greetings & salutations from the editor of Picture Soup!

PictureSoup_logoHello and welcome from the editor of the blog. is the online destination for your [photo] imagination. If you’re a professional photographer—whether you have been doing so for only a short time or decades—you’ve come to the right place for photography tips, techniques, marketing and business best practices, gear reviews and photography inspiration.

The editorial genius (executive chef) here at is Diane Berkenfeld.

Diane has been a pro photographer for 20 years, and covering the photography industry for the last 10 for such publications as Studio Photography magazine, where she was the editor, and Photo Trade News (PTN) magazine, also as the editor. She has also been published in Professional Photographer magazine, website, Photo Industry Reporter, PIR PMA Show Daily, Distinction magazine, and others. Diane is presently a Consumer Content Specialist at Nikon, working on the camera company’s website.

Some of the specials we’re planning include:

Special of the Day — special blog post of the day

Gear — new product announcements

Product Reviews — reviews of photographic hardware and software

Book Reviews — reviews of photo books – including business, technique, art, how-to titles

And much more to come…

Drop us an email at and let us know what you’d like to see here in PictureSoup.