Tips & Solutions / Photography
When we travel to amazing places, taking pictures allows us to show our friends and family what we saw. Composing the perfect photo is a process of pointing your camera at something interesting, and shooting at the right time. But what if the people viewing your photos could virtually stand where you were standing, and look around, fully immersed in the scene?
360-degree panoramas are a unique... READ MORE
Imagine traveling with a small camera kit that weighs less than 5 pounds and produces photographs worthy of a National Geographic photographer. Imagine being able to shoot all day, walk to the top of the mountain, and not have an aching back? Then imagine... READ MORE
To me, there is nothing more exciting than flying to new locations around the globe and finding the best places to capture photos. I have been very fortunate to be able to fly all over the world and see many different locales and their resident... READ MORE
Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share. I believe the way to find common ground is by seeing yourself in others.
A lot of my work involves... READ MORE
Because I composite many images, I use a ranking system that's only slightly different from the classic Adobe five-star rating system when going through my travel photos. I use one star for images that don’t work but embody an idea that is worth revisiting. Images that can work get two stars, if combined with another image (panorama or composite). Solid images receive three stars—but for me to... READ MORE
When I'm on location, I shoot lots of material. I cull my work constantly, and feel relieved every time I delete another hundred or so images. Some people are amazed that I delete anything, and almost everyone is amazed at just how much I delete.
"...I find that the editing process really helps, and by deleting, I am able to analyze my shoot and create the necessary contact sheets..."
Back in... READ MORE
As with all types of weather, it’s important to know the differences between categories of Weather Alerts. Floods have three basic classifications of potential alerts: Watches, Warnings, and Advisories.
Types of Flood Watches, Warnings, and Advisories
- Flood Watch: Conditions are right for possible flooding (stay alert for announcements).
- Flash Flood Watch: Conditions are right...
Is trying to master certain aspects of Photoshop making you pull your hair out in frustration? The Event Space and expert Andy Graber are here to help. We are trying something new with this class: We are asking YOU to help us design the curriculum by interacting with us on social media. What aspects of Photoshop are you having trouble with? What is it you need to learn about? We want to know.... READ MORE
Was it not snowing in the Northeast just a few weeks ago? It seems like it. But, whoa! The Fourth of July is now just a couple days away and that means cookouts, friends, summer fun, and... fireworks!
Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event.
Before we get started, let... READ MORE
Join Gary Fong as he teaches you how to unleash the power of the new Sony Alpha 6000 digital camera. Learn how to take full advantage of its unique and incredible features, such as instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC, one of the world’s fastest autofocus systems with... READ MORE
Summer is the time of the year when kids are off from school, the sun is shining and outdoor activities abound. It is the perfect time to stimulate a child’s interest in photography as an aside to their already active schedules. Additionally, it is the perfect time to capture images of your children out and having fun in the warm weather.
Alternative Process Printing
For a physical activity that... READ MORE
David Hume Kennerly has been shooting on the front lines of history for six decades. He has covered wars and the people who started them, major sporting events including the 1969 Miracle Mets-winning World Series, and every other kind of story imaginable. He has done portrait sessions with kings, queens, presidents, soldiers in the field, and Indonesian fishermen.
With the advent of the new... READ MORE
In this lecture, John Cyr discusses the genesis of his most recent work, "Developer Trays." With an unrivaled passion for the darkroom and all its accouterments, Cyr set out to document the developer trays of many of the world’s most renowned photographers, such as Ansel Adams, Sally Mann, Sylvia Plachy, Aaron Siskind, and Joel-Peter Witkin. Cyr celebrates in stunning large-format color... READ MORE
In his lecture, Harvey Stein shares aspects of a career that spans more than 40 years of consistent and impressive work in photography. He shows and discusses work from his newest book, Harlem Street Portraits, published last October. In addition, he shows some images from his four other books, Parallels: A Look At Twins (1978), Artists Observed (1986), Coney Island (1998), Movimento: Glimpses of... READ MORE
Watch this vide to acquire the answers to everything you wanted to know about copyright and other legal issues, but were too scared to ask. There is a boatload of bad information, myths, factoids, and half-truths regarding copyright and other photo-related legal issues, such as model releases, floating around. Photographer Jack Reznicki and lawyer Ed Greenberg demystify and illuminate the gray... READ MORE