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3 Quotes for the Creative Photographer

3 Quotes for the Creative Photographer

Most of us photographers struggle with our creativity. As time goes on you’ll likely experience fewer moments of passionate inspiration and longer periods of hard work and creative dryness. It was during a period of creative dryness in my photography business that I discovered a whole breed of photographers who had been able to express […]

The Magic of Creativity Rarely Happens in Your Comfort Zone

The Magic of Creativity Rarely Happens in Your Comfort Zone

You’re not likely to ever excel at anything unless you push past what you normally do and exit your comfort zone. That’s unless you’re the type of person who’s not comfortable unless they are constantly taking risks. Becoming more creative with photography requires you to seek out new subjects. It means trying different techniques. It […]

The Six Killers of Night Sky Photography (and how to avoid them)

The Six Killers of Night Sky Photography (and how to avoid them)

One of the best things about night photography, in general, is how forgiving it is. That is to say, you generally don’t need special weather conditions to create a really nice picture. The night and urban lights give you all you need to work with. Once it is dark the light isn’t changing so you […]

Weekly Photography Challenge – Mellow Yellow

Weekly Photography Challenge – Mellow Yellow

In the last couple of week’s you’ve done blue and red as the photography challenge, so it’s only fitting to complete the triangle of primary colors with yellow this week. Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash Weekly Photography Challenge – Yellow Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus […]

Tips for How to Photograph a Rock Concert or Show

Tips for How to Photograph a Rock Concert or Show

There are the stories, I’m sure you’ve heard them. Annie Leibowitz hanging out with the Rolling Stones. Bob Gruen photographing John Lennon on New York rooftops. Let’s face it, second to being an actual rock star (we’ve all used a hairbrush as a microphone at some point, right?) being a music photographer and capturing all […]

Insect Photography Tips – How to Capture Cool Critters

Insect Photography Tips – How to Capture Cool Critters

Do you find creepy crawlies fascinating? Or maybe a bit scary? Insects can be many things, and they are many! From a photographer’s perspective, they offer countless opportunities to learn about photography, your gear, and the critters themselves. In this article, I hope to share some of my love of these critters and some insect […]

Light Review: The PiXAPRO CITI600 Portable Strobe (Godox Wistro AD600BM)

Light Review: The PiXAPRO CITI600 Portable Strobe (Godox Wistro AD600BM)

In this review, I’ll put the PiXAPRO CITI600 portable strobe (also called the Godox Wistro AD600BM) through the paces and give you my thoughts on it. Despite the innovations to all manner of photography equipment, studio strobes haven’t changed much in the past few decades. Sure, a handful of features get added here and there […]

6 Ways to Do Architecture Photography That Stands Out

6 Ways to Do Architecture Photography That Stands Out

Architecture offers a great advantage over other fields of photography in that your subject will remain in one place. It is, therefore, easier to locate a subject and it will still be there the next time you visit. But this does not mean that photographing buildings is easy. To capture striking architecture photography requires hard […]

4 Tips for Helping People Feel Comfortable During Their Portrait Session

4 Tips for Helping People Feel Comfortable During Their Portrait Session

Sooner or later, almost everyone has to sit alone in front of a camera for a grad portrait or professional headshot. It is almost always an uncomfortable experience for portrait clients. But it’s easy to forget this as photographers. When I great people for their portraits they often confess things like, “I’m terrible with photos,” […]

Tips on “Shooting for the Crop”

Tips on “Shooting for the Crop”

It’s the year 2018 and I’ve just finished a quick search of the top 10 best selling digital cameras over at B&H Photo. Those 10 cameras sport an average megapixel count of 26.1MP. Six of those cameras were full-frame sensor models. In 2004 I worked in a camera/photo processing lab and I remember the day […]

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