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How To Critique Photos Online

Critique Photos Online

Last week, we took a look at the best way to use 500px to improve your photography. Today, we’re going to take that a step further and talk about the need to critique photos online. Yes, I know. You’ve been told not to do it by well-meaning people. That advice misses the point of why […]

Finding Photography Locations With AIRBNB

Amy Wilder

I’m concentrating more on portrait photography these days. Like many other photographers without a dedicated space, I spend a fair amount of time finding photography locations. Fortunately, I have friends who are far better at it than I am. One possibility that I’d never considered suddenly opened up some interesting possibilities – AIRBNB. You may […]

Finding The Light

Finding The Light

Despite hours of planning, everyone occasionally runs into problems finding the light. It happened to me this past weekend. We have a local community of photographers, models, and make-up artists who gather quarterly to meet up and do a little shooting. Saturday we met where it all began for this group, at the Maitland Art […]

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Three Simple Portrait Lighting Techniques

Portrait lighting doesn’t have to be complex. Sometimes you can get lovely results from very simple portrait lighting techniques. While it’s easy to get caught up with buying and using gear, sometimes you just don’t need it. We’ll take a look at three simple portrait lighting techniques. Here’s the really nice part. They’re inexpensive, or […]

The Dominance of Color

The Dominance of Color

I have a tendency to prefer color photos. More accurately, I love strong colors. Color contrast, color symmetry or color complements. Just as Joe McNally frequently points out the language of light, I enjoy the language of color. So when and why would, or should, you use black and white in your photography? The simple […]

The Evolution of an Image

The Evolution of an Image

I thought I’d show the evolution of an image today. Everything from the initial capture to my post-processing workflow to complete it. The image itself is just a snapshot, but it was a good subject for this kind of discussion. That’s because we see things differently than our cameras. Those devices simply cannot compete with […]