As humans, most of us see the world in all its color and beauty but we often miss some of the world’s details all because of that pesky thing called color. Don't get me wrong, I love color like most others do but I love a monochrome world a bit more. With monochrome you don't have the colors distracting your eyes and mind and you see the details and textures like you never have … [Read more...]
What is composition?
You hear it all the time: It doesn’t matter what the photo is taken on, be it a pro DSLR, disposable, camera phone, Polaroid, what-have-you... a strong, engaging composition creates a memorable photo. But what is composition? Think of composition as the arrangement of a picture’s subjects/elements. When it comes to landscapes, however, it can be tricky deciding … [Read more...]
Focusing on You: Lessons from Behind the Lens
Did any of you as a child ever experience being the “new kid” in the class? Completely new to the scene and trying to figure out how exactly where you are going to fit in. What “group” would you hang out with? Thoughts of, “would anyone like me,” floating around in your head. Wondering if your style would fit in with the rest of the crowd? This is exactly how I felt being a new … [Read more...]
Poll Results: 15 Tips for Beginner Street Photographers – What are your do’s & dont’s?
Today's question on Twitter was:"Street Photographers, what tips do you have for a beginner starting out in this area of photography? What are your do's & don'ts?" The following replies were received from both professional & amateur street photographers: "my tip would be dont acknowledge the person you are shooting. You need them to be unaware you are there..." - … [Read more...]
The 3 Essential Steps for Photography SEO
First, a caveat: this post is designed for photographers who are trying to succeed in the business of photography, not for general photography enthusiasts. It's opportunistic in the sense that it's designed to get maximum business impact (attention, clients, sales) from the minimum amount of effort. In my work with hundreds of photographers, I've found that doing just a few … [Read more...]