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Changing Colors

March 23, 2018 - Sometimes you take a shot and later see that the color harmony is just not there. Maybe there’s a dominance of deep brow...
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What is Chromatic Aberration?

March 23, 2018 - Have you ever shot an image only to have those pesky blue, green, or purple halos around the edges of some elements in t...
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A Basic Review of How Cameras and Lenses Work

January 18, 2018 - Whether you are just beginning in your photography or a seasoned veteran it’s good to get a grip on how cameras and lens...
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Key Principles to a Good Portrait

January 12, 2018 - There are so many things involved to creating a good portrait that it will be hard to include everything in a single pos...
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Principles of Shooting With Flash

January 11, 2018 - Before we begin to specifically talk about flash, we should have a short discussion about light in general. There are th...
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How F-Stops work

September 08, 2015 - So you're always hearing photographers talk about stops of light and making changes to exposure based on that to get cer...
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Should I Use The Light Meter in Camera or Do I Need an Incidence Meter?

August 15, 2015 - Whether to use the meter provided by your camera or use another light meter is one more topic many photographers have di...
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Using Constant Lighting vs Strobes vs Speed Lights in the Studio

August 10, 2015 - When determining your studio lighting there are a multitude of lighting options to choose from. Usually the first consid...
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Shoot in Auto Mode? Really?

June 15, 2015 - Last August I talked about using automatic modes and how many professionals use them to enhance their artistic results....
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Adding Shadows to Subjects in a Composite

January 15, 2015 - When building a composite you always have to pay attention to the direction of light. It just doesn't work if the light...
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JPEG vs Raw - A Hot Topic

November 14, 2014 - Everybody has an opinion and I'm no exception. What I'd like to do is present the advantages and disadvantages of both s...
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What is the Cam Ranger and Why Should You Want One?

October 31, 2014 - If you haven't heard of the Cam Ranger you really should do a little research on it. I learned about this little jewel a...
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Shooting Indoor Concerts and Plays

September 15, 2014 - One of the events I have been involved in over the last few years is shooting high school plays. Since these are high sc...
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So What's All the Fuss About Sunny 16

August 31, 2014 - You may have heard of the Sunny 16 rule that many photographers use as a guideline for exposure. This rule can be used a...
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Real Photographers Shoot Only in Manual Mode, NOT!!

August 18, 2014 - So if you shoot in one of the Auto Modes does it mean you're not a professional? The answer is a big and unequivocal "NO...
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What's All This About White Balance?

July 31, 2014 - Have you ever taken a picture and asked yourself, "Why is there a blue cast on this image. There wasn't any blue in the...
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How to Make Your Outdoor Portraits Look Great

June 30, 2014 - There are a few tried and true rules regarding outdoor portraits. First, don't shoot in direct sunlight. There are a lot...
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How to get that smooth shiny look on a landscape photo

June 12, 2014 - So I've been asked a few times how I get that silky and shiny look on a landscape image, particularly when water is invo...
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