The Details Of Portraiture

Learn to notice the subtleties for more expressive photos
By Tracey Clark And The Shutter Sisters
Photographers, in essence, are storytellers. Instead of words, we use images to tell our stories. In traditional portraiture, we most often focus on the face of our subject to narrate the shot. We look to capture just the right curve of the mouth, the twinkle in the eye or the…

Go Macro

So you want to dive head-first into the great big world of photographing little bitty things?
By William Sawalich
So you want to dive head-first into the great big world of photographing little bitty things? That’s great, because macro photography is interesting, fun and rewarding, and it doesn’t take too much expertise to make awesome images right off the bat. What it does take is a bit of planning…

Photo Flexibility

Several months ago, I attended a wedding in northern Michigan.
Text & Photography By Bruce Dale
Several months ago, I attended a wedding in northern Michigan. Originally, I planned on spending only a few days, but found the area so interesting, I stayed nearly two weeks. My only other visit to Traverse City was several years earlier on a cold winter evening in the middle of…

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,…
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