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How not to DIY your own wedding album - Milwaukee wedding photographer

June 12, 2017 - Kind of on the fence about getting a wedding album? The Knot’s “How to Make a Wedding Photo Album” article (link) lays o...
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If You Don't Do This at a Bridal Show, You've Wasted Your Ticket

March 19, 2016 - I don't blame you for filling that bridal show bag with every freebie you can get your hands on, even if you throw it al...
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12 Wedding Show Hacks for Brides (and Grooms) to Get More Done

January 02, 2016 - Make your next visit to any Wisconsin bridal show a breeze and get more done once you know the top 12 hacks. Download m...
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3 Reasons First Look Shots Fail at Weddings, and How to Make Them Better

December 18, 2015 - www.canstockphoto.com used with permission. Nothing kills a first look like a photographer, bride and groom who have no...
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5 Tips for the Best Wedding Preparation Photos

June 10, 2015 - 1. Preparation coverage is valuable because it helps tell a complete story of your day and will include some of the most...
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Learn How to Get Correct Exposure With Joel's Expose Like the Pros Workshops

September 16, 2014 - Get the foundations you need to consistently make images look the way you want with "Expose Like the Pros" workshops by...
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Three Ways to Instantly Get Exact Exposure

March 31, 2014 - As exact exposure remains a struggle for many hobbyists when it doesn't need to, it occurs to me that a few quick rules...
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Why Photography Is so Easy to Do yet Difficult to Master

February 17, 2014 - Photography has an inherent false ease of entry. Without understanding anything, you can pick up a camera and make a pic...
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Top 5 DSLR Myths and Sales Pitches Debunked

January 06, 2014 - Combating myths in photography is an ongoing challenge, as marketing and misguided perceptions have created illusions so...
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Hiking and Photographing Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park

August 09, 2013 - One of the best things to do in Glacier National Park is the Hidden Lake trail, which leads 1.5 miles into the wildernes...
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Photographing and Preserving the Moulton Barns in Grand Teton National Park

August 02, 2013 - After photographing the Moulton barns in Grand Teton National Park this July, I became fascinated with these iconic piec...
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It's Coming... New Image of Tetons and Snake River

August 01, 2013 - I'm saving the best for last, which is why I'm unveiling my newest image of the Tetons and Snake River one slice at a ti...
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Grand Prismatic Hot Spring in Yellowstone

August 01, 2013 - I'm presenting my new images in no particular order, except to build suspense for the best images of the Tetons. For now...
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Photographing Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park

July 31, 2013 - Yellowstone Falls is one of the most photographed locations in Yellowstone National Park. This view is from Artist Point...
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It's OK to Stand Where Ansel Adams Stood

July 29, 2013 - When photographing some of the most iconic landscapes this July in the Tetons, I was excited with what I was able to ach...
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Saving Money With Cheap Photographers Is an Expensive Mistake

July 09, 2013 - It's the day you've been dreaming of. You've invested so much time and money into the invitations, the dress, the flower...
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How to Get Amazing Fireworks Photographs

July 08, 2013 - Fireworks photography is one of the themes just about every photographer tries to shoot. But beginners struggle because...
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Professional Photography Secrets

June 17, 2013 - Are you frustrated with photography? Is your camera acting more like a slot machine than a creative storytelling tool? P...
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Get Better Close-Up Pictures of Birds

May 13, 2013 - This wasn't planned, but recently a female cardinal started building a nest on top of outdoor lights over our deck in th...
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Judging the Edgar G. Mueller Photo Contest

May 01, 2013 - I love photography and being involved in as much of it as I can, so judging the Edgar G. Mueller photo contest for the L...
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Photographing Colorful Hawaii

April 25, 2013 - What an amazing journey. I've seen fantastic places, but none like Hawaii. The combination of tropical beauty and soarin...
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Changing Layer Thumbnail Size in Photoshop CS6

March 04, 2013 - How to change layer thumbnail sizes in Adobe Photoshop CS6. I provide Photoshop and Lightroom demonstrations for photogr...
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Advanced Non-Destructive Erasing in Photoshop CS6

February 12, 2013 - Discover how to more effectively and flexibly erase in Adobe Photoshop CS6. This technique applies to any version of Pho...
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Understanding How TTL Flash Photography Works

January 08, 2013 - Flash exposure -- just those two words are enough to boggle even advanced amateurs. But when you understand how flash wo...
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DSLR Camera Buying Tips -- A Quick and Dirty Guide

December 13, 2012 - When the unwrapping is done, and the snaps begin, I want you or that gift recipient to get the most out of that new DSLR...
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Use In-camera Enhancements to Boost Image Quality Instantly

April 24, 2012 - How do you get colors to pop, intricate details to sing, and an image with real punch? Photoshop isn't always the answer...
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Use a Snoot (Powersnoot) to Control and Sculpt Light

April 19, 2012 - A single spotlight on your subject can be very dramatic, highlighting the model but not affecting the background. But yo...
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