Recently I gave one of my photography classes a lecture on lens focal lengths—their strengths, weaknesses and their creative potential. Because I listed the focal length of the lens used to create each image on a full chip camera body …
Back in the day when my students actually shot on location together, pre-virus, discussions on depth of field were a continual topic. This was partly because some my students had just moved away from full camera automation, the dreaded “P” …
RAW file versus JPEG? Which is the best image format? Well, I have found that it really depends on a number of variables. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. Let’s take a look at both.
Architecture is one of those photographic subjects that cries out to be captured in black and white.
I am continuing my quest to learn black and white photography through the process of converting a number of my color images to black and white.
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.
The first step in creating any image is knowing what you want to say about a subject or location. Be clear in your own mind what is important and what is secondary. Then make it clear to your viewer by …
Camera lens flair can be a creative tool adding another level of drama and emotion to your photographs.
There is an auto-exposure setting on most cameras that allows a photographer to set the proper depth of field while the camera picks the appropriate shutter speed for a correct exposure—“A” or “Aperture Priority”.
Modern photography blended with the techniques passed down through centuries gives us a powerful tool for experimentation and creating art, and one such tool is encaustic wax.