Tag Archives: photography

Making Summer Rain

Is there anything better than a child playing in the sprinklers? It reminds me of what a child I still am at heart. What if I could show you how to create a photo using a simple lawn sprinkler to create a portrait that looks as if you took it during a summer rain shower? […]

Ballet Dancer

Make better low light photos

Low light tips – shot while the temperatures reach 109 degrees There are 4 things you need to make great photos in low light, practice, practice, practice or get lucky… I’m going to give you a few tips to taking photos in low light, most of them you most likely already know. However, you will […]

Tips for photographing events

I’ve been taken pictures and collecting a paycheck from them for about the last 12 years, I’ve photographed countless events but very few have been as meaningful as the last one I attended. This one was for AutismWorks Now; autism is something that has closely impacted my life. At 7 years old our son who […]

Outgassing, do you know what it is?

Have you ever seen a ghost image on the glass of a framed print of yours? This is what we call outgassing, it is the release of gasses from your print that fogs the glass or can even create a ghost of your image. So what about outgassing and now what do you do? If […]

How to make a simple back lit portrait

Are you ready to stop taking the same old portraits? The following video shows how I back light many of my wedding portraits with a single speedlight! Follow along with me as I give you the recipe for creating this shot, pay attention to the f-stop (f/5.6) and distance of the flash (12 to 15 feet) because […]

6 tips to help you survive and photograph the Zombie Apocalypse.

“Be prepared,” That’s the Boy Scouts motto, this means keeping a first aid kit and duct tape around in case of emergencies. But, for you and I it means knowing what shutter speed and/or ISO needed in light of the coming zombie apocalypse! Tip #1 Batteries, batteries, batteries The only thing worse than dead batteries […]

Event photography, 5 tips to help you out.

Pre-event – Capture an empty event space The client rarely thinks about getting shots of the event space or set-up, the event planner who more than likely has more events coming up will love that you have shots of the room prior to the crowds. They can use these to sell their services in the […]

Composition …could this be the key to unlock your photo dreams?

What is the second most important thing a photographer must have in order to be a great photographer after LOVE of the art itself? In his book Learning to See Creatively, Bryan Peterson, stated “There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release”. Imagine for a […]

Tripods aren’t really that important… Are they?

The real reason I use a tripod… I’m not going give you purchasing tips or even tell you what tripod I use (you’ll have to decide that for yourself), I am however going to give my number one reason for using a tripod. My photo mentor John drilled into my head; “Use a tripod!” John […]

What do you understand about Sync Speed?

Understanding sync speed is one of those foundation building concepts you need to understand in order to help put the whole “flash exposure” puzzle together. With all digital SLR’s you have what’s called a focal plane shutter.  The focal plane shutter is made up of two curtains.  Lets take a closer  look at what’s going on […]

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