Rock On!

Since the advent of affordable DSLRs, concert and live music photography has become a burgeoning industry for a lot of photographers.
Text & Photography By J. Dennis Thomas
Since the advent of affordable DSLRs, concert and live music photography has become a burgeoning industry for a lot of photographers. Right along with the digital camera revolution, the indie music scene also has flourished, and this has opened up the doors for many photographers, both new and old, to…

Make Stunning Floral Images

I like to photograph flowers. In fact, I love to photograph flowers! It turns out that I'm in good photographic company.
Text & Photography By Harold Davis
I like to photograph flowers. In fact, I love to photograph flowers! It turns out that I'm in good photographic company. Flowers are a subject that many people want to photograph. However, photographers often don't know how to approach flowers and macros in a creative way that will show the…

Express Yourself

We use self-portraits to explore a basic question that plagues all of us: Who am I?
Text & Photography By Meredith Winn
We use self-portraits to explore a basic question that plagues all of us: Who am I? As early as the mid-1400s, artists began painting themselves onto canvas. With the invention of the camera, photographers began turning the image (and their artwork) inward, as well. Yes, a photograph can tell a…

Portrait Background Basics

One of the most important things you can do to make better portraits is to find, or create, a background free of distraction.
By Wes Pitts
One of the most important things you can do to make better portraits is to find, or create, a background free of distraction. This doesn't mean your backgrounds have to be plain, especially if you're shooting an environmental portrait where context is key. But, generally, you want to find a…

Have Camera Will travel

Almost every photographer takes travel images.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
"What I would do," I explain to Richard, a workshop participant, "is capture a variety of angles. Try walking completely around the Moai statue and shooting every perspective." I'm teaching a photo workshop with Photo Quest Adventures on Easter Island, and we're spending our first day exploring. Fighting jet lag…

Natural-Light Portraits

The majority of David Stoecklein's images are captured with raw natural light, which instills his photography with a cinematic look and a timeless feel, despite being captured with a modern digital camera.
By David Willis, Photography By David Stoecklein
The majority of David Stoecklein's images are captured with raw natural light, which instills his photography with a cinematic look and a timeless feel, despite being captured with a modern digital camera. Stoecklein's talent at harnessing the power of natural light brings drama and atmosphere to his images, and at…
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