Author Archives: Tiffany Mueller

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About Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a professional music and fine art photographer. She has been published in multiple publications including magazines, art journals, and various photography books. She blogs at Life Is Unabridged.

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Groninger Museum by Bert Kaufmann on Flickr

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don’t know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips to get you started on the path to compelling photographs. They are appropriate for all skill levels of photographers and can be adapted to just about any […]

How to Jumpstart Your Photography With Self Assignments

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As photographers who wish to improve our art, chances are we always looking for opportunities to practice our craft. The problem is, our practice sessions are not always very educational. While we may have the best intentions, without a little planning, we may not be getting everything we could be from our time spent behind […]

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer

Forest Dream by VinothChandar on Flickr

We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our skills we have to regularly challenge ourselves. Challenges may not always present themselves to us, we have to go looking for them, create them. We must be constructively […]

How to Organize a Successful Photowalk

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Photowalks are nothing new, anyone remotely interested in photography and with access to the internet has probably heard about one taking place somewhere in the world. Notable photographers like Scott Kelby, Trey Ratcliff, and Thomas Hawk are active participants and promoters of photowalks all around the world and their support has, undoubtedly, helped to increase the […]

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn’t just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying accomplish within a photograph, knowing which pattern to call on can help you achieve those results more effectively. For example, certain lighting patterns work better on masculine faces whereas others will best compliment feminine […]

How to Do Stop Motion Photography: An Introduction

In a perfect world the weather outside would always cooperate, if not invite us to get outdoors and take photographs. Unfortunately, that’s always going to be more of a pipe dream than a reality. Since I’ve been shooting the majority of my work outdoors lately, one of the main questions people ask me is what […]

Discovering The Art of Miniature Photography

"Swimming In The iPool" by JD Hancock on Flickr.

As someone who travels constantly as a way a life, I often find myself passing time in airports watching as other travelers pass by and wonder where they’re going. Occasionally, I’ll see a fellow photographer loaded down with tripods and camera cases and I can’t help but smile, not just because I can relate to […]

Getting Creative With A Lensbaby

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The Lensbaby lens systems have been around for a while now and as their use becomes more widespread, the quirky lensmaker continues to expand it’s inventory and win over the hearts of creative minded photographers all over the world. It’s no wonder why, their arsenal of gear leaves little to be desired in the eyes […]

Safely Photographing Volcanic Activity

"Volcanoes Halo" by Carol Patterson on Flickr.

As a photographer who calls Hawaii home, I can tell you with great certainty that there are not many things more spectacular than an active volcano. But, the countless photographic possibilities a volcano offers do not come without risk. As majestic as an erupting volcano may look, they can be incredibly dangerous to those wanting […]