Kali Ann Bauer

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These Are the Ways to put the WOW Factor into Your Portraits

Most photographers, at some point in their career, make a decision to begin photographing people. Your decision may be simply to include people in …

Zack Arias on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“It’s important to be plugged into a community around you, whether that’s online or in person, because without that, you’re an island out there on …

006: Cynthia Sanchez - Pinterest for Photographers, Everything You Wanted to Know

Setting up board to maximise search-ability<p>Where to add links in your account to you your website<p>Pinning your own images for maximum “link …

It's Not Always Sunsets and Kittens: Photographing the Tougher things in Life

Not every shoot I’ve done is full of lollipop promises, cute matching (but not too matching) outfits, and happy families throwing their kids up into …

Top 8 Questions a Second Shooter Should Ask: Wedding Photography Tips

As many of you know, I work alongside my wife Jasmine Star as her second shooter. Together, we’ve shot hundreds of weddings and transformed a …

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

When Perfect Isn’t Perfect or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blur

Quite a few years ago I took a solo trip down to Key West, FL. It was the first time I had gone on a vacation by myself, and since I was free of the …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Real Beauty Isn’t Retouched

Dove Canada is getting serious about promoting Real Beauty by going after art directors, graphic designers and photo retouchers — basically anyone …

Star Wars Themed Wedding Photo Shows AT-AT Walkers Stomping Across Shallow Waters

May the Force be with you, (and in your wedding, too?) People seem to be getting more playful with their wedding pictures, coming up with out-of-the …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

Weddings

Vu Booth Rig Lets You Quickly and Easily Turn Your Gear Into a Photo Booth

It’s not uncommon these days for photographers to want to add a photo booth option to their offerings. In the past, we’ve seen everything from an …

In Defense of the Selfie

The “selfie” has been much maligned in popular culture as a product of a narcissistic millennial generation. Indeed, the selfie is most heavily …

Is It Time To Demand "Unplugged Weddings?"

This weekend I ran across an Interesting article over on <b>CNN</b> about wedding guests taking photos when there’s already a pro wedding photographer hired …

Photos of Useless Things That You Won’t Find in the Real World

For his project titled Improbabilità (“improbability”), Italian photographer and photo manipulator Giuseppe Colarusso created a series of surreal …

Tips On Working With Other Photographers

During my time as a photographer I’ve had the luxury of working with a lot of great people and a few bad. I have also had the opportunities to take …

Don’t Let the Retouched Photographs of the World Affect Your Own Self Image

I recently had an unusual experience. I was standing in a department store aimlessly browsing some shiny shelving that held many glittery bottles …

Using The DMCA To Stop the Copyright Infringement of Your Photos

Over the years I have been finding more and more of my photos being used on the Web without my permission. This is a quick guide to detecting and …

Nikon's SU-800 Gets a Chinese Knockoff With More Features and a Cheaper Price

Nikon has always had a speedlight transmitter in the form of the SU-800. This commander does infrared transmission. But a new Chinese company is …

On 'Crop Factor': What it Means And How to Apply it to Your Photography

When adapting the lens of one camera system to another, you may not always get the same results. Part of the reason is that your camera system may …

Humanoids: Beauty, Photo Retouching and the Uncanny Valley

<i>Full disclosure: I’ve never done commercial photography and don’t exactly know what goes into making a picture for an advertisement. The only</i> …

This Many Great Photography Links May Cause Lightheadedness

What an exciting week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low for the best links to tutorials, …

With These Underwater Cases for the Nikon D7100 and D600, You Can Be James Cameron, Too

Wouldn’t that be awesome if you could bring your D7100 to your next scuba diving trip, to take some high-definition footage of that ship wreck you …

Hey Kids! Wanna Be a Pro Photographer? Here’s How!

There has been a lot of talk recently about how best to succeed as a professional photographer, now that “everybody is a photographer.” A recent post …

Wedding Photography Gig: How to Prepare

The role of a wedding photographer—helping to document one of the most important days of a person’s life—is very important. So it goes without saying …

Weddings

Adobe Photoshop CC Has Apparently Been Cracked One Day After Launch

It truly is a cat and mouse game between software developers and software pirates. It’s been that way for years. So when a company like Adobe decides …

Long Exposure Engagement Photos Shot Under the Starry Night Sky

Long exposure photographs of stars and romantic engagement photographs aren’t often found together, but that’s the fusion wedding photography couple …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Improving Composition with Tonal Contrast

If you were to ask me for two ways that you could improve the composition of your photos, the first piece of advice I would give you is to keep the …