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Encountering Space: Travels with the Hasselblad CFV-39

Pittsburgh-based photographer Tom Persinger's latest photographic project "Encountering Space: The Fire Lookouts of Montana" took him into the backcountry of the rugged Rocky Mountains. Working miles away from the nearest road, carrying all of his photographic gear as well as overnight supplies, he made photographs of the people who staff fire lookout towers, and the majestic scenery in which they're isolated for days at a time.


How to Use Color in Your Portraits

Most of my clients prefer at least some color studies during their session, and I love working with the complete palette that life has to offer. The process of selecting backgrounds to bring out a child’s eye color, or using color to create harmony between siblings, fuels my artistic passion.



Who Says Photography is a Piece of Cake?

Photography is tough work! With the advent of DSLRs and studio software, it’s easier than ever for a novice to take quality pictures without any formal training. People without the requisite creativity, training, and business acumen are calling themselves professional photographers. We asked some famous photographers what advice they would give these people, and what the most trying aspect of the photography business is for them.

Photo by fsumaria

Thinking Ahead

We need to be on the lookout for photographs that aren't yet available, but soon may be. 

We get a good composition when the right combination of subject matter and light coalesces in the viewfinder. Subjects are often moving. Light is often changing. We need to be thinking ahead to avoid missing shots.


HDSLRs vs Camcorders: Some Basic Pros and Cons to Help You Choose

There are probably many of you who are confused about whether to purchase an HDSLR or a traditional camcorder. The choice can be confusing, but this posting will list many of the pros and cons of both, to help make the decision a bit easier. If you're interested, you can also browse through our entire HDSLR guide, featuring sections from industry-leading cinematographers.

Not Your Everyday Holiday Photos

The holidays are coming up! We've got some great holiday offers available right now, but you'll need to find a way to make the most of that new purchase. If you'd like to take better holiday photos, then here are some great tips from Olympus Visionary Jay Kinghorn.

Photographing Indoor Events: The Need For Speed

Indoor photography is always challenging. But standing head and shoulders above the rest in difficulty is the challenge of photographing large indoor events well. Rare is the well-lit auditorium, cafeteria or high school gym. Even most college sports venues aren't lit well enough to make life easy. In this article, I'll give you some tips on how to record events indoors effectively, whether they are your kid's sports, a concert, an exhibit or tradeshow that you need to chronicle...

Five Quick Tips For Getting Started in Macro Photography

Have you ever looked at macro images in National Geographic and wanted to shoot images just like that? There is a lot to learn before you can capture shots like that. Take a look at these tips on how to get your feet wet.

Image by WilliamCho

Mirrorless Cameras

The word "downsizing" has good and bad connotations nowadays, depending on the context in which it's used. When used to describe camera gear, it's a good term, especially with the advent of  mirrorless camera systems.

Into an Empty Place

Things start to go wrong before the sun is up. Some photographic outings are like that.




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