Are Your Post Processing Techniques Out of Fashion? Thank you for listening to episode 28 of The Photo Flunky Show. Post processing techniques are as much a part of your art as your photography. We’ve heard that good artists copy and great artists steal. That may be true, but I think there’s something else to […]
How do you decide which DSLR lens to use when taking travel or landscape photos? Do you go by focal length because you like to shoot wide or get tight on your subject? I wish that I could choose one style or the other, because my back is killing me from carrying around too much […]
Why does every photography studio have an area of white seamless background? The reason is pretty simple. A white seamless background is an industry standard because it’s so versatile. It’s a neutral background for colors, making it an ideal choice for catalogs and compositing. With lighting, gels or post processing, you can make it almost […]
Photography secrets. It’s as if there was some kind of secret cult of photographers who only share secrets after you’ve obtained the next level of mastery. I made a list of 101 simple photography secrets that I wish I knew when I first started. I hope it saves you some time or gets you thinking […]
Welcome to Episode 9 of The Photo Flunky Show! Why Inspiration is Unreliable Inspiration is one of the most used words in photography, but what does it really mean to you and how you come up with ideas for your next photo? I’ll talk about some examples of inspiration that work and some that have […]
Successful photographers know that their work has little to do with the technical aspects of documenting a scene. Anyone can push a button and snap a photo as a technician. The value of a photographer comes with the knowledge and traits they use beyond the technical minutia to create an emotional connection that connects with […]
Overcoming 7 Barriers to Great Photography The key to great photography isn’t just how well you know your gear. It’s what you carry around in your head. Sometimes we create obstacles for ourselves that get in the way of creating better images. In this episode of The Photo Flunky Show, we’ll talk about 7 barriers […]
The nature of light is the most important aspect of photography, and yet it’s frequently one of the most misunderstood topics. Light is essential. It’s like blood. There is no substitute for either one.
What’s your photography style? Do you want someone to see your photos and instantly know who produced the image? Once you develop your own photography style, it becomes your signature. That style becomes your calling card. Whether you want to enhance your credibility as an artist or a commercial photographer, you need your own style of […]
As subjects go, photographing hands are often overlooked as subjects. That’s a shame, because a person’s hands and the gestures they create can tell us so much about them. You can create some of your most compelling images by telling a story. Hands are a great tool to understand a story.