Stop Paying for Stock Photos and Take Your Own!

Are you spending lots of money on stock photos every week for your blog? Check out these ideas for photos you can take yourself, and build your own library of blog photos.

I love pretty pictures and creating great graphics to go along with my blog posts. Sometimes I have the perfect image in mind for the background of an graphic, and I can go straight to the search field on Canva and find it. Other times I know I’ll need a stock image, because I have […]

How to Take the Best Picture with Your Phone: Cell Phone Photography Tips

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When was the last time you had out the “real” camera? In today’s day and age, your at-the-ready cell phone camera is probably the go-to camera for capturing those unmissable moments, but how do you take a great cell phone picture? With a few cell phone photography tips in your back pocket, you can take […]

3 Tips for Photographing Your Everyday Life

Our lives are made up of small moments strung together. Use these tips to inspire you when you are photographing your everyday life, and hold on to all the small moments.

Our daily life is made up of small moments that, when put together, form lifelong memories. I love documenting my everyday! It is the ordinary, everyday things that tell my story. Photographing Your Everyday Life If you often find yourself in a rut when photographing your everyday life, here are a few tips to help […]

7 Tips For Awesome Product Photography For Your Blog

Bloggers often have to take photographs of products for their blog. These seven product photography tips will help you get the best shots that your sponsors will love! | Blogging Tip

I know as bloggers, we all work hard to make sure we get our photos just right for our blog posts. Most of us don’t have professional studios and have to work with what we have! As a Photography blogger, I get asked a lot of questions about product photography. I’ve learned a few photography […]

What Is Aperture And How Do I Control It?

Learn how to use control aperture to take your best pictures | photography tips

Humans are visual creatures thriving from the visual delights in our everyday existences. We naturally seek out images that delight, inspire, or for some, horrify. Regardless of the subject, we want to look at interesting images. This is never truer than in the world of blogging. Certainly blogging is about great content but the other […]

5 Ideas To Document Your Baby’s Growth With Photographs

Looking for creative ways to document your baby's growth in the first year? We have five fun photography ideas you will love!

While it seems like a big task to document your baby’s growth through monthly pictures, it really just requires a lot of persistence and determination. Keeping a photographic record of those early stages in their lives is simply invaluable. They only stay little for a short time, and capturing those precious moments with your camera […]

Which Camera Lens Is Right For You?

5 questions to help you determine which camera lens to buy for your DSLR. Plus a great overview of different lens types and terms.

Without a doubt, the right camera lens is important to your photography journey. There’s a joke that no matter how many lenses a photographer has, they will always want more. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said to my husband, “If I just get xyz lens, I’ll be truly satisfied with my collection!” Truthfully, I probably […]

How To Create GIFs Of Your Kids The Easy Way

Learn how to create awesome GIF images of your kids the easy way!

I am not even close to what I would call a photographer, but I have fallen in love with taking pictures of my family.  But my girls are ACT-IVE, I mean constantly on the move.  And getting great photos of my kids that capture their true essence is really difficult. I either get the cheesy […]

How To Start A Photography Business

Learn exactly what you need to start a photography business.

Many bloggers work hard to learn how to use their cameras, and find that they have a real gift for photography. It is a natural progression to think about making money with those skills. But just having a camera isn’t enough if you want to start a professional photography business. How To Start A Photography […]

Tips For Photographing Toddlers

Tips for photographing toddlers.

Like clockwork, nearly every time I photograph a family with a toddler or two in the mix, the parents turn to me at the end and ask, “Was this the hardest photo session you’ve ever had? Were our kids the worst behaved you’ve ever seen” And the answer is always no. Perhaps at some point […]

How To Use Overlays In PicMonkey To Make The Text On Your Pictures Pop

How To Use Overlays In PicMonkey

An important piece to making pinnable images is adding text to your pictures. But what do you do when the background of the photo is busy and your text doesn’t show up well? We have your answer! Learn how to use overlays in Pickmonkey to make your text pop. How To Use Overlays In PicMonkey […]

Best Of SITS 2014: Social Media, Photography, and Blogging Tips


We took a look back at all the posts published on SITS last year, and put together a list of The Best Of SITS 2014. From posts that got the most social shares or comments, to ones that we just really loved, this is a great overview of our social media, photography, and blogging tips. Social Media, […]

Low Light Photography Tips for the Holidays

From Christmas light twinkles to the bokeh effect, these tips will help you take amazing picture this holiday season. Even those low-light indoors pictures will turn out well with these photography tips.

The holidays are upon us which means it’s time to perfect our low light photography skills. Shooting indoor without a flash can be challenging at first, but don’t let that stop you from getting the gorgeous holiday photographs you desire. With these simple low light photography tips for the holidays, you’re sure to capture all […]

How Blogging Has Empowered Me As A Photographer

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Blogging is a powerful tool that photographers should utilize to connect with their audience. Being a photographer myself, I understand the importance of blogging and how it benefits my business. How Blogging Has Empowered Me As A Photographer I started writing blog posts simply because I wanted to connect with my brides, and share tips […]

9 Food Presentation Tips

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You invent a delicious recipe. Then you take the time to write it down and add an engaging story so it can be a great blog post. But do your pictures measure up to your food and word creations? Not always. These tips will help you to think of new food styling ideas so your […]

Tips For Photographing Your Own Kids


We all like to have our children’s childhoods documented in some way or another. We love having something to look back at and recall those special moments that we experienced. The best way to do this is by photographing kids in their natural states. Tips For Photographing Kids Whether you are a photographer, or just someone […]

8 Tips for Taking Better Smart Phone Photos

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Your smartphone is probably the camera you most often have with you, and the one that is easiest to access at a moment’s notice. Smartphone cameras are convenient, but they don’t always take the best pictures. These phone photography tips will help you change that, and make your spur of the moment pictures even better. […]

How To Get A White Background In Styled Pictures

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There are times when you need to photograph an object with a plain, white background, especially when you are a blogger. But those pictures have a tendency to come out grey, no matter how crisp and white the background was in person. Photography Tip: How To Get A White Background Have you taken a fabulous food, […]

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