If Only I’d Known Then What I Know Now

McNally’s advice is valuable for any photographer looking to make a go of a career in these challenging times
By William Sawalich
Oh, the many things I wish I’d Known when I was just starting out as a photographer. I’ve got a list a mile long that includes the simple advice to value my own work (because if I don’t, nobody else will) and the suggestion that I get out there and…

Ansel Adams Photographed American Internment Camps

In 1943, Ansel Adams was invited by his friend Ralph Merritt to photograph the large Manzanar relocation camp
By William Sawalich
They say those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Well hopefully we won’t let our irrational fears overcome us yet again and repeat the mistakes our government made during World War II when internment camps were created to forcibly house more than 100,000 people of Japanese origin—nearly two-thirds…

Reuters Bans RAW Photos

They want in-camera JPEGs and only those JPEGs
By William Sawalich
In an effort to curb unethical over-manipulation by unscrupulous photojournalists, news agency Reuters has issued a worldwide ban on its photographers submitting images made from RAW files. If a photographer still wants to shoot RAW, that’s fine—but they must shoot JPEGs too, and submit only the JPEG image files. It…

It’s Not the Camera, It’s the Creator

Canon Australia has produced an interesting photographic experiment
By William Sawalich
With the tagline, “A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what is in front of it,” Canon Australia has produced an interesting photographic experiment. They recruited half a dozen different photographers, placed them in the same location, and provided them with a person to…

The Proper Placement of a Reflector as a Key Light

It’s the most powerful key light you’ll ever need, as long as you know how to use it
By William Sawalich
A simple reflector might be the best, most powerful key light you ever need. As long as you know how to use it, that is. Proper placement of a reflector is especially important when using the reflector as a key light (in open shade, for instance). Here’s a great tip…

Blair Bunting Unearths Some Great Portraits

The super-talented commercial photographer shares some unseen images from Deadliest Catch
By William Sawalich
Our good friend and super-talented commercial photographer Blair Bunting dropped us a line the other day to tell us about a new blog post he was planning. It’s all about some recently uncovered images from several years back when he was photographing an ad campaign for the Discovery Channel’s popular…
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