Tips For Fireworks Photography

Happy Independence Day! Let's celebrate by blowing things up.
By William Sawalich
Happy Independence Day! Let's celebrate by blowing things up. Or, better yet, let other people set off the fireworks and you stand back and photograph them. Here's a link to a great collection of tips from DPS on making sure your fireworks photography is more likely to be a success.…

Photographers In The Movies

I have this theory about photographers in the movies.
By William Sawalich
I have this theory about photographers in the movies. It's that there's one major giveaway in motion pictures featuring photographers that the person playing that photographer actually has no idea how to take pictures. It's pretty simple, but I think it's 100% effective. The secret is in how they hold…

Photographing Aaron Hernandez

Photographer Blair Bunting contacted me the other day to point me to a new post on his blog about his experience photographing Aaron Hernandez, the professional football player who last week was arrested and charged with murder.
By William Sawalich
Photographer Blair Bunting contacted me the other day to point me to a new post on his blog about his experience photographing Aaron Hernandez, the professional football player who last week was arrested and charged with murder. Blair's day with Hernandez in February in no way foreshadowed the trouble the…

The Importance Of Photographers

Oh this is priceless.
By William Sawalich
Oh this is priceless. I hate to be Mister Schadenfreude, but I must say on behalf of photographers everywhere I'm relishing the sheer faceplant misery of what the powers-that-be at the Chicago Sun-Times must now be experiencing thanks to laying off their entire staff of professional photographers and replacing them…

All About C-Stands

Do you use C-Stands? They're the ubiquitous, all-purpose studio stand found on photo shoots and movie productions the world over.
By William Sawalich
Do you use C-Stands? They're the ubiquitous, all-purpose studio stand found on photo shoots and movie productions the world over. And while C-Stands are extremely useful and sturdy—perfect for holding everything from lights to flags to reflectors, and just about anything else you can imagine—they can also be fairly finicky.…

The Amazing Camera Obscura Images Of Abelardo Morell

I've seen Abelardo Morell's camera obscura photographs online in the past, and while they always seemed like part of a neat little project I sort of dismissed them as just a bit of a lark.
By William Sawalich
I've seen Abelardo Morell's camera obscura photographs online in the past, and while they always seemed like part of a neat little project I sort of dismissed them as just a bit of a lark. I assumed—I know now wrongly—that perhaps the photographer was a bit of a one-trick pony.…
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