Winter Photo Tips

I always look forward to the holiday season. Everyone has time off from work, the mood is festive and snow is falling through the air.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
I always look forward to the holiday season. Everyone has time off from work, the mood is festive and snow is falling through the air. The holidays are also a great time for photography. Beautiful winter scenes are plentiful, parties provide portrait opportunities and holiday lights produce colorful twilight images.…

Shooting For Action

There’s nothing more thrilling in sports photography than nailing the climactic moment in a still image.
By Dave Willis
For sports with movement that’s less predictable, by using zone focusing, you can set up your aperture and focus to cover an area where your subject will most likely end up. There’s nothing more thrilling in sports photography than nailing the climactic moment in a still image. For an athlete,…

Creative Wedding Photos

Photographing a wedding is one of the most challenging assignments a photographer can take.
By William Sawalich, Photography By Laura Pineda
Photographing a wedding is one of the most challenging assignments a photographer can take. For photographers who excel at it, like Laura Pineda, owner of Alternate Angles Photography, it’s a passion. You can hear the excitement in Pineda’s voice when she talks about weddings, and with 15 years of experience,…

Photo Storytelling

How do you capture and convey the essence of a place with still photographs?
Text & Photography By Mark Edward Harris
How do you capture and convey the essence of a place with still photographs? A well-crafted photo essay is the answer. Travel magazine photo editors will tell you “a location isn’t a story.” In other words, you can’t suggest an idea to a publication by saying, “I want to do…

Dramatic Weather Photography

Should we turn back?” a workshop participant asks between breaths.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
Should we turn back?” a workshop participant asks between breaths. “Those thunderheads look really nasty.” “No way!” I reply. “Those clouds are going to make this day exciting. Just be ready to head down if you see lightning.” We’re in the middle of an uphill slickrock slog to Delicate Arch…

Flattering Light For Portraits

Let’s get one thing straight: There’s no simple formula for portrait lighting.
By William Sawalich
Let’s get one thing straight: There’s no simple formula for portrait lighting. To make great portraits, you need to understand how to make your subject look his or her best, and to do that you have to find or create great light. Almost any lighting style can be used to…
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