technique

Who's The Boss? An Exercise in Creative Control in the Digital Age

 Learning photography in the digital age can be extremely overwhelming. Amazing new cameras, software, and gadgets are being introduced daily. Your new digital camera can burst up to 10 frames per second and create 20 megapixel files. There are countless forums that all will tell you the "right" way to tone your images. You could spend the rest of your life trying to keep up with technology and forums and trends, but what is most important for aspiring shooters is to find a system that works for them and start making images. 


Composing a Landscape Shot

It's easy to take forgettable landscape photographs.  I've done it many times.  We see a pretty scene, twist some dials, focus and start clicking the shutter.  Then we get home and wonder why the results are so disappointing.

There's a better way.

Breaking the Ice: Photographer-Subject Relationships

We all have shared an awkward silence with perfect strangers on an elevator. We'd just as soon stare at our feet than initiate a conversation. There's some unwritten elevator law that says, "No Eye Contact or Talking is Allowed." I'm the non-conformist who breaks that law and says, "Hey there, how you doin'?"

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