Social Media Photo Sizing Cheat Sheet

For most folks, uploading photos to Twitter and Facebook is a "take what you get" proposition.
By William Sawalich
For most folks, uploading photos to Twitter and Facebook is a "take what you get" proposition. But photographers are not most people. Photographers are notorious perfectionists, and so we like to ensure that our pictures will look their absolute best online and in print. So the folks at Lunametrics have…

Change Your Mind? Change Your Lens Mount.

Once a photographer has invested in a few lenses and a camera body, whether he realizes it or not, that photographer is now fairly well invested in a particular camera system.
By William Sawalich
Once a photographer has invested in a few lenses and a camera body, whether he realizes it or not, that photographer is now fairly well invested in a particular camera system. It can be hard to switch camera systems because of that existing investment. Well now Sigma is working to…

Two Wonderfully Worthy Photo Sets

A couple of great photo series have crossed my desk recently, and they both made me smile—so I'm excited to share them here.
By William Sawalich
A couple of great photo series have crossed my desk recently, and they both made me smile—so I'm excited to share them here. The first is from James Friedman, who cut golf balls in half and photographed their cores. It's simple, but it's also simply fascinating! The things look like…

Five Bad Photography Habits

Let's face it: all people are creatures of habit, and photographers are no different.
By William Sawalich
Let's face it: all people are creatures of habit, and photographers are no different. It's often why we choose the camera equipment we do, or maybe even the camera settings and focal lengths we use when making pictures. Unfortunately, this also applies to bad habits as well—things like ignoring lens…

Amazing Astral Imagery (Of Us!)

I'm a big believer in backlighting as a great way to add interest to photographs.
By William Sawalich
I'm a big believer in backlighting as a great way to add interest to photographs. I do this with portraits in all kinds of light, with landscapes, even when I'm making product photographs and or simple candids. Backlighting is a tremendous technique, and I'm pretty happy with some of the…

The Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold

The next time some potential client tells me that my price is too high, I'm going to refer them to Andreas Gursky or Cindy Sherman.
By William Sawalich
The next time some potential client tells me that my price is too high, I'm going to refer them to Andreas Gursky or Cindy Sherman. These phenomenal artists each have multiple photographs on the list of the ten most expensive photos ever sold. Many folks look at Gursky's Rhine image…
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