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…

Quick Fix Fridays: Quick People Pictures

Here are two quick tips to help you make better people pictures.
By Rick Sammon
Here are two quick tips to help you make better people pictures. #1 "The camera looks both ways." It's true, the camera really does look both ways: in picturing the subject, you are also picturing a part of yourself. In other words, you are a mirror. The mood, the energy,…

Quick Fix Fridays: Analyze This

As photographers, it's important for us to analyze our images — to see what went right, so we can have repeat successes, as well as to see what went wrong, so we can avoid mistakes.
By Rick Sammon
As photographers, it's important for us to analyze our images — to see what went right, so we can have repeat successes, as well as to see what went wrong, so we can avoid mistakes. To illustrate how we can analyze an image, I thought I'd analyze the opening image…

Quick Fix Fridays: Super Sunset Shots

I hope you get to see some great sunsets over the weekend.
By Rick Sammon
I hope you get to see some great sunsets over the weekend. If you do, here are five quick tips to help you get great shots. #1 Starburst Effect. When the sun is in the frame, set your aperture to f/22 to get the starburst effect. The wider the lens,…
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