Best Photos – Advanced Photography Class

My Best Photos - Comm 316 These are some of my best and favorite photos from Fall 2019 when I took Comm 316, an advanced photography class at Brigham Young University in Idaho. Macro Photography I discovered that I really enjoy macro photography. I love getting close...

Mixed Media – Photos & Vectors Portrait

Mosaic Mixed Media Portrait Combining photography and vector drawing can lead so some fun and interesting portraits. Below is my original image. After editing my photo, I added shapes with no fill and a white boarder that overlapped each other over my subject. I...

Mixed Media – Photography, Vectors, Food

Mixed Media - Food I recently got the chance to try some mixed media art and I found that I really enjoyed it. It combined two of my favorite things together, photography and vector drawing. I took pictures of items, and then I drew over the photos with vectors. I...

Themed Outdoor Portraits

Amazing Themed Outdoor Portraits A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go to Teton National Park and shoot portraits of models in themed outfits. Here are some of my favorites. Just a reminder, when shooting outdoors, lighting both your subject and the background...

Outdoor Headshots

Lighting Tips for Outdoor Headshots When shooting headshots outside, it is important to light your subject, but also have a well lit background. Natural light does not always allow for this, so adding in extra lighting may be necessary. In the image below, my camera...

Epic Outdoor Portraits

How to Take Epic Outdoor Portraits When taking portraits outside, it can be difficult to get good lighting that makes both the background and your model look great. A lot of times you end up with a photo where the model has enough light, but your background is...

Architectural Cabin Photography

Showing off a Cabin with Architectural Photography Taking pictures of architecture is different than any other types of photography. It is similar in the fact that you have a subject that you are trying to show off, but showing off a building compared to a model or...

Food Photography Interaction

Models Interacting with Food Photography Food photography can be a lot of fun. For tips and ideas on taking beautiful food photography visit my post here. Another way to make your food photography great is to humanize it. Add a model, whether it be the actual person,...

Beautiful Food Photography

Beautiful Food Photography Food photography can be very fun to do, but it can be difficult to get a shot to show off the item that also looks amazing. Here are a few ideas to think about when shooting food photography so you too can take beautiful photos. Detail Food...

Water Drop Still Motion Photography

Macro Water Drop Photography There are a ton of different shots you can get when you zoom in close to a water drop. What is even better, it's a pretty simple set up and capture these these images. What you'll need: Camera on a Tripod Speedlight/Trigger and Tripod...

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Best Photos – Advanced Photography Class

My Best Photos - Comm 316 These are some of my best and favorite photos from Fall 2019 when I took Comm 316, an advanced photography class at Brigham Young University in Idaho. Macro Photography I discovered that I really enjoy macro photography. I love getting close...

Mixed Media – Photos & Vectors Portrait

Mosaic Mixed Media Portrait Combining photography and vector drawing can lead so some fun and interesting portraits. Below is my original image. After editing my photo, I added shapes with no fill and a white boarder that overlapped each other over my subject. I...

Mixed Media – Photography, Vectors, Food

Mixed Media - Food I recently got the chance to try some mixed media art and I found that I really enjoyed it. It combined two of my favorite things together, photography and vector drawing. I took pictures of items, and then I drew over the photos with vectors. I...

Themed Outdoor Portraits

Amazing Themed Outdoor Portraits A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go to Teton National Park and shoot portraits of models in themed outfits. Here are some of my favorites. Just a reminder, when shooting outdoors, lighting both your subject and the background...

Outdoor Headshots

Lighting Tips for Outdoor Headshots When shooting headshots outside, it is important to light your subject, but also have a well lit background. Natural light does not always allow for this, so adding in extra lighting may be necessary. In the image below, my camera...

Epic Outdoor Portraits

How to Take Epic Outdoor Portraits When taking portraits outside, it can be difficult to get good lighting that makes both the background and your model look great. A lot of times you end up with a photo where the model has enough light, but your background is...

Architectural Cabin Photography

Showing off a Cabin with Architectural Photography Taking pictures of architecture is different than any other types of photography. It is similar in the fact that you have a subject that you are trying to show off, but showing off a building compared to a model or...

Food Photography Interaction

Models Interacting with Food Photography Food photography can be a lot of fun. For tips and ideas on taking beautiful food photography visit my post here. Another way to make your food photography great is to humanize it. Add a model, whether it be the actual person,...

Beautiful Food Photography

Beautiful Food Photography Food photography can be very fun to do, but it can be difficult to get a shot to show off the item that also looks amazing. Here are a few ideas to think about when shooting food photography so you too can take beautiful photos. Detail Food...

Water Drop Still Motion Photography

Macro Water Drop Photography There are a ton of different shots you can get when you zoom in close to a water drop. What is even better, it's a pretty simple set up and capture these these images. What you'll need: Camera on a Tripod Speedlight/Trigger and Tripod...

Spray Still Motion Photography

Still Motion Product Photography Water sprays can be a great way to show off a product. It associates a cool and fresh feel with the product. For my product, I have a Victoria's Secret perfume and I thought a water spray would make a good product photography shot. I...

