Jerry W Scoggin

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Tips for Better Landscape Photography

The problem with most landscape photography is that not enough preparation is put into setting up the shot before it is taken. These tips are meant …

How To Select A Cloth Background

In past articles, I have shown you what I love about wooden and stone food photography backgrounds. These backgrounds make great sturdy surfaces that …

4 Best Practices for Wedding and Event Photography

During the past few years, the recession and economic turndown notwithstanding, it’s become ever clearer that event photography in general, and …

3 Reasons why your Photography Site can’t just be your Portfolio

It’s time to have a huge mindset shift. Why? Because your thriving business depends on it. Think about your website right now. Does it look like a …

What a lens can teach you: A beginner's guide

Looking for a lens<p>Deciding on the right "glass" from a variety of lenses is often a tough nut to crack.<p>The beginners among us face this dilemma as we …

How to Become a Street Photographer

Street photography is probably one of the most difficult genres of photography, as it is based on the unknown. You can select a frame, but you can’t …

Easy Studio Lighting for Noir Portraits

Noir portraiture – timeless, sleek, and mysterious. A product of Hollywood’s film noir period of the 1940’s and 50’s, noir portraiture has the …

How to Safely and Successfully Photograph Lightning

Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination …

5 Things to Do and Not to Do as a Spouse and Photographer

Photographers all start out at different periods in their lives. Some like me start out after they’re married with children. Some get married then …

How I Lost Over a Hundred Photographs to a Corrupted Memory Card, And Got Them Back

It’s probably every photographer’s worst nightmare. You’ve shot gigabytes worth of images, ready to be imported for post-processing, when suddenly: …

How to Set Up a Home Studio on a Budget

Photography is an equipment-intensive hobby. Purchasing all the equipment you need to set up a professional studio setting is beyond the budget for …

Learn the Skill of Critiquing Photographs With These 5 Tips

Raise your hands if you have had your photos critiqued before. Now if you have, do you remember receiving feedback that wasn't too useful? Perhaps …