How to Travel Light with Photo Gear – Free Quick Guide

Hello & good day! Do you have some travel plans? When photographers travel, we love shooting pictures. However, there is a dilemma we all have faced… Hauling all of that gear around can be tedious and often unproductive. Travel photographer Karthika Gupta has written us a free quick guide on how to think through your…

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Stages of a Food Photography Shoot – Free Quick Guide

Food photography used to be a highly specialized genre. However, with the advent of affordable high-quality cameras and easy to access to high-level photo editing software, it has become the realm of virtually all photographers. Who among us has never taken a picture of some food? I would be willing to bet that almost no…

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3 Lighting Tips for Portrait Photography – Free Quick Guide

How are you, friend? Keeping that camera clicking, I hope. Today, I want to talk to you about taking pictures of people. A lot of photographers shy away from photographing people. One of the reasons that we hear consistently from Photzy members is that they are afraid that acquiring the necessary gear (to do a…

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6 Tips to Make Your Clouds Appear Dramatic

Let’s face it – amazing clouds are everyone’s favorite! Amazing clouds bring a lot of attention to your images. The question is…. How do you capture amazing clouds in your photographs? It seems like it should be easy. However, it isn’t. What often happens with clouds is that the scene is outside of the dynamic…

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Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions – Free Quick Guide

When something makes a task faster and easier, it should also be better! Right? So why is it that many photographers find Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions confusing? I have to be honest. I find them confusing! The preset and action tools can make your post-production life much easier. BUT… You do need to understand…

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9 Prep Tips: So That You’re Always Ready

None of us likes the idea of missing that special shot. However, it happens. This week professional photographer Chuck Haacker gives you his nine favorite tips for always being ready to “Get The Shot” no matter what. Don’t miss this quick and super informative information… That might just get you your next award-winning picture! Photo…

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Lens Corrections – Not Just for Straightening Images – Free Quick Guide

I know a lot of you out there enjoy the technical side of photography, but you also like being creative. This week, you are going to LOVE the topic of our free guide. Plus, we have a new writer. His name is Paul McKeen. Paul is just like you. He enjoys the tech and the…

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Photography DIY – Free Quick Guide

How is your photography coming along? I hope you’re having fun, learning, and taking amazing pictures. Today, the topic of my email is all about saving money! Not a bad topic, right? We all want to save money. In photography, a huge expense is gear. Yet, we want the gear, as it helps us to…

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How Photography Has Influenced My Life and What It Can Do For You – Free Quick Guide

Have you ever really sat down and thought about what photography means to you? Have you thought about how photography came into your life? Have you contemplated where you are now with it, and where it might take you in the future? I posed those questions to photographer and writer Chuck Haacker. Chuck spent quite…

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The Sharpening Conundrum – Free Quick Guide

I don’t believe that there is any other aspect of digital photography that confuses more photographers than the topic of “image sharpening”. At Photzy, we receive daily emails asking… These are just a handful of the questions that come to us on the topic of sharpening. I’m not joking. My email in-box is overflowing with…

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