Archive for March, 2010

Quick Tip: Velcro ties can organize your photographic life!

Quick Tip: Velcro ties can organize your photographic life!

As a working photojournalist and web videographer, I depend upon lots of cables and cords every day: USB, ethernet, firewire, sync, audio, etc. Velcro cable ties keep me sane and organized….

Photo Processing: Searching, Shooting, Editing, Toning & Printing

Photo Processing: Searching, Shooting, Editing, Toning & Printing

Do you have a regular process you undergo with your photography? How often do you get your images past the in-camera stage? I was thinking about these things as I processed images this weekend from an early-morning photo safari….

Landscape Photography Resources

Landscape Photography Resources

A confession: I love landscape and nature photography. I don’t consider myself a landscape/nature specialist, although nature photography was my very first photography love….Here are some landscape and/or nature photography articles or sites that I think you might find interesting.

Trust Your Image Histogram

Trust Your Image Histogram

Knowing how to take an image from the camera and turn it into a compelling photograph for output, whether for a digital print, the web or a 4-color printing press, is a fundamental skill that too few photographers have mastered. Due to the differences found between monitors, many photographers don’t know where to begin to tune their photos up for output….

Developing Your Photographic Style

Developing Your Photographic Style

Do you have a photographic style? A unique way of looking at the world that results in photos that only you could take? How does one go about developing a photographic style?
This issue is at the heart of any serious photographer’s development…

A Photo Kit for All Seasons

A Photo Kit for All Seasons

Are you in the process of assembling your first ‘serious’ set of photo equipment, and wondering what it should contain? Are you wanting to minimize mistakes while putting together this investment? Or maybe you’re a veteran shooter with your own version of the ‘all weather’ kit. What follows are my suggestions for an all-season, all-purpose photo kit…

The Mystery of Composition

The Mystery of Composition

I find composition, with a capital ‘C,’ to be the most mysterious element in photography. How do we go about composing great images? What do we look for? What approach works best? Should we even think about composition as something separate from light?…

Unlock the Power of Shutter Speed in Your Photos

Unlock the Power of Shutter Speed in Your Photos

Learning how to truly control and use shutter speed is one of most important lessons we all must master as photographers. The reason? Your camera’s shutter speed function is the most powerful image-making element in your arsenal of aperture, shutter speed and ISO….