Fast Photo Galleries

Creating a good image gallery doesn’t require any special expertise. The process has become as simple as only a few clicks with premade, professional-looking web gallery templates and optimized web formatting.
By Dave Willis
Creating a good image gallery doesn’t require any special expertise. The process has become as simple as only a few clicks with premade, professional-looking web gallery templates and optimized web formatting. Whether presenting images to clients, sharing celebrations with family and friends or posting for feedback from a global community…

Practical HDR

Sooner or later, a photographer will run into the brick wall of the limitations of the digital camera sensor.
Text and Photography By Rob Sheppard
Sooner or later, a photographer will run into the brick wall of the limitations of the digital camera sensor. Sensors today are very good, but they’re incapable of capturing the full range of tonality—from extreme shadow to bright highlights—that our eyes can see. While RAW capture provides greater flexibility in…

Awaken The Artist Within

The Beatles were wonderfully talented musicians and songwriters, creating original music that seems to never go out of style.
Text & Photography By Rick Sammon
The Beatles were wonderfully talented musicians and songwriters, creating original music that seems to never go out of style. On occasion, however, the Fab Four got a little help from their friends—friends who included music icons such as Eric Clapton and Billy Preston. Who knows, those friends may have inspired…

Flash Basics

An easy way to get started is to get a piece of foam board about 2x3 feet in size. This is a readily found size, and it’s small enough to easily use.
By Rob Sheppard
Light is basic to photography, obviously. When the light isn’t at its best, it’s a serious challenge. Poor light consistently makes potentially good photos go bad. One strategy for success is to use flash. Yet, using flash can be challenging, as well. It can be bold and beautiful, but also…

Wedding Rescues

When it comes to personal photographs, some of the most important images are those taken on a wedding day.
By Rick Sammon
When it comes to personal photographs, some of the most important images are those taken on a wedding day. That puts pros, as well as weekend wedding photographers, under a lot of pressure to get the shot. In all the excitement of the day, pros and weekend shooters can make…

Gel The Light

Early in my career, I assisted numerous studio photographers to learn more about lighting.
By Tom Bol
Early in my career, I assisted numerous studio photographers to learn more about lighting. I wanted to master the secrets of capturing those stunning portraits and technical location shots. I soon realized two important things were happening in creating these images. First, the flash was being modified by umbrellas, softboxes,…
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