Archive for December, 2009

A Photographer’s New Year’s Resolutions

A Photographer’s New Year’s Resolutions

Do you usually make New Year’s resolutions? If so, have you ever considered making resolutions for your photography? Things you want to accomplish as a photographer in the coming year?

Why Do You Love Photography?

Why Do You Love Photography?

To me, this is the most-basic of all photographic questions: why do we do it? What is it about the act of photography that we find so attractive as to be irresistible? Do you ever wonder why you pursue this art form (or craft form, as the case may be)?

Two Seasons, Two Images

Two Seasons, Two Images

Encountering a beautiful scene in a spot I had photographed before, I attempted to recreate from memory my original composition…see how successful I was (or not) and what it says about memory, photography and ourselves in this post.

Do You Know What a ‘Hail Mary’ Photo Is, and How To Shoot One?

Do You Know What a ‘Hail Mary’ Photo Is, and How To Shoot One?

Knowing how to shoot a ‘Hail Mary’ photo is incredibly useful if you’re ever planning on doing any photography in a group/mob setting. Sporting events, political conventions, protests, riots, breaking news—I’ll explain what these photos are and how to shoot them in this post.

A Walking Night of Art and Photography

A Walking Night of Art and Photography

There’s nothing better than a night of art and photowalking through the New Orleans French Quarter, and that’s what I got to do with my wife the other night. The DesCours 2009 exhibits of architect-inspired art installations was last week in New Orleans. Read on…

How to Choose That First Additional Camera Lens

How to Choose That First Additional Camera Lens

For beginning photographers, picking the right lens for each shooting situation can seem like a daunting challenge. How do you know where to start? We’ll answer these questions here and give you a good basic understanding of how different lenses will affect your results.

A Photographer’s Christmas Wish List

A Photographer’s Christmas Wish List

What Christmas gift to get the photographer on your list? Always a tricky issue for a spouse/girlfriend/significant other/buddy. Now you can solve this problem by simply sending them this post at The Discerning Photographer! All of the items on this list are things I use myself in my daily work….

Strobe & Blur: How to Harness Motion Blur in Your Photographs

Strobe & Blur: How to Harness Motion Blur in Your Photographs

One of my favorite times of day to shoot is right after dusk, as the light fades. It’s a great time to play with long shutter speeds and a bit of strobe, just to freeze and focus something within your frame. But how do you control these effects? That’s the subject of this post!