light meter and without metering through the camera, there is a ...

The P On Your Camera Does Not Stand for
The P On Your Camera Does Not Stand for "Professional"
by Valerie Johnston | February 8, 2013

Sadly, too many people own a digital single lens reflex camera, and they never turn that knob past the setting that is green or says ?auto? on it. If you only use the auto setting on your camera, you are not making use of its full capability and you are most likely not getting the images you want. It is important that you learn how to make use of manual settings on your camera so that you can have true ...

Why Taking Good Candid Portrait is Like Hitting a 100mph Fastball main image
Why Taking Good Candid Portrait is Like Hitting a 100mph Fastball
by Valerie Johnston | August 21, 2012

Forgive me...I am not one for baseball analogies, but the title of this article is just so accurate. Where candid portraiture is concerned, timing really is "everything" and you do have to keep your proverbial eye on that proverbial ball. What do we mean? Just consider that a good candid portrait is one in which the subject has no idea that you are taking the shot, is in a good position for the photograph, and is photographed with the ...

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7 Unique Family Portrait Ideas
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 17, 2014

For the bold and daring who might want a non traditional family portrait we have a few ideas for you that you can get inspiration from.? These are definitely not your run of the Olen Mills family portrait ideas.? I spent some time scouring some of my favorite photographer sites and Pinterest to find something out of the norm for your next family portrait.? I think these ideas are still worthy of hanging on a wall ...

9 Things I Look For When Photographing Landscapes main image
9 Things I Look For When Photographing Landscapes
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 6, 2014

I wouldn?t call myself a ?Landscape Photographer?, but I do love taking photos of landscapes when I travel.? There are several things that make a beautiful landscape photo and the more you practice the better you get at recognizing them.? You could always study some of the masters of landscape photography and learn the elements of their photographs that move you.? Of course Ansel Adams is the most recognized of landscape photographers.? Also take a ...

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