Control The Light

Every photographer knows light is what makes or breaks an image.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
Every photographer knows light is what makes or breaks an image. One of my favorite quotes about photography is, "You are not photographing the subject, you are photographing the light on the subject." Photograph a supermodel in flat light and you get a nice shot. After all, that's why she's…

The Hybrid Photographer

Japan is one of the most picturesque countries on earth.
Text & Photography By Mark Edward Harris
Cotton Carrier Camera Vest Japan is one of the most picturesque countries on earth. When I first traveled there 20 years ago, it was with a still camera shooting film. Now I have the ability to record what I see and experience in both high-quality digital stills and HD video…

Punch Up The Color

How to use color creatively for images that pop
Text and Photography By Tom Bol
This is a really nice image," I tell Jay, a photo workshop participant. I'm teaching a landscape photo workshop, and this afternoon we're doing image critiques. "I like the horizontal line, the foggy atmosphere and the silhouetted person on the sidewalk. But there's one thing I would do different." "Maybe…

The Unscripted Portrait

Create candid portraits that convey authentic emotions and relationships
By David Willis, Photography by David Kerry Hannan
People as photographic subjects are often far too aware of the lens. Point a camera at them, and they will automatically switch to smiling mode, a problem with which event and portrait photographers are all too familiar. Based out of New York, photographer David Kerry Hannan is exceptionally skilled at…

Monumental Photos

Wherever they're located, the one thing that almost all monuments have in common is their size.
By Mark Edward Harris
Wherever they're located, the one thing that almost all monuments have in common is their size. They're big—very big. No person or civilization wants the symbols of their existence built for posterity to be diminutive. In photographic terms, it means that unless you're planning to carry thousands of pounds of…

Four Seasons

Long before it's time to actually fire the camera, landscape photography requires you to make all kinds of considerations.
Kim Castleberry With Chris Gatcum
Long before it's time to actually fire the camera, landscape photography requires you to make all kinds of considerations. The more thoughtful you are about a shoot beforehand, the more likely it is you're going to walk away with images that you really like. Not least among those considerations is…
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