Create A Beautiful Gallery With WordPress’ Jetpack Plugin

Create A Beautiful Gallery With WordPress’ Jetpack Plugin

With each update to Wordpress, the features get better and better. The Jetpack plugin by the creators of Wordpress is the same way. One of the recent additions to the Jetpack plugin turns the boring stock Wordpress gallery feature into something useful and potentially beautiful. For a few years, I have been a huge proponent of NextGen Gallery for creating image galleries on Wordpress. I find myself with less use for the additional plugin overhead when nice galleries are so easy to come by with features in the Jetpack plugin that I'm already…Read more
Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: Mail Online

Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: Mail Online

Here is a little bit of inspiration to create beauty with your camera. You can make beautiful things in Photoshop, but sometimes it's even better to take pictures of beautiful things. This woman was inspired and it shows through with her attention to the details and the results are incredible looking. Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: heart-breakingly beautiful photographic series in memory of an extraordinary life | Mail OnlineRead more
Scott Jarvie

Scott Jarvie

I love Scott Jarvie's story. His tale of following photography down an unknown road into a lifelong passion for taking pictures is encouraging and inspiring. Check out Scott Jarvie's story here. Another surprising thing about Scott is that he speaks at least 5 languages. Wow! One of my favorite things about Scott is his willingness to pour into other photographers. His site lists a great set of photographers who've interned or been taught by Scott. From Scott's bio: I taught myself over the course of several years. I put in crazy amounts of…Read more
Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart is the man. Amazing with a camera, and a compassionate philanthropist. To hear of the extensive charity work he's done, you'd wonder where he finds the time to make a living. Look at all of the things he's started or been a part of such as Help-Portrait, Voices of Haiti, and even his Lifefinder Tour.┬áThen look at his portfolio. He's photographed some huge names and beautiful people. Definitely don't stop at the pictures of the celebrities though. Some of his best work is with the people that are too often neglected.…Read more
Zack Arias

Zack Arias

I first learned of Zack Arias from his seminar on CreativeLive.com. The part that impacted me the most was his story of how he got started, and how much ingenuity he had in the marketing arena. He told of how he wanted to photograph bands, so he went to a meeting where bands would get together. In order to get his name out, he sponsored one of the meetings and bought beer, then he poured the beer and handed out business cards with every cup of beer, introducing himself and getting to know…Read more
Facebook Adds Fullscreen Options To Photos

Facebook Adds Fullscreen Options To Photos

Facebook has been a player in the social arena for a while now. It has had its strengths and weaknesses, but has a serious user base. Google+ is a little newer on the block, but jumped in with some really great features, many of which really cater to the photographers. I really haven't picked a horse in this race yet, but I definitely love seeing the competition. It pushes both sides to be inventive. While it does seem like a response to some of the features that Google+ has presented, Facebook is finally…Read more
How To Use Photos To Sell More Online | Smashing Magazine

How To Use Photos To Sell More Online | Smashing Magazine

Photography often begins with some experimentation and then the joy of finding beauty in the images that emerge. At some point you've gotten to the point where the pictures you get are worth money to someone and you're ready to make a go of "professional photography". What happens if you don't want to shoot weddings or crying children? There is a whole world of things to take pictures of and just as many people trying to sell something. Photography sell things, particularly in an internet driven world that often buys without ever seeing…Read more
Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is one of the greats. You've probably already seen some of his work in magazine ads or commercials, his camera work is nothing short of creative genius. If you're ever looking for a shot of creative inspiration, look to his extensive collection of Youtube videos. The other wonderful thing that Chase has brought us is CreativeLive.com. CreativeLive streams photography seminars of all sorts, free to view if you can catch it live, and at a reasonable rate if you'd like a copy after the fact. They've hosted a number of amazing…Read more
My Favorite Idaho Landscape Photographers

My Favorite Idaho Landscape Photographers

Here is a small selection from 3 of my favorite landscape photographers in Idaho. I follow all three of them on Flickr and would definitely recommend you check out their sets there. This is a tiny taste of some serious talent shown in their galleries. Zeb Palmer Charles Knowles Dylan MacMasterRead more
A Snowboarding Jump Photography Roundup

A Snowboarding Jump Photography Roundup

It's winter, but it doesn't show it much here this year. The snow has been a bit absent. With the cold comes a desire to slide on the snow, but I'm not feeling fulfilled in that area this year. Since I can't be doing it, I may as well try to feel the thrill through the lenses of others. So here are a few of the great shots I found around of snowboarders flying freely.Read more