June 2, 2020
How To Shoot High Contrast Photography

Are your pictures dull and uninspiring? Consider using high contrast to take advantage of natural light and negative space to improve the aesthetics of your pictures. Read my latest guide that will walk you through how to shoot high contrast photography. High Contrast Photo Takeaways Here are a few takeaways when shooting high contrast photos: […]

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February 16, 2020
How To Shoot Low Key Photography: A Beginner's Guide

Wondering how to shoot low key photography? In this beginner's guide we'll be offering tips on how to shoot photos using low key lighting. What Is Low Key Photography? Low key photography involves intensifying the contrast in the subject of an image through reduced lighting. The aim of most photographers is to avoid casting dark […]

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September 17, 2018
Michigan Cider Mill Photography at Plymouth Orchards

Hey there and welcome back for another week of the 2018 photo challenge! This week I went to a Michigan Cider Mill and snapped a few photos to break into the Fall season. There are countless apple cider mills that are now open in Michigan, but my friends and I went to Plymouth Orchards and […]

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August 19, 2018
Using The Spot Healing Brush Tool In Photoshop To Remove Blemishes and Black Spots

The spot healing brush is one of the best healing tools in Photoshop that can be used to clone areas of an image and blend the sampled area to remove unwanted objects, blemishes or black spots. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop is simple to use in that you drag with the tool […]

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July 30, 2018
How To Shoot Product Photography

Looking for tips on how to shoot product photography? Learn more in our latest product photography guide. Tips on Photographing Products Having an array of great product shots is necessary for any local business, whether you use them in your advertising efforts or as images for your online store. The biggest consideration you should make […]

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July 22, 2018
2018 Photography Challenge: Angles Photography | Laz's Lounge

Hi there and welcome back for week 20 of the 2018 photography challenge! This week explores angles photography and shooting your subjects from a low angle. From Below Get down low; below 2 feet and change your perspective. Look out or look up. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category […]

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July 16, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Sunburst Effect in Landscape Photography

Hi there and welcome back for Week 19 of the 2018 Photography Challenge! This week explores getting a sunburst effect in landscape photography. Edge Cut Sun Having an edge cut through the sun looks nice, or having the sun rising over a line or diagonal within the photo. Stop down the aperture to create a […]

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June 17, 2018
How To Shoot Rembrandt Portrait Lighting

Rembrandt portrait lighting is a lighting pattern with a triangle of light cast on the shadowed portion of your subject's face. Learn more with our latest guide for using Rembrandt Portrait Lighting for your photo compositions in 2020. What is Rembrandt Portrait Lighting? Named after the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt lighting is a portrait lighting […]

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June 3, 2018
How To Shoot Diptych and Triptych Photography

Looking for a guide on how to shoot diptych and triptych photography? Read more as we explore the different types of triptych photography available, whether you're creating a zoom, time lapse or succession triptych. What is Triptych Photography? The concept of Triptych can be broken down in two ways: photos that use the triptych technique […]

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May 29, 2018
Leading Lines in Photography

Looking for a resource on leading lines in photography for your photo compositions? Read below for different ways to set up your composition and avoiding two common mistakes when leading lines. Leading Lines in Photography As the name suggests, leading lines refers to a composition technique that directs the attention of the viewer through lines […]

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May 16, 2018
How To Use Negative Space In Photography

Wondering how to effectively use negative space in photography? Read our guide for tips on using negative space to your advantage in the composition of your photos. What are negative space photos? In a nutshell negative space in photos often refers to the amount of white space in the background of a photo around your […]

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May 6, 2018
How To Perform Selective Color Photography Editing

Wondering how to use selective color editing during post-processing? Read our latest guide to find out how to bring the colors in your photos to life. Selective Color Photography Process The weather in Michigan has finally switched seasons. Instead of heading into Spring, we’ve completely skipped into summer with 80-degree sunny days. I’ve been spending […]

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April 24, 2018
VSCO X: Ultimate App For Mobile Photo and Video Editing

With social media algorithms favoring visuals through increased engagement compared to text-based posts, the importance of creating striking photos and videos is greater than ever before. VSCO is a fantastic mobile photo editor that allows users to add custom filters to their photos and perform various edits without introducing a steep learning curve. This free […]

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April 16, 2018
First impressions: SMC Pentax-M 50mm F4 Macro Lens

As part of my weekly photography challenges I’m tasked with shooting in a variety of situations. One issue that I’ve been running into is my current array of lenses aren’t equipped for macro photography, which has been the focus of the past three prompts. I decided to broaden my range of lenses and invest in […]

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