Archive for December, 2010

The Discerning Photographer’s Year in Review

The Discerning Photographer’s Year in Review

2010 has been quite a year here at The Discerning Photographer. Since we started midway through 2009, this has been our first ‘full year’ of publishing and I thought it might be worth taking a look back before plowing ahead into 2011…

Today’s Photograph December 27, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 27, 2010

I shoot a lot of video these days for my ‘day job,’ and one of the intriguing things I’ve discovered is how it’s affected my personal still photography…

You Can’t Shoot That!

You Can’t Shoot That!

Have you been hassled by police or security guards while trying to photograph? Have you been told not to shoot while standing on a public street or sidewalk?. Read on for my tips on dealing with cops while still getting the photos you wanted…

Today’s Photograph December 19, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 19, 2010

Sometimes the best image is not the most obvious image we shoot. Sometimes, it’s an image that develops after you’ve worked a situation and learned something about what you’re shooting….

Today’s Photograph December 13, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 13, 2010

Sometimes the best photographs come when there’s almost no visible ‘light’ left. Today’s image is an example of one of those times…

Great Photo Website: Red Dog News

Great Photo Website: Red Dog News

Here’s a quick tip: my old friend, the very talented photographer Wendi Schneider, just turned me on to this great photography website: Red Dog News…

Do You Understand the Aperture-Shutter Speed Relationship?

Do You Understand the Aperture-Shutter Speed Relationship?

Aperture and shutter speed, along with to a lesser extent, their little brother, ISO, rule my world. Aperture and shutter speed have more to do with the decisions I make when shooting than virtually anything else…

Today’s Photograph December 3, 2010

Today’s Photograph December 3, 2010

Twilight is a magic time of day for a photographer. Light is ebbing, and contrast is rapidly diminishing, giving rise to a different and more compressed tonal range….