Night Photography Tips

Night photography can be quite a challenge. After all, you’re chasing light that’s barely there, and you have to work your camera in the dark.

Night photography can be quite a challenge. After all, you’re chasing light that’s barely there, and you have to work your camera in the dark. You can solve the latter problem with a flashlight, but you need skills to handle the photographic hurdles. Keep reading for a breakdown of equipment and techniques that will help you conquer three... Read more

Fix Creative Fatigue

I’ve been having a blast writing this column for Digital Photo for many years, offering mostly technical tips on digital photography and digital image processing. In the future, I’ll continue to talk tech, but for now I’d like to offer some tips on a quick fix for those who have creative fatigue—photographers who feel as though they’re in a slump and need some inspiration.

I’ve been having a blast writing this column for Digital Photo for many years, offering mostly technical tips on digital photography and digital image processing. In the future, I’ll continue to talk tech, but for now I’d like to offer some tips on a quick fix for those who have creative fatigue—photographers who feel as though they’re... Read more

Photos That Sell

A logical progression for aspiring photographers or part-time pros is creating images that sell in today’s marketplace.

“Bill, make sure ?you jump far enough; I don’t want you to land on me,” I half-jokingly tell my climbing partner as he carefully stacks the rope at the edge of the crevasse. As if jumping across a huge crevasse isn’t enough, I continue to direct Bill. “Stretch out so you make a clean shape as you jump. Try holding the... Read more

Photos For Profit

You’ve made a ton of great photos. Why not turn your passion into profit?

You’ve made a ton of great photos. Why not turn your passion into profit? There are quite a few options for making money with your image library—more than ever before. Ten years ago you might have made prints at a local lab or in your home darkroom before soliciting local businesses and galleries for print sales. You might have sent duplicate... Read more

Creating Space

In photography, white space (also known as negative space or open space) can be used to create a balanced and harmonious image.

In photography, white space (also known as negative space or open space) can be used to create a balanced and harmonious image. It’s defined as "the space between elements in a composition." This can be an easy concept to visualize: Defocus your eyes to see the space surrounding the subject in your composition. White space is the space... Read more

Digital Photo Safari

I’ve been a digital travel photographer for a long time, which is why some of my friends jokingly call me the "Godfather of Photography."

I’ve been a digital travel photographer for a long time, which is why some of my friends jokingly call me the "Godfather of Photography." One thing I’ve learned over the years: It’s not easy having fun. Yes, digital travel photography is fun, but it’s also a lot of hard work—especially when you go to remote locations. ... Read more

Painter For Photographers

Corel Painter offers some very exciting ways of working with photographs

Corel Painter may not be as well known as Photoshop among photographers, but it offers some very exciting ways of working with photographs and producing artistic interpretations that just aren’t possible with any other program. Although Painter originally was designed for artists and painters for creating original artwork, it’s... Read more

Sunrise & Sunset

We all enjoy experiencing beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

We all enjoy experiencing beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We also enjoy "making" sunrise and sunset pictures, rather than just taking pictures. Getting a good image when we’re shooting directly into the sun, however, requires three things: Envisioning the end result and thinking ahead about the enhancements that are possible in the... Read more

Stunning B&W

Like most photographers who got into the medium before digital, my first photos were black-and-white.

Like most photographers who got into the medium before digital, my first photos were black-and-white. It was popular with students because it’s much easier to work with than color film and chemistry when you’re developing and printing your own work. Shooting in black-and-white is also a good practice for developing your visual "vocabulary"... Read more

From Color To Black&White

Black-and-white photography is easier than ever.

Black-and-white photography is easier than ever. Rather than relying on specialized film, papers and chemistry, photographers are now free to take pictures and then decide to make them black-and-white. But black-and-white photography is also harder than ever. Instead of the materials that made exquisite black-and-white images practically automatically,... Read more

Master The Moment

It’s no secret that I’m an avid mobile shooter on a near-daily basis.

It’s no secret that I’m an avid mobile shooter on a near-daily basis. While I continue to reach for my Nikon D3X and a sling bag of lenses for my documentary assignments, I use my iPhone camera to document and share my own life. I might capture spontaneous expressions or curious moments inspired by my children, create abstractions that move... Read more

The Hybrid Photographer

Japan is one of the most picturesque countries on earth.

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 with one camera. The hybrid revolution has made this possible. In the... Read more
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