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Writing About
Photography and Parenting

Are you learning how to be a better photographer? I have so many blog posts for the skills you need to improve. Want to know how to photograph in natural light? I have a blog for you. Just bought your first flash and want to know how to use it? I've got you covered! 
If you're a photographer looking to turn your hobby into a business, then I have several articles to help you make the transition. Hint: don't be a shoot-and-burn photographer. Do in-person sales! Don't know what that all means? Send me an email and let's chat today.
One of my favorite posts below is a photo scavenger hunt. I have a great list to get your creativity wheels turning. You just need to head outside with your camera, take the checklist I created, and start clicking. I create portraits in my typical sessions, but I love heading to a local garden or even my backyard and finding textures and colors that I tend not to notice on a typical day.
In addition to my photography writing, I also list here all of my contributions to a parenting blog I used to write for. I loved writing about my life as a dad and my experience learning about my new (at the time) home of Columbus, Ohio. If you need a laugh, then scroll on down. I promise some true chuckles.
If you don't see what you're looking for here, then click on my blog. There's a great search feature that will get you the answer you need. And if you have a question or curiosity that I haven't covered yet, then please send me a message. I am always happy to talk gear, lighting, composition, technique, and all things photography!
Thanks for visiting my writing page. Enjoy!
Helpful Blog Posts:


The Three Big Mistakes You're Making With Your Photos

Three Posing Tips Everyone Needs to Follow


A Photographer's Secret about the Sun

Three Reasons Why Your Next Photo Session Should Be At Home


Three Things You Can Do for a Fun and Pain-Free Photo Session


Three Tips for What to Wear to a Photo Session

Four Ways to Take Better Photos of Your Kids

Contributions to Photographers' Cooperative:

The Four Mistakes I Made When I Started My Photography Business

Reset Your Photography Finances in 2019

How to Transition to In-Person Sales

Three Steps to Accurate Focus Every Time

Which Album Should I Choose? Miller's Album Comparison

The #1 Tip for Accurate White Balance When Photographing Inside

Photography Pricing FAQ

17 In-Person Sales Session Do's and Don'ts

The One Piece of Advice That Completely Changed My Business

How I Got the Photo - At-Home Studio

Depth-of-Field - It's More Than Aperture

Aperture - The Basics

The One Gadget Every Traveling Photographer Needs

In-Person Sales - Beginning with Fundy Designer

How I Got the Photo - Natural Light Portrait

Contributions to Improve Photography:


Guest Host Podcast Audio: Improve Photography Roundtable #217

12 Photography Magazines: Which One's For You?

Eight Tips for Better Photography Client Communication

How to Use the Lightroom Tone Curve Panel

2 Photographers Say 17 Things Thanks to 2 Years with Improve Photography

"Leper Colony - Love, Laughter & Photos" - A Portrait Project with Kevin Kuster

How to Begin a Photography Business with No Start-Up Money

Six Months Later with the Canon 6D

16 Tips for Second Shooting Your First Wedding

Wedding Reception Lighting Technique

Guest Host Podcast Audio: Second Shooting with Erica Kay Photography

55 Tips for Better Portraits

How to Process a Portrait in Lightroom

Live-Subject Macro Photography with Eric Stavale

Flash Photography - Part 2

Flash Photography - Part 1

Nick Fancher's Studio Anywhere 2 Book Review

Indoor Photo Sessions

My Early Experience with a New Camera (Canon 6D)

How to Improve Your Photowalk

A 1-Hour Family Photo Session How-To

Business Tips for a Weekend Warrior Photographer


Contributions to Columbus Moms Blog:

Bullet Journaling Will Change Your Life

Your New Favorite Kids Summer Tech Animation Project

A Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Four Reasons Why Our Two Years at Goldfish Have Been #1

Why I'm Thankful This Father's Day

A First-Timer's Guide to Great Wolf Lodge

How To Introduce Chores Into Your Child's Life

Protecting Our Kids' Innocence: How Much is Too Much?

A Teacher's Plea: Save Your Kids From Their Phones

I Said Goodbye to Facebook, Can You?

10 Things I Learned Going from Two Kids to Three

Visit We Rock the Spectrum Columbus for Family Fun

No More Mother's Day Cards! This Idea is Better

The Big Difference Between "Being a Parent" and "Parenting"

Spring Break Jump Start Clinics at Goldfish

The Professional Parent's Guide to Parenting - Toddler and Preschool Edition

New Swimmers and New Traditions at Goldfish Swim School

Birthday Parties: When Is It Too Much?

Seeing the Holidays Through My Kids' Eyes

It's More Than Just Swim Lessons - Family Fun and Community

Goldfish Swim School Holiday Basket Giveaway

Exciting October at Goldfish Swim School

14 Tips for Your Family Photo Session

Free Mini Class Playdate at Goldfish Swim School

Is It Preschool Yet? Cuz I'm Done

Three Months at Goldfish and We Love It

A Parent's Guide to the New ZipZone Adventure Park

Summer's Not Over Yet: Confidence and Safety with Goldfish Swim School

Four Ways to Improve Your Cell Phone Photography

Our First Lesson at Goldfish Swim School

What Dads Really Want for Father's Day

Do the Columbus Zoo in Two Hours

Our Kids and Technology: Two Perspectives

A SAHD in a SAHM's World

Ten Types of Parenting Attention

Four Holiday Games for Surviving Your Toddlers

The Professional Parent's Guide to 3 Things You Never Knew You'd Get Used To

A Parent's Thank You Letter to Skyline Chili

I Didn't Expect to Cry at Preschool Drop-Off

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