Planning a trip to Cuba? Here are some travel photography tips to consider if you find yourself in this beautiful country.
One of my favorite countries to visit is Cuba. Pound for pound, that country offers so much culture and beauty, especially when it comes to travel photography. It’s a country that hits each of the five senses, and there’s so much to take in that it can be overwhelming. That’s why I’d like to share these travel tips to consider if you find...
Find out why Paul Graham’s talk is such an important one for all photographers
By Amy Touchette
In the arts, there are few things less misunderstood than the making of straight photography. When a photograph made from real life is successful, it always appears to the viewer as if it were made as the result of a stroke of luck. Maybe luck is something we could entertain if it weren’t for the fact that there are so many photographers out there...
These apps will help you forecast the elevation and direction of the sun and the moon
Sony a7R III | Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
1/15 sec. at f/11; ISO 100
February 13, 2019
It’s one thing to make the effort of waking up early, driving to a foreign location and hiking to your location in the dark for that sunrise shoot. You’ll get all sorts of points for that. However, it’s another to do so without fully researching...
In this second of a two-part blog-post series, learn five more important tips on how best to write a grant application
By Amy Touchette
Several days ago, we shared five tips to help you write a successful grant application. Below are five more to keep in mind as you embark on the grant writing process.
Analyze successful grant applications. When you or someone you know has been awarded project funding, study the application carefully. If it’s your grant application, use it as a foundation...
A slideshow of photos I captured on Sony’s latest full-frame mirrorless model
By Terry Sullivan
This week, Sony made big news by introducing its new 61-megapixel a7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera. To get a sense of what the camera can do, I was able to shoot with the camera for the past two days during several special events Sony hosted around New York City. During the sessions, I was able to capture subjects in various settings and lighting...
Don't fall into the common trap of overcomplicating your composition
I’ll be the first to admit that I fall into the common trap of overcomplicating my composition when a simple one would be just as effective, if not more so. It’s an easy thing to do and you shouldn’t beat yourself up over it. We’re so driven to create unique compositions that it can cloud the intent of conveying the beauty in front of you.
It’s been a busy week for LUMIX S Series, with firmware updates and new L-Mount lenses announced by Sigma. And learn how to adapt nearly ANY lens to an S1!
Lots of LUMIX S Series related news, starting with the firmware update that sets us up for the Filmmakers V-Log update coming later this month (be sure to stay tuned to my YouTube channel to learn exactly how to get and install your update for free before it becomes a paid update!).
I’ve done a whole video on how to do the update (it’s different...
In this first of a two-part blog-post series, learn five important tips on how best to write a grant application.
By Amy Touchette
You’ve researched the grants that are available, and culled those that are best suited to your work. Now, you want to write as strong a grant application as possible. Here are five tips to help your application stand out from the rest:
Give funders a vivid, passionate description of your project. Your application is a summary of the current...
Be mindful when you peruse magazines or websites, as you never know when inspiration will strike
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/400 sec. at f/9.0; ISO 200
February 04, 2011
New Hampshire, USA
It’s important to be mindful when you peruse magazines or websites. You never know where inspiration will strike and it can be helpful to remember where that source of inspiration came from down the road. As an example, years ago,...