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Photographing Flowers || Tips from Alberta Photographer

All content and images are Copyright © Diane Schuller. All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, download, or take screenshots. Thank you for respecting copyright. {These tips are provided as general interest plus as a service to my clients and the general public. Enjoy!} Flowers are such a popular subject to photograph, even when we’re in […]

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Taking Photos of Your Dog / Pet (Rewind Wednesday)

Kelly and Victoria at Design Ties are beginning a concept called Rewind Wednesday. The idea is to spend more time enjoying summer (away from the computer) therefore replaying a post from the archives on this day. I’ve decided to participate with their inaugural Rewind Wednesday. TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR DOG / PET (from April 7, […]

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Photographers: How to Approach Strangers

The first time I pointed my camera at a stranger and clicked the shutter, I simultaneously began to perspire and a feeling of near-panic came over me. I wondered if the person would stomp over and smash my camera, or scream at me, or who-knows-what. Well none of those things happened and I’m now more […]

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Wedding Photo DIY

On Monday I booked my first wedding. I’m both excited and full of anxiety — but more excitement than anything. Up until now I have had a firm policy that I will not do weddings. I tell people, and also have that statement on my website, that I don’t do weddings and strongly recommend hiring […]

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Starting Photography as a Business: Mistakes to Avoid

Recently I visited and read posts at two different photography-based discussion groups. I ended up shaking my head in amazement as I read some of the posts in which individuals related experiences they have had with their first photo shoots. So why did I shake my head as I read these posts? What it boils […]

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Taking Pictures of Your Dog / Pet

Taking pictures of your dog, cat, or other pets are often similar to taking photos of your children. As promised here are a few simple, yet basic, aspects to keep in mind when taking pictures of your family dog(s). If there is interest, in future I can provide information to address more advanced approaches. These […]

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