Tag: How To
Living in a Southern California beach community comes with a lot of things, or perhaps better said, a lot of trade-offs.
Making a great black-and-white print starts with a good subject and composition, spot-on exposure and skillful postprocessing, but it doesn't stop there.
When they boarded the bus for our first shoot at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the boys had skateboards in hand. When...
What exactly draws photographers to the black-and-white image?
With the booming age of food photography, foodie blogging, cookbooks and food stylists, where does this leave the everyday cook?
For most photographers, taking pictures is only a part of the creative image-making process.
My shutter seems like it's going to catch on fire at my current frame rate.
A year and a half ago, I paused outside the house with the red door just long enough to hang my iPhone out the car window to tap a photo of the realtor's sign.
Creating multiple exposures is a trend that's getting a lot of attention in the photography world lately.
About five or six years ago, the term "bokeh" started getting batted around a lot in the photography community.
When I ventured into my first adult winter in New England, I found myself approaching the season with a certain giddiness and childlike innocence that bordered on naive. ...
Backlight can produce beautiful results for portraiture if you know where to take your meter reading—and, if you call upon a reflector.
Portrait retouching is a fine art in itself, and it can be really time consuming to achieve meticulous results. ...
The newest version of Adobe's popular Photoshop Lightroom 5 adds several features that further expand Lightroom's ability to handle the entire photo workflow, from organization to processing and sharing.
Social media has provided a tool to bring everyone together for sharing, commenting, and sending photo and video content instantly
Speedlights and on-camera flashes have become so advanced that many photographers are using them as primary studio and location lights.
You know, it doesn't take much to turn a snapshot into a great shot.
This installment of "Quick Fix" is about creating a dramatic portrait using a technique called painting with light.
In the almost distant past, the prime lens was de rigueur.
Comedian Steven Wright said, "Everything is within walking distance, as long as you have time."
Shooting toward a light source reduces the overall contrast and color saturation of your image.
Over the many years I've been a photographer, I've experimented with a number of creative techniques.
When I was 18, I traveled to Japan to tour with a dance company.
Making black-and-white images is easier than ever, thanks to black-and-white adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as black-and-white plug-ins like Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro, Perfect B&W from onOne Software and Topaz Labs'...
"Now boarding, US Airways flight 708 to Munich, Germany. All passengers please proceed to gate A20."
With no expectations or agenda, I literally watched as the world went by and periodically snapped pictures of the mysterious and multifaceted skyscapes from my window seat. ...
There is, perhaps, nothing more satisfying than an image of action frozen in crisp, sharp detail, allowing us the time to scrutinize and analyze every nuance—down to the smallest speck.
Perhaps it's stating the obvious, but motherhood has completely transformed me, not only as woman, but as a photographer.
As much as I like to experiment when it comes to lighting, there are times I need the sure thing. As much as I like to...
This Quick Fix installment is a bit different from my past columns.