About Digital Photography Tips

The Better Digital Photography Tips website is a free resource for you to dive into anytime you want. Unlike your own human photography mentor, who is not always available, this photography tips website is open 24 hours every day, 7 days each week, and 365 days a year.


I want you to be inspired about your photography as much as I am. Ever since my cancer diagnosis, I've had a burning desire to have a positive impact on the world before I die. It sounds corny, but I honestly believe photography is a powerful communication tool that we can use for the betterment of the world. I hope you'll join me!

You and I, we're very fortunate to be able to use really advanced camera equipment and software to create truly stunning photography. You can use your unique viewpoint, apply the information from this website, work your magic with decent camera equipment and you can take photos that matter.

who runs the Better-digital-photo-tips.com website?

The CEO, President, head writer, lone photographer, and chief camera lens cleaner, Bruce Lovelace.

Bruce Lovelace, the traveling photographerPhoto of me, taken during a workshop in West Virginia.

Shockingingly, it's not a staff of professional writers, internet gurus, or website designers. It's mostly just me, Bruce Lovelace, the camera geek. I plastered my photo all over the website, so you could see I am a real photographer, not a professional web guy.

I do have a confession, though. I started the website with this crazy idea that I could make money by blogging about photography. Oh boy! Ever have one of those clarifying moments when you found out you were in way over your head? Well, let's just say it's been an interesting journey, but more on that later. First, why should you listen to my thoughts about photography and camera gear?

what's in it for you?

This is the place you can learn a lot and improve your photography dramatically. You can learn to take jaw-dropping photographs, no really you can! Will it happen instantly? Of course. I've been working on improving my photography for over 50 years. It does take some time. But, the tools you have at your disposal are good plentiful.

What's the magic formula? It's simple math. Add these 3 components together and your percentage of successful photos will multiply.

  1. INFORMATION. Absorb a little photography knowledge from watching and reading.
  2. EQUIPMENT. Use the right camera equipment.
  3. ACTION. You learn best by doing. Add in your own vision and press the shutter button.

My mission for the website is to inspire people with the magic of digital photography. Yeah, you read that right my friend. I said the magic of digital photography. You  see, it's like this. My photography started in a darkroom with a yellow safelight, negatives, chemicals, and an enlarger. It was a serious undertaking.

Digital photography is so convenient. To me, it truly is magical. You get instant feedback, you can modify it instantly, and you can share your photographs with the entire world instantly and for free. My own personal mission is to inspire you to use photography to have a positive impact on the world.

am i qualified to post about digital photography techniques and equipment?

I don't know. You can be the judge on that one. If I were looking to teach at a university and applied for a job as a photography professor, here's what I would highlight on my resume:

  • I used my first camera when I was 10 years old in 1969. Have likely used over 2 dozen different cameras over the last 48 years.
  • Had a black and white darkroom in my basement with all the chemicals, trays, and an enlarger when I was in middle school.
  • I Expanded it to a fully equipped color darkroom and used that throughout the high school and college.
  • Graduated from college with a bachelor of sciences degree in professional photography.
  • Worked for a portrait company for 9 years.
  • Opened my own portrait photography business in 1994.
  • This photography blog started in 2007 and now I inspire photographers with workshops for both pre-teens and adults.

a few favorite photos to inspire you 

Get inspired and to enjoy a few recent photos I've taken recently and added to my Pinterest page. Feel free to add your favorite your own Pinterest board.

I have various galleries of some of my work, spread out on various platforms. In addition to the ones scattered all over this website, you can see  more of my images on various other platforms:

how i keep this photography website going

It takes a lot of time to cover the new options with camera equipment as well as a lot of effort update some of the older articles. I'm like you-busy with lots of activities, so I can use all the help I get. Here's how you can help.

  • If you find something that comes up short in your expectations, or you have a specific question you need answered, you can let me know here and I can answer you directly or write an entire new article that answers your question.
  • If you'd like to post an article to this website relating to digital photography you can learn how to do that here.

There's a third way you can help. I receive a little income when you make a purchase-usually photography related products-after clicking on one of the links to a photography retailer. Those links are called affiliate links. If you're considering ordering something from a retailer, please use one of those links.

As an example, see this search box for Amazon ----->

If you use it, and are shopping for something, and decide to buy ANYTHING, I get a little financial thank you from Amazon. It costs you nothing and it won't earn me boatloads of cash, but every little bit helps and I do appreciate it.

Some of the other posts on this site have other affiliate links to other sellers like ebay, Adorama, and DPS. It works the same way. If you use any one of them it costs you nothing, but it helps me.

Better-digital-photo-tips.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

the best digital photography tip

SHOOT. SHOOT. SHOOT.  Like any other profession or hobby, the more you participate, then the more you will learn. You can only get so much benefit from reading my rantings and the tips on photography from other sources. The single best way to improve is to practice, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring.

Unlike practicing good dental hygiene by brushing regularly, you can make digital photography fun. I guarantee you when you see an amazing photograph taken by a professional photographer, that successful photo was preceded by many other not-so-successful photographs first.

Use the search box below to find any topic on this website or check out the links below my signature.

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Article published by Bruce Lovelace


Bruce is the publisher of Better Digital Photo Tips. Read more on the About Page. He's been known as The Traveling Photographer ever since he started his location photography business in 1994.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram.   Visit the Facebook Page. Watch him on YouTube.  Bruce runs photo workshops for kids and adults, and provides one on one digital photography coaching.

p.s. You can also help me by sharing an article or any photo on this site by "socializing" it on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social media, email, or webpage. As I finish this article, like many of the posts on the website I give you some sound advice: 

Stay Inspired. Keep shooting. Keep learning.

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