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 »

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 »

What I Learned Shooting My First Wedding

What I Learned Shooting My First Wedding
This spring I had the opportunity to shoot my first wedding when my cousin got married. I was excited and terrified at the same time as I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into! But, after the wedding was done and I had a chance to reflect on my experience, I decided to develop a Pros & Cons List... Read More »

The Most Important Factor In a Wow Photo

The Most Important Factor In a Wow Photo
Are you pleased with your outdoor photos? Are they looking like the “wow shots” you see hanging in corporate workplaces or in promotional calendars? Part of it has to do with location, of course. But location is only 1 of 3 main factors that make an awesome photo. Or actually, probably less then 1/3…. You see, an... Read More »

How I Edited This Photo

How I Edited This Photo
After writing this post about how I went about shooting the Cathedrals of the Imagination assignment, a Lenspiration Member asked if I could show her how I went about editing it. Showing how I edit a photo after I have edited it is not usually possible. Like, I don’t normally record my screen every time I edit a... Read More »

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