Photographing Without a Tripod

Photographing Without a Tripod

Photographers often have a love-hate relationship with their tripods. On the one hand, a tripod will give you the sharpest images possible and let you play with creative techniques such as long exposure photography. On the other hand, they can be a bit cumbersome and...
Earn $100 with a Short Video for a Local Business

Earn $100 with a Short Video for a Local Business

Most businesses have a Facebook page nowadays, be that your local bar, the restaurant around the corner, or the nearby hotel. All of them require constant content for their followers. Content like videos. This could be the start of your videography business. These...
3 Steps to Success in Videography

3 Steps to Success in Videography

Today, I’m sitting on the end of a dock mesmerized at the ripples in the water created by the comfortable breeze. Over my shoulder in the western sky, late summer thunderheads are building and white egrets are shrimping. This setting makes me think of a question I...
I Sold My First Video Days After Taking This Course

I Sold My First Video Days After Taking This Course

Shortly after signing up for the Travel Videos for Profit program, I was having a chat with one of my best friends who runs an ad agency. She asked if I thought video could help one of her clients gain more visibility for a product, and I was able to tell her what I’d...
How I Went From Writer, to Photographer, to Videographer

How I Went From Writer, to Photographer, to Videographer

Saying the teensy tiny simple little word “yes” started me down my travel writer’s path. Since then, “yes” along with “try” have become my two favorite words. They motivate me, excite me and have blessed my life with too many amazing new adventures to count. Because...
How One Photo Can Land Big Benefits

How One Photo Can Land Big Benefits

From time to time I take a picture that I think is pretty amazing and that others will possibly love as well. So it will get me thinking about photography contests. It is also one thing I love about stock photography—seeing my pictures out there in use associated with...
3 Tips for Better Food Photos

3 Tips for Better Food Photos

Mouthwatering food photos entice readers into your food or travel story. But capturing the best quality while using only a smartphone camera in the notoriously low-light conditions of most restaurants can challenge even the most skilled photographers. Follow these...
How Different Focal Lengths Affect Your Photos

How Different Focal Lengths Affect Your Photos

When you think about manipulating photos, you probably think about programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop. But image manipulation starts much earlier. It starts with your choice of lens. In general, wide angle lenses (with a focal length of 18mm to 24mm or so) offer...
How Photography Changed My Life

How Photography Changed My Life

My first reinvention happened when I moved to Mexico 10 years ago. I found myself so immersed in the rich colors of this country that I started trying to capture the images and feelings I experienced with my camera. I soon ended up with over 1,000 photos and no idea...
A Free Photography Game to Assess Your Photos

A Free Photography Game to Assess Your Photos

If you’re like me then you probably think that every photo you take is gold.  In reality, though, they may not be. So, choosing the right photo to submit with your articles can be time-consuming as you try to whittle it down to the “right one”… or three.  How do you...

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