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When on location conditions are not always optimal. For this shoot with the amazing Jennifer Roberts we where faced with a low ceiling, huge floor to ceiling windows and a narrow room. Because Jennifer is like 5’10″ and I wanted to upshoot her to create a bit of drama and a feeling of sitting in […]
Subscribe to my podcast on iTunes or via the direct link. Our first episode is the follow up to the Windy Day episode. I show you how we took the 3 different sessions and composited the photographs into one image for a March magazine cover using Adobe Photoshop CS5. I would love to get your […]
Photography is latin for ‘drawing with light’ but light is the most overlooked aspect in amateur photography. Every great photo is a masterful application of light whether intentional or accidental. When I make a photograph I first ask what is the intention? How do I want the viewer to feel about the subject? Then I […]
Congratulations to Joel on being selected as the featured artist for Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2: The Artist Exposure Series. If you have not seen his landscape work, it is in a word… stunning! His skill with long exposure and composition is only second to his humility.
Ninety percent of small businesses fail within the first two years. With few exceptions, working for free is the fastest way for freelance photographers to become part of this 90 percent. Here are a few excuses I’ve heard for working for free, along with my responses: I’m trying to get into concert photography, so when […]
“Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens” Now Available on iTunes December 16th, 2010 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens, the latest documentary by Barbara Leibovitz, is now available from the iTunes Movie Store. The title is available as a rental for $2.99 and can be purchased for $9.99. A preview of the movie is also […]
Video isn’t just for camcorders anymore. Most new point-and-shoot cameras, DSLRs, and smartphones now shoot quality standard and high definition video. Unfortunately, basic video techniques aren’t as widely known as still photo skills.
As stated earlier I am a bit compulsive. I was brought up to believe that you can learn anything if you apply yourself and that anything worth doing was worth doing right. So since beginning my pursuit of photography professionally a year ago I have tried to absorb every bit of knowledge on the subject […]