Archive for February, 2011

Using HDR Technique in a ‘Traditional’ Photograph

Using HDR Technique in a ‘Traditional’ Photograph

I don’t have a problem with those who love making HDR fantasy photographs; it’s just not what drives me or my shooting. But I do love what the technology has made possible: truly extending the dynamic range of information that can be captured in an image…

Stomping Grounds Photography

Stomping Grounds Photography

Do you know what it means when someone talks about their ‘stomping grounds’? It’s a reference to an area with which they feel completely familiar and comfortable; a place that they know ‘like the back of their hand.’ Well, do you have any photographic stomping grounds? Places you like to shoot, over and over and over?..

Developing a Photoshop Workflow

Developing a Photoshop Workflow

Do you have a Photoshop workflow? A set processing approach that you always start out with? If you don’t, you need to develop one. Having a set starting approach–a workflow–for Photoshop can improve your overall consistency and results…

The Revolution is Upon Us

The Revolution is Upon Us

If you had any doubts about the power and importance of social networking on the internet, the revolution in Egypt should have dispelled them forever. For the first time, we saw an entire movement organized and run on platforms that weren’t even around 10 years ago: Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.

The Relativity of Darkness

The Relativity of Darkness

My personal photographic journey has taken an interesting and slightly mysterious turn these last few months, down a path that’s involved a lot of long, long exposures. Opening the shutter and leaving it open changes your world…

Two Views of One February Day

Two Views of One February Day

Two photographs taken just minutes apart, but the contrast couldn’t be greater. New life and frozen death, two images shot within the space of a few yards and a few moments…

Racing Against the Light

Racing Against the Light

Good light is the one thing we photographers crave above all else. It’s essential, yet rare: a gift when we can get it. This is the story of the making of one photograph…

Quick Tip: For Night Photography, Carry a Flashlight!

Quick Tip: For Night Photography, Carry a Flashlight!

Remembering to bring this simple tool with you can make all the difference when shooting in the dark or near-dark…