A photo essay is essentially a story told with minimal words and, hopefully, lots of photographs. The trick is creating a diverse range of images that are all necessary to fully explain a subject or location.
For me, these intimate photographic details often say more about the culture of an area than more general shots and they always add a spot of strong color during a drab part of the day.
I love exploring with my camera and small towns are one of my favorite subjects.
Backlighting helps control contrast in a scene, creates beautiful rim lighting effects, enhances color of translucent subjects and helps models relax in front of the camera by eliminating the need to squint into the sun.
Create beautiful high-angle photographs of dishes of food following these easy steps.
After years of photographing people on location for various magazines, I have found there are essentially 5 steps to the process of putting a model at ease in front of a camera.
California’s rainy season is coming up soon. At least we hope it is. During the rains, building exteriors look dull and the sky is either gray or white. I usually head indoors in weather like this, photographing historic sites, museums …
I love it when a plan works out. I had been photographing petroglyphs in Saguaro National Park all day and towards evening, rain clouds began to build over the Tucson Mountains. Although hazy much of the day, it looked like …
Learn to create dynamic photographic reflections.
I look for color everywhere I travel. For me, color is an integral part of the travel experience.