I’m Back From Venice, and I’ve Got Lots of Photos To Share
Apr13

I’m Back From Venice, and I’ve Got Lots of Photos To Share

Buongiorno, everybody! I’m back from an amazing (and quite yummy) week in Venice, where I was leading a travel photography workshop, along with long exposure photography expert Mimo Meidany. This is why I was…well…so lame here on the blog last week. I put some of my favorite images from the workshop together, along with the story and behind-the-scenes shots, in a Spark Page. Here’s the link if you’ve got a...

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Guest Blog: Commercial Automotive Photographer Tim Wallace
Apr05

Guest Blog: Commercial Automotive Photographer Tim Wallace

I’m probably going to be a little controversial here… A lot by people ask me about camera equipment and settings, Photoshop editing, and all manner of “technical stuff.” I also get asked a lot about my top advice for taking better pictures, and the answer isn’t a plug-in or a shiny new camera. I find it funny that when somebody outside our trade asks about a great picture they’ve seen, that as photographers, we often answer that...

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Lightroom Opens Its Own Instagram Account :)
Jun23

Lightroom Opens Its Own Instagram Account :)

That’s right — I’ve got somebody new for you to follow on Instagram 🙂

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The emotional impact of lines
Dec02

The emotional impact of lines

Here is another thoughtful discussion from Steve Gustafson about how lines can influence emotion in a photo.  Last time we discussed how your eye responds to lines. Since we know that your eye would rather follow a line then cross it, a photographer has some control on where a viewer looks in a photograph. Lines can guide a viewer to a specific subject or act as a divider in the frame of a photograph. Knowing someone’s eye will...

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Lines and Composition
Nov11

Lines and Composition

 Here is a wonderful little tidbit on how lines can affect your composition. This was written by Steve Gustafson. We have talked at length about photography being a form of visual communication. In the same way we learn parts of speech for verbal communication, it is also helpful to understand parts of “visual speech”. Lines are a very powerful means of communication and aid in controlling the viewer’s perception. Understanding...

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Visual Weight
Nov04

Visual Weight

Here is another great excerpt from Steve Gustafson that is crucial for capturing a subject and oftentimes more importantly guiding how we post process an image. If we can ask ourselves what kind of visual weight do we want to express with this image, then we have a pretty good idea of what kind of processing we will want to do. Steve Gustafson: Writer/poet Maya Angelou said, “Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything...

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