Six key insights to help you create better people pictures
How do you make a great portrait? Books have been written and lives have been lived in the quest to answer this question, so rest assured that this simple blog post won’t answer every question you have about portrait success.
How to decide which important purchase is best for you.
Lots of folks have the same question for me when they find out I'm a professional photographer: which camera should I buy? Recently, though, a friend posed to me a considerably more interesting and challenging question: should I buy a new camera or a new lens?
Eliminate distracting dust and dirt to improve your favorite photos
Many photographers lament the death of the silver darkroom, but there's one aspect they rarely pine for: spotting. This laborious technique was a necessary evil of the darkroom print, and thank goodness it's not something we have to worry about any more. Sort of.
Should you always keep a UV or skylight filter on your lens?
Many photographers tout the use of clear filters on their lenses to provide general protection from bumps and scrapes. The idea is if you're going to scuff your camera, you damage a $100 filter instead of the $1000 lens.
Create candid portraits that convey authentic emotions and relationships
People as photographic subjects are often far too aware of the lens. Point a camera at them, and they will automatically switch to smiling mode, a problem with which event and portrait photographers are all too familiar.