Quick Fix Fridays: Get A Move On In The Studio

In studio lighting, you can change the position of the lights, and you can change your shooting position.
By Rick Sammon
In studio lighting, you can change the position of the lights, and you can change your shooting position. Both make a big difference in the end result. Here I changed position, and as you can see, it made a big difference. In the first photograph, my favorite, I am shooting…

The Painterly Image

For most photographers, taking pictures is only a part of the creative image-making process.
By Rick Sammon
For most photographers, taking pictures is only a part of the creative image-making process. The other part, and for some photographers, even the most important part, is enhancing their pictures in the digital darkroom. Image enhancements aren't new. Famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams and noted portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh of…

Quick Fix Fridays: Take a Hike!

Edward Weston, one of the most respected photographs of all time, said, "Composition is the strongest way of seeing." I agree.
By Rick Sammon
Happy Friday! Edward Weston, one of the most respected photographs of all time, said, "Composition is the strongest way of seeing." I agree. When it comes to outdoor photography, I say, "Take a hike (or drive or ride) for creative composition." Let me explain. The opening image for this post…

Quick Fix Fridays: Reduce The Noise In Your Nighttime Shots

My dad had a wonderful photo saying: "If a picture is so boring that you notice the noise, it's a boring picture."
By Rick Sammon
My dad had a wonderful photo saying: "If a picture is so boring that you notice the noise, it's a boring picture." That said, noise could actually add to the mood of a picture. On the other hand, it can be distracting. It's up to you whether or not to…
I like to make learning fast and fun. That's why I developed what I call my "Sammonisms," one-liners that drive home an important photo tip. In this post I'll share two of my favorites. All my "Sammonisms" are listed on my website: www.ricksammon.com/about. Here goes! Light Illuminates, Shadows Define Every…

Quick Fix Fridays: Don’t Be So Quick to Delete

Today, among some photographers, there is a tendency to press the Delete button on the back of one's camera if a picture is not, well, "picture perfect". Well my friends, don't be so quick to delete and image.
By Rick Sammon
Happy Friday! Today, among some photographers, there is a tendency to press the Delete button on the back of one's camera if a picture is not, well, "picture perfect". Well my friends, don't be so quick to delete and image. There is much you can do in the digital darkroom…
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