In my study of photography, I have found some the best images I have seen are simple yet seductive. Some of these images just used natural light. Others were just of a person walking by a wall. Yet there was something about these images that made them speak to many people. They are unlike so many images I see on the web today, including my own. Here are some ways to take your photography and keep it seductively simple.
As I sit here cleaning and organizing my lens collection, I’m thinking about which lenses are the foundation of my photography. Sometimes for simplicity and frugality’s sake, I wish I could start my photography life over. If I could travel through time and space back on my photography path, here are the lenses I would tell the newbie me to focus on first. I think these are the types of lenses every DSLR owner should have. [click to continue…]
Picking new photography gear can be an emotional experience–especially if there’s almost always a photographer you really admire who used a particular camera or lens to create an image you love. If you want to grow as a photographer, it may seem as if all the ads and reviews out there label you to fail if you don’t own what’s advertised. This is the point where you have to step back and let logic take over. This will help you avoid obtaining that which you do not really need.
After years of shooting events for many different clients, you tend to get the feeling of how one should typically go. And just like weddings, you learn the shots that are necessary, where you need to be at what time, etc. Throughout these events five key things have echoed through them all, but one can be the biggest core–stealth. Based on my experiences, here are five things needed to tell stories through your photos at events.
One of the secrets of being successful photographer is being prepared and working hard. Serious photographers have learned how to use their gear with precision and are able to provide a flexible response for any situation. Good photography comes down to making an effort. Hard work has to be put into the craft to maintain a high level of image quality. If you want to be a serious photographer, here are some suggestions for becoming one. [click to continue…]
Winter has finally taken over, and it’s very cold out there. Ice flows with nowhere to go, and there’s not enough coffee to warm you. Some of us would see this as an opportunity to stay inside with a book–not that that’s a bad thing. Others feel the call of photography. The call to go out and freeze their buts off to get those unique shots that only the cold can bring. Cold can be a stimulant, a challenge to your photography. It’s no use though if you’re out there, hands and camera trembling, and your face feels like wood, dry and cracked.