Sprinkle Still Motion Photography

How to Capture Sugar Sprinkling Photography To set up a photo like this one, you'll need a few things. First, you'll need a subject. I chose strawberries. The spoon they are on is taped to a stick held in place with a tripod and a clip. I set up in front of a...

Fine Art Print

Preparing my Fine Art Print I love printing my images and displaying them for others to see. This week I was able to edit, print and display a beautiful macro image I took in the Spori Building on BYU-Idaho campus. Here is my original image. And here is my final...

Vintage Photoshop Effects

How to Create a Vintage Photoshop Effect in Camera Raw I love this vintage look! The best part is, this Photoshop effect is super easy. And it is all done in Adobe Camera Raw. This is my original image that I took at Bannack, Montanna a few weeks ago. I though a...

Photoshop Effects – Blending

Blending Effects in Photoshop Blending can be a great Photoshop effect that makes your images look fantastic. This image below had a boring grey background before I added in the wood behind them. The first thing you need to do is choose which images you will be...

Photoshop Effects – Dots

Creative Photoshop Effects - Colored Dot Pattern There are so many things you can do with Photoshop. Recently I came across this cool Photoshop effect where you can turn your image into a ton of tiny colored dots like this one. To begin, open your image in Photoshop....

Fashion Accessories

Don't Forget the Fashion Accessories Fashion models wear all sorts of accessories and bling during a photo shoot. You can get some great images by getting in close and capturing those products to use later for advertisements. Watches are very easy to stylize. Have...

Couple’s Fashion Photography

Couple's Photography One of the easiest ways to get good couple fashion photography is to have them interact with each other rather than just have them both look into the camera. Having them look at each other can create a sense of admiration and love in your image,...

Women’s Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography When shooting fashion photography it is important to always remember that your product is your key subject, not your model. This makes it very different than other kinds of photography, where you are specifically taking pictures of the person. One...

Men’s Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography When shooting fashion photography it is important to show off the clothing and style of your model rather than the model. With this type of photography your objective is to create an image to be used to showcase and sell a product. The image below...

Sky Mountain Lodge

Photos From Sky Mountain Lodge I was able to spend a few days at Sky Mountain Lodge in Victor, Idaho with a group of awesome photographers. We visited the Tetons, Jackson and the surrounding area taking photos of the scenery. Below are some images from around the Sky...

Blue Hour

Blue Hour Photography Blue hour occurs twice a day, once right before sunrise and then right after sunset. It is a time when the sun is just below the horizon and the sky becomes a perfect blue. These images below are from around Sky Mountain Lodge in Victor, ID. The...

Tetons

The Tetons I had an amazing time visiting the Tetons. I got so lucky with the weather and the mountains were beautiful. It was a beautiful day and there were no clouds so I could actually see the tops of the mountains! Nature photography is something that I really...

Scan Art

The Art of Scan Art As of a few days ago, I had no idea what scan art, or scanography, was. It sounded as though it was some sort of doctor's equipment, but I learned that it is a type of photography that uses a printer and it's scanner. By placing objects on your...

Creative Composite

Creative Composite Photography I've seen some pretty awesome creative composites around lately and I decided I wanted to give it a try. Here are two images of mine that I thought might make a fun composite. It was a little difficult cutting her out of the rest of the...

Product Advertisement

How To Create Product Advertisements The first thing you need to do when creating product advertisements is to take a good image. To learn more about taking the image for a product advertisement click here. For the advertisement I made, the image below shows how I...

Product Photography

Indoor Product Photography Product photography can be a very useful and marketable skill. Knowing how to show off a product in a flattering way is important in any kind of business. Here are some tips and tricks to learning product photography. Camera Lens and...

Studio Quality Invisible Black Background

Studio Quality Invisible Black Background Technique During a photo shoot, there are times when a black background would make a great shot become amazing. But what happens if you don't have a black backdrop? The studio quality invisible black background (SQIBB)...

Charlie’s Angels Movie Poster

Charlie's Angels When I saw the new Charlie's Angels Movie Poster, I thought that it looked great. I've always been a fan of the show and I thought it would be fun to recreate the poster with two friends and I as the models. Here is the original movie poster: For...

Rose Photography Branding

Branding Rose Photography Branding your own business can be very tricky, especially when you don't know where to start. Here are the steps that I went through to begin branding my own photography business called Rose Photography. First I priced out what an average...

Ordinary Spot, Extraordinary Shot

Creative Photography Ideas - Ordinary Spot, Extraordinary Shot Ordinary Spot, Extraordinary Shot (or OSES) is a phrase about the idea that you can get an amazing shot in any location you might be in. No matter the ordinary spot, whether it be the kitchen, an open...

Light Painting Photography

Creative Light Painting Basics Light painting can be a fun and creative way to show off your subject. It can sound intimidating at first, but light painting is quite simple. When light painting, the shutter speed on your camera needs to be long so you can capture the...

Long Exposure Photography

Basic Tips for Long Exposure There are a lot of fun and exciting things you can do with lights, cameras and long exposure. When shooting long exposure shots, the shutter speed on your camera needs to be open a long time so you can capture the movement you want. With...