Archive for August, 2009

Do You Need to Carry a Gray Card?

Do You Need to Carry a Gray Card?

AWB-Auto White Balance-has gotten really good in the current generation of digital cameras. They do an excellent job of reading and deciphering most lighting situations that you’ll encounter. So does it make sense to carry a gray card to custom-adjust light balance?

Easy Sepia Toning in Photoshop

Easy Sepia Toning in Photoshop

Here’s my tried-and-true method to create beautiful sepia-toned photographs in Photoshop from your digital images. Follow these straightforward steps to turn any of your color shots into vintage sepia versions…

Kelvin Temperature–It’s affects everyone’s photography

Kelvin Temperature–It’s affects everyone’s photography

What is Kelvin temperature and why should you care? When used in photography, Kelvin temperature is a scale that measures the relative warmth or coolness in a given scene…

Quick Tip–Tape Your Camera Straps

Quick Tip–Tape Your Camera Straps

This is a trick that we’ve been doing for years in the profession, taping the ends of our camera straps to prevent accidental and costly slippage of those little plastic and metal camera adjustment thingys…

The Photographer as Witness

The Photographer as Witness

Maybe one of our jobs as photographic artists is to function as some sort of witness to the grandeur all around us…

Preserving Moments in Time

Preserving Moments in Time

Are our actions as photographers motivated by a deep-seated need to capture and preserve small precious slices of life? What do we hope to gain when we photograph? Read on…

Shooting With Just One Lens

Shooting With Just One Lens

I like to advise photographers seeking to improve their skills to try spending a day with just one fixed focal length lens. It really is a great exercise, as the confines/parameters of the fixed focal length force you to truly “see” in that perspective…