7 biggest mistakes new and amateur photographers make
Jul27

7 biggest mistakes new and amateur photographers make

Thinking you need to use manual mode all the time If your subject matter sucks, it sucks regardless of how much effort you put into shooting in manual mode. Sorry. Auto is smarter than you are. It knows what kind of aperture/iso/shutter speed you need to take the picture. Don’t worry about it. Point your camera at something interesting and press the button, even if you’re in “dreaded” AUTO. That includes...

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You Don’t Need a New Camera
Jun13

You Don’t Need a New Camera

I totally get it. You’ve saved some serious cash for your next big international trip, and you want to take pictures of it all. That means you need a new camera, right? Er, probably not. Digital photography is mature, just as it has been for the last 8 years when the 10 megapixel barrier was broken at the consumer level. This is great news for everyone who takes pictures. And it’s actually not so bad for the camera...

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Why you should Shoot Film (at least once)
Jun03

Why you should Shoot Film (at least once)

In a great demonstration of coming full circle, popular edits these days are sporting decidedly lo-fi looks. Maybe this is a backlash against the hyper realism of formerly-popular HDR, or maybe it’s just the natural progression of things. In any case, one look at Instagram proves that film inspired edits are here to stay.  There’s a reason so many people are emulating film. The feel, the grain, the distinctive contrast,...

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How to Create Your Own Photography Website
May21

How to Create Your Own Photography Website

There are a million reasons why you might want to create your own photography website. Maybe you’re looking beyond Facebook, Flickr, and 500px for ways to showcase your photography to friends and family. Perhaps you want to attract new clients for your photography business. Or maybe you need a professional online gallery to gain more fans and potential advertisers. Whatever your reasons, owning your own photography website is a...

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Dramatic Light Photography
Mar22

Dramatic Light Photography

One of the best ways to improve any photo is to use dramatic light. Sunrises and sunsets provide the best and most reliable opportunities for good photographs in dramatic light. I always get a rush when I see a beautiful sunset or sunrise on the road. Experiencing a new location under beautiful light is just as important to me as is exploring the city or landscape, visiting the cafes, and meeting new people. I’m not content to...

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9 Easy Ways to Start Taking Better Pictures Right Now
Nov02

9 Easy Ways to Start Taking Better Pictures Right Now

Let’s get right to good stuff. The following tips are easily implemented techniques that can make nearly any photograph better. Keep in mind that many of these tips will not only make you a better photographer, but a better traveler as well. That’s because travel and photography go hand in hand. My passion for pictures drives me to seek out beauty that I’d never see without my camera. Training your eye to see the...

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