It has always seemed ironic to me that, as a professional photographer, the technique I use most often is something I can not see with my own eyes. Shallow depth of field is a product of camera optics and I …
With just 3 techniques, you can create beautiful, striking portraits out in direct sunlight. Modifying harsh sunlight and positioning your model properly can lead to startling results.
Learn to pose and direct subjects for natural environmental portraits.
Shooting strong images at a busy farmers market is a test of concentration. A photographer is forced to create order out of chaos, still lifes out of produce and portraits of people who are too busy for a portrait shoot. …
I was able to create a lot of great images, but all that color seemed jarring in that historic setting. I decided to sepia tone all of my photographs.
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.
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.
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.