Browsing all posts in July, 2011.

Review: ThinkTank Retrospective 20

The Short Review: I really like it. It’s cool. It’s functional. It’s stylish. You should get one. The Somewhat Longer Review: The Think Tank Retrospective 20 is designed with the professional photographer in mind, who doesn’t want to lug around baggage that screams, “I have a fantastic Nikon and thousands of dollars of gear! Come […]

Masters of Photography – Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940)

I’m going to approach this installment of Masters of Photography a little differently. With the previous articles I’ve tried to tell the story of the photographer and include a few of his or her photographs. This time I’m going to say a few words about the photographer and let his photographs tell the story. Look […]

9 Tips for Photographing Sunrises and Sunsets

By Steve Russell There are hundreds of articles available on this subject but hopefully I’ll be able to provide a little different perspective on the subject. Also, there are millions of sunrise and sunset photos. Yet, people continue to photograph them so why is that? My belief is just like no two snowflakes are alike, […]

Unboxing My Birthday Present (and first photos)

Right up there with unboxing a brand new camera body is unboxing a lens that you’ve coveted for… well, in my case, YEARS. This week, in celebration of my birthday, I finally bought a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS. Of COURSE I photographed the unboxing when it arrived! And here’s the best tip I […]

Back to Basics: Five Tips to Freeze Action and Motion

Freezing action or motion in a photograph results in an image in which the subject and the background are “frozen”, sharp and in-focus. This is accomplished by using a fast enough shutter speed to stop the action, while using an aperture that is both tight enough to keep the entire scene in focus, but wide […]

5 Tips to Magnetic Engagement Sessions

Today we are fortunate to feature a guest post from an excellent and very well known portrait and wedding photographer located in San Francisco, California and New York City – Catherine Hall. Her skills, passion and experiences with photography are what many of us aspire to. Catherine is there. If you want to learn more […]

Masters of Photography – Robert Frank

Robert Frank was born in Zürich, Switzerland, and emigrated to the United States in 1947. Before he moved to the United States, he turned to photography, in part, as a means to escape the confines of his business-oriented family and home, and trained under a number of photographers and graphic designers before he created his […]

Grow Your Network

Having a wide and diverse network is important for many disciplines, including photography. Whether you’re planning on going pro, trying to expand your business, or are just delving deeper into your hobby, a network of fellow photographers, key information, and quality learning tools is a fundamental part of your efforts. Quality over Quantity The first […]

Masters of Photography – Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

With enough practice and desire to become good at photography each photographer will develop their own style. An important part of improving our skills and developing our style is to learn from leading photographers and discover what sets them apart from the “crowd.” As mentioned in an earlier article, we are restarting the Masters of […]

Fourth of July Photography

In the U.S. we are three days away from our biggest non-religious holiday. It’s a day for picnics, family and neighborhood gatherings, barbeque and fireworks in the evening. I was all ready to write this epic article on photographing fireworks when my friend and partner, Tiffany, beat me to it. When I told her that’s […]