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On The Topic Of Photography

Various stories or information sharing related to photography

Indoors or Gloomy Days, Guide to Kickstart Your Creativity

Today, I’m hoping to inspire you to keep photographing the world around you, even if that world is gloomy or indoors and the motivational wind has been knocked out of you.

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TTAL Shopping Ideas and Cautions For Your Holiday

In the U.S., today is the Thanksgiving holiday, a time to be thankful for all we have, those in our life and reflect on what’s important. For many, it’s also a day of American football-watching or the official kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. Some stores are open today to be followed by Black Friday, […]

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Exciting News About Tour Through A Lens!

  If you’re not following Tour Through A Lens on social media, you missed the exciting news this past week. No worries, I made a little video to share with you all! (No, I’m not reading a card. You’re allowed to chuckle…not too much. Videos make me nervous!)     I must say it again…Tour […]

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More Than A Photo…And Why It’s Important To Your Photography

Have you ever noticed how much you remember about a photo you took so long ago? Ever wonder why? Let’s start with a little exercise: Choose one photo from a trip or outing taken a year or longer ago and ask yourself Where was I? What stopped me to take this photo? Who was I […]

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How To Hold Your Camera Properly And 3 Reasons It Matters

Nearly all of my clients hear me use the phrase “Cradle your lens” when we’re out on a tour and, if they’re reading this, they’re probably laughing a little like we do when they hear me softly remind them. What does the phrase mean? Well let’s start by assessing how you currently hold your camera when […]

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An Excellent Resource to Learn Photography!

(This post contains affiliate links and, if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, I will receive compensation from the corresponding companies.) Often, my tour clients, friends and colleagues hear me recommending CreativeLive as an excellent resource of online workshops to learn or improve photography skills or even learn about the business side. […]

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What Genre(s) of Photos Do You Think You Take?

  If I were to ask what genre(s) of photos you think you take, what would you say? Let me help you out with a list: Portraits Weddings Events Sports Street / Urban Fine Art Macro Landscapes Family Travel Abstract Stills Motion Architecture ..the list could go on. Now, I’ll ask, what genre(s) of photos […]

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TTAL Special Edition: Happy Birthday, Chicago!

It has been 180 years since Chicago incorporated as a city, and what a city it is! Being 180 years old is considered young for those of you in other parts of the world where your buildings or monuments date back hundreds and hundreds of years, but Chicago has not wasted any time making its […]

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Inspire With Photography

Today, I made a retail clerk smile and look at her job differently. How? I started talking about how I had left my camera at home and was desperately wishing I could take photos of her makeup/perfume counter displays. She asked ‘why?’ with a suspicious look on her face and in her tone. I began […]

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Why Are We So Drawn To Photographing Winter?

Have you ever noticed humans are obsessed with capturing photos in the Winter, whether photographer or not? These days, evidence of this can be found on social media, news or countless blog articles. What’s the reason, you might wonder? After all, many of us complain about the mess snow and ice makes of our homes, […]

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