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Inspiration Board Tuesday: #3 the Signs of Spring

This weeks photo challenge is #3 on my massively long list of photo challenges.  Shooting the Signs of Spring.  Am I living in a dream world where Spring happens in NY at the end of February?  Yes.  I am.  Happily, thank you very much.  But spring is happening some places in the US right now. […]

Crummy Weather Photography

February and March are crummy weather months in much of the country.  Certainly in NY – it’s one crummy, cold, dreary, nasty, cold, snowy, cold, muddy mess of a day after another.  So I did a shoot yesterday to demonstrate the different ways to adjust your settings and equipment to get better shots on crummy […]

Book Review: Digital SLR Handbook

This weekend I went to the library and I was checking out the photography books and I picked up this book by John Freeman called Digital SLR Handbook.  This book is under $14 and I have to tell you that this was the single best photography book I have read to date. John, you should be […]

Inspiration Board Tuesday – The Look of Love