Don’t Get Hung Up On Finding Your Style

Don’t Get Hung Up On Finding Your Style

Don't get so hung up in the early days on "finding your style"... Your "style" is just a process of discovering what you love and what you don’t and then you'll begin creating a look that moves you based on those preferences. It takes some deliberate practice and...

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Don’t Let Challenges Turn Into Excuses

Don’t Let Challenges Turn Into Excuses

Don't let your challenges turn into excuses.  There are a million reasons we can come up with as to why we cannot get something done - I think that is the brain resisting learning new things. We all have challenges.   The difference in the people who get things done...

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Challenge Yourself

Challenge Yourself

The other day I did a presentation at my local photography club on still life setups... and mentioned how long I might work on a set before finally leaving it. I spend a few hours if you are curious, possibly even going back the next day or two and working the scene...

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New Photography Color Workshop

New Photography Color Workshop

Cracking the color code...  “Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want – that just kills creativity.” -Jack While (Steak Like An Artist)  I love this whole concept. I can’t tell...

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Why I shoot for the blur

Why I shoot for the blur

Why I Shoot For The Blur...   There are so many schools of thought out there when it comes to photography.  People who think everything should be in focus at f8 or above when shooting. Those who believe the bokeh is for the trash can. That blur is bad. Many out...

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For The Love Of Macro

For The Love Of Macro

I have spent the last few months working on my latest workshop - Tiny Details. Most of the photography I shoot nowadays is in my tiny studio which lends itself perfectly to close up and macro photography. I have total control of all the elements...

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Photography Basics – Lighting

Photography Basics – Lighting

Lighting is key in photography. It is important to control the quality and amount of light coming into your image to get the best color and texture on your subjects. If you are shooting outside, your best quality of light will occur early in the day and late in the...

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Photography Basics –  Composition

Photography Basics – Composition

In the visual arts, the composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject. There are several "rules" for composition that have come down through the centuries. By learning how to compose using...

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Photography Basics – What Is Shutter Speed?

Photography Basics – What Is Shutter Speed?

    Shutter speed is the time for which a shutter is open at a given setting. Shutter speed works in conjunction with your aperture and ISO to provide you with a well-exposed photo. In general – a good rule of thumb is to try to be shooting at a minimum of...

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Photography Basics – What is Aperture?

Photography Basics – What is Aperture?

Aperture is referring to how wide open or closed down your lens is (we use f-stops to control this). The wider the aperture, the more light your lens is letting into the camera. When your lens wide open - your shutter is going faster than when your lens is letting...

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Photography Basics – What Is ISO

Photography Basics – What Is ISO

ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor on your camera. In the film days, you would choose a 100- speed film for when you were outdoors, and it was sunny. You would select a 200-speed film when you were outdoors, and it was cloudy. You would choose a 400-800...

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