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…

Stop The Shakes

Switzerland is the perfect country for travel photography.
Text And Photography By Mark Edward Harris
A surfer in Lake Thun moves at a high rate of speed through a static castle and bridge in the background. To freeze the surfer in action, I used a 1/1000 sec. shutter speed at ƒ/4.5 with my Nikon D3 set with an 800 ISO because of the fading late-afternoon…

Better Holiday Portraits

10 tips to take your best family photos this season
By William Sawalich
Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits. One of the nicest places for a family portrait is outside, but since winter weather doesn't always cooperate, it's often best to keep the shoot indoors. Sure, there are challenges, but shooting indoors also eliminates…
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