Learning to see the light – part one

Ok, take a deep breath… here we go: Visible light is a specific frequency set of electromagnetic radiation measuring between 400 and 700 nanometers in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (4.00 × 10−7 to 7.00 × 10−7). This range sits between the infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths. Whew! what does that mean? And more importantly how does it relate to photography? Well, even a […]

Getting better at Photography #3: That one thing you can do….

I have been asked on many occasions what is one thing I can do to get better at photography? My answer without hesitation is always: take more photos. I don’t subscribe to the hard and fast rule that many old grizzled photographers adhere to that your first 10,000 photos are your worst, because in all honesty, it can be a […]

25 Photo Clichés You Should Stop Doing

I was working on a post about overdone photo practices and came across this video and figured, rather than reinventing the wheel I would just post the video here All credit for this video go to the fine folks at http://tv.digitalrev.com/ 25 Photo Clichés You Should Stop Doing  

Getting better at Photography #2: Critical evaluation of your work.

Warning: This post contains a frank discussion about getting better at photography. You have been shooting for a while, watched all the YouTube videos and maybe you got that one shot that everyone likes, you took it to the fair and maybe you won a prize. Now with everyone telling you how talented you are, you decide to take the […]

Getting better at Photography #1: Pioneers of photography

This week we start a series of posts based on simple things you can do to become a better photographer. Warning: some of the suggestions here can be extremely challenging, and can take you down a notch in regards to how you think about your photography. First and foremost, reading an article such as this should be considered the first […]

Composition Talk – Foreground objects

When composing a shot, consider that even a marginally strong foreground object will anchor your viewer to the scene. While we will discuss this technique in relation to landscape shooting, it is also very much part of portrait shooting as well. This image is of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. I took it while on a road trip a couple years […]