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I started this website two and a half years ago. Although it took a while to take off, it became pretty successful and pretty popular in 2011. Unfortunately, Google giveth and Google taketh away, and the site has become very unpopular and unsuccessful in Google search over the course of the past year. After much…

10 February 2013 0 comments Random Thoughts

Well, it took a while, but the New Jersey Department of Revenue finally got back to me. I e-mailed them back in April to get some clarification regarding when photographers should charge sales tax (). My general problem was this. The publication on sales and use tax listed photographic services…

It’s spring break, and that means…. spring cleaning! I’ve been meaning to do some housekeeping around here for a while now, and now that I’ve gotten around to starting I realize it was long overdue. I redesigned the theme, adjusted the ads, and fixed a few things earlier this year,…

These days, every one and their mother has a nice digital camera. People assume that a nice camera automatically leads to nice pictures. It’s just that simple, right? Heck, this blog is about how to use your digital SLR camera to take professional pictures. So why should you pay $50,…

09 February 2012 0 comments Random Thoughts

For the past few weeks, I’ve working on some SEO for this site. I just realized that, although this site is over a year old, I never claimed it on my profile in Technorati. Oops… So, this quick post has a simple purpose. I need to insert this code – G75ZCYP56J99…

04 February 2012 0 comments Random Thoughts

So a while back, I with my friend’s Olympus FE-4020. It’s been a great little camera, and she loves the color. But, when she came back from a trip to Florida it wouldn’t work. The lens was stuck open, it wouldn’t move in and out, and it made a funny…

18 September 2011 0 comments Random Thoughts

Suppose you decide you want to pursue a side business as a photographer. You’re not ready to dive in and open a studio full time, but you want to be able to take clients and do sessions or projects from time to time. One problem you’ll run up against is…

05 September 2011 1 comment Random Thoughts

I’ve been working on small websites for the past five or six years, and in that time I’ve used two web hosts. I started with IX Webhosting, and I left at the end of my second year. I would not recommend them at all. The next host I found, on…

28 August 2011 1 comment Random Thoughts

There are a couple of concerns you may have when comparing different printers. But, at some point, you probably want to think about the bottom line. How much is it going to cost to print? The best way to compare printers on this metric is to devise some kind of…

For the rest of the summer, I’m going to experiment with a new posting schedule. I want to stick with the basic schedule of posting once a day (unless an idea needs to be broken down into multiple posts), but I want a little more structure to the topics that…

04 August 2011 6 comments Random Thoughts

About Digital Photography How To

Digital Photography How To is intended to be a guide to people learning how to use their digital SLR cameras. Three years ago, I had never picked up a camera; now, I produce a yearbook every year and I moonlight as a professional photographer.

I write this website to share what I've learned in that time. The topics will range from truly beginners topics, to tutorials for post processing, to resources for yearbook and graphic design, to thoughts on transitioning from a hobbyist to a professional. Keep up to date by subscribing to the RSS feed.

About the Author

Digital Photography How To is written by Brian Rock. In addition to being a photographer, he's an educator. He teaches high school history, he's the advisor of the school yearbook, and he trains his kids to do all of the photography for the yearbook.

You can connect with him directly on Google Plus.