On Assignment: In Search of a Grand Piano

On Assignment: In Search of a Grand Piano
When it came time to make a video for this current photo assignment, I found myself visiting friends in Virginia without a clue where I was going to find a grand piano! Thankfully they all loved photography too, so we got together to figure out where to find a piano to shoot, actually go out and shoot it, and pull... Read More »

Autumn in Connecticut

Autumn in Connecticut
The Autumn in Connecticut photography workshop was so much fun! Thank you Richard Spearin and Lydia Bennett for teaming up to bring together your photography friends to make the Photography Field Day a success! I’m so grateful we found Castle Craig as a place to go for afternoon photos. It was a gorgeous view!... Read More »

What Is A Significant Photo?

What Is A Significant Photo?
Ansel Adams is said to have stated, “Twelve significant photos in any one year is a good crop.” Great advice. Especially for us in this digital age! But, what exactly is a significant photo? I had my own ideas, but I thought it would be fun to find out from other people what they thought made a photo... Read More »

Dealing With Low Light Situations

Dealing With Low Light Situations
A former photography workshop student contacted me the other day with a really great question: I have a quick question for you that has been bothering me for awhile. What steps do you typically take to address a low-light situation? Do you start by lowering shutter speed? Then f-stop? Then ISO? Anything else? In what... Read More »

The Toughest Photo Assignment Yet!

The Toughest Photo Assignment Yet!
Heritage Defense, a Texas-based organization dedicated to protecting the biblical family through legal assistance and public policy initiatives, is creating two life-sized posters to be used as part of their trade show booth backdrop display . . . and they have asked the photographers on Lenspiration to shoot the... Read More »

A $745 Mistake

A $745 Mistake
Bang! Have you ever seen a lens fall off a camera at waist height and land onto a wooden floor? And better yet, a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens? Up until Reece & Stacy’s wedding, I hadn’t either. I’m still impressed with the build quality of that lens. Even from that fall, there was not a crack, not a dent,... Read More »

Why I’m Headed to Georgia

Why I’m Headed to Georgia
Most of my summer travels had been planned out before March. A Photography Team in Texas in July. Another one in Michigan in late August. A wedding shoot soon after, but maybe some Photography Field Days in between in random places throughout the Midwest? Historically, attendance at Texas Photography Teams have been... Read More »

5 Quick Tips for Getting Real Smiles

5 Quick Tips for Getting Real Smiles
Let’s face it. Real smiles are important for a good portrait. Saying “cheese” usually isn’t enough to help people feel comfortable and really smile in front of the lens. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to have your portrait taken, so starting with these 5 tips, a good photographer can put their clients at ease and start... Read More »

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