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How to use a Sekonic Light Meter

Without light, there is no photography. It’s a good idea to get an understanding of how light works and how to expose for it. The best tool for that job is a good old fashioned light meter! By using a handheld light meter, you have...

Seeing The Light-Part 3

It's time to take it outside now.  When you are discussing natural light it seems the obvious place to be.  But just like the window light we talked about last week, there are so many different ways to use the biggest light source ever! Front light: ...

Seeing The Light-Part 2

How obsessive have you been this week about the light around you?  Hopefully you have been paying attention both indoors and outdoors.  Today we'll be discussing creative lighting for indoor photos.  This post is perfect for those of you who love to take pics of...

Seeing The Light-Part 1

Have you ever looked up the definition of the word photography?  Have you ever stopped to think about what it means?From Mirriam-Webster:Photography: noun:  the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface...

Take a Better Snapshot

Yes, I said snapshot.  Seriously people, you cannot be posing and setting up every shot you take of your family and friends.  If you are, stop it.  The whole point of capturing a moment is to capture the moment.  The point is not to re-create...

Protecting Your Memories

What do you do with the hundreds/thousands of digital photographs taking up space on your very vulnerable computer?  How do you organize them so that you can find them when you need them?Let’s keep this simple. Because simple is good and makes it much...

The Importance Of Self Portraits

Let's face it.  Once we are no longer in our teens, not many of us enjoy being in photographs.  I've made a living out of being BEHIND the camera.  So why then am I writing a blog post on being IN the picture?  For future...

The Most Important Things to Photograph

What a title!  I have spent all of my time with you so far as a business owner and professional photographer.  I am going to step out of that role for a little while and put on my mommy hat.  I want to get back...

Finding a Mentor

Having a mentor in this crazy business is a real advantage.  If you can find someone willing to impart to you their knowledge and experience you will be one step ahead of the competition.  It's a great opportunity to learn from the mistakes of someone...

How To Get People To Read Your Photography Blog

Disclaimer:  While I am a believer in the value of a blog to build your business and communicate with your clients, I do not currently have my 1000 Words Photography Blog up and running.  I am very much enjoying contributing to the KEH Blog for...