4 Expert Tips for Using a DSLR

I'm sharing a few expert tips for using a DSLR camera. Several years ago, I invested in a Canon Rebel T2i to improve my photography. At the time, I thought that having a better camera was all I really needed to improve my photos. Of course, I learned that there are a lot of other variables involved in the quality of your photos. Here are just a few. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after … [Read more...]

5 eBooks You Need to Improve Your Food Photography

If you want to improve your food photography, one of the first recommendations I can make is to do everything you can to learn new skills. I cannot tell you how many eBooks, courses, and webinars I've attended to learn to improve my skills. Some were free and some I considered to be an investment in the future. I have learned something from all of them and I've used that information to take my food photographs from sadly lacking to pretty … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Camera

Learning how to choose the best camera for your blog work is a big decision. When I started blogging, I had an inexpensive point and shoot camera that I didn't know how to use. My photos were awful and I was convinced that getting a new camera would make all the difference. This post contains affiliate links. How to Choose the Best Camera I ended up purchasing a DSLR (Canon Rebel T2i) but it didn't make a lot of difference in my photos … [Read more...]

Tips for Taking Better iPhone Photos

These tips for taking better iPhone photos will help on those days you just don't want to carry your bigger camera around. I love my DSLR, but there are days that I just don't want to carry it around with me all day. While it takes amazing photos, it's also heavier and larger than my iPhone. Plus, I worry about taking it places that it may get bumped like when I go on a hike or to a busy event. Tips for Taking Better iPhone Photos You don't … [Read more...]

Selfie Stick Alternatives

Many attractions are beginning to ban selfie sticks which led me to ask "Are there selfie stick alternatives?" While the ban started slowly, Disney recently announced a ban on selfie sticks after a passenger on one of their roller-coasters took out a selfie stick. The roller coaster was shut down due to safety concerns. Selfie Stick Alternatives Selfie sticks are used to move phone cameras further away from you in order to get a better … [Read more...]

Using Lenses for iPhones

I am the first person to admit that I am far from an expert at photography. I have a DSLR which I use for most of my photos on my two larger blogs. When I'm out traveling or taking photos of random things, I tend to rely on my iPhone 5. While I know that there are a variety of photography apps I can use on my iPhone, I only recently learned that using lenses for iPhones is a possibility.   Using Lenses for iPhones I use my iPhone a … [Read more...]