What doors will be opened in the new year?

2014 New Year Primer

January 07, 2014 / by

Let’s get this year off to a good start. Let’s learn and improve our photography and lets think about inspiration and upgrades. We have some tips to help you do it right.

Steam Engine at Night

The Outdoor Studio: Large Scale Strobe Setups

March 28, 2013 / by

In Part II of the Outdoor Studio, Photographer William Gill gets technical about his lighting setup as he illuminates a large train in marshland.


The Outdoor Studio: Photographing Trains At Night

March 21, 2013 / by

Introducing the art of photographing trains at night, photographer William Gill gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his methodology and routine.

"Rail Tunnel" by D. Travis North

Look Silly (And Create Great Photos)

October 18, 2012 / by

Photographers are a crazy bunch. Laying on the pavement, climbing trees – standing on crates just to get the right angle. We can collect some pretty interesting comments and gather a lot of strange looks. It’s inevitable. But we need to overcome. In this article, I share about my own silly experiences and how I overcame my own fears.


NextGEN Gallery: The Next Chapter

June 19, 2012 / by

NextGEN Gallery – the leading gallery plugin for Wordpress – was recently acquired by Photocrati – a leading Wordpress template for Photographers. Read on to hear why this affects you and why we think this is great news.

My current Watermark - less obtrusive than the old one

The Great Photo Watermark Debate

June 07, 2012 / by

Watermarks are debated almost as much as camera brands in the photography world. Accepting that there will always be differing opinions, I share my own philosophies on the topic and then discuss the evolution of my logo to address some critical concerns.

This was a bucket list photo that I checked off when I borrowed an ultra-wide-angle lens.

Photo Todo Lists: A Source of Self-Inspiration

May 17, 2012 / by

Lists are a great way to track your ideas and thoughts, but they can also be a great way to inspire yourself for the future. There are two lists I use most of all: The Photo Bucket List and the Photo Theme List. Read on to learn how to fill your down-time with these great lists.

Evening With Wet Cain

Brushing Up On Your Skills

March 23, 2012 / by

A change of seasons is a good enough reason to brush up on your skills. It’s a great time to analyze your work and find some inspiration for yourself. Maybe you need to be reminded of what and why you do what you do. Well, we’ve written a lot of articles, so we know about those things. Read On to take advantage of our wisdom.

"Retail Heritage" by D. Travis North

This Photo Costs: Whatever The Market Will Bear

March 15, 2012 / by

Don’t fall into the trap of trying to justify the prices of your works. It’s a downward spiral that should be avoided. We have some business advice when it comes to pricing your photos. Read on to learn more…

"Reflections Of Inspiring Role Models" by D. Travis North

Plan For A Successful Photo Excursion: Know Your Space

March 02, 2012 / by

On a photo excursion outside the studio, we don’t always have control over everything. So in order to have a successful trip, you need to take control over everything you can. This requires research and planning. But how do we go about doing that? Read on to learn how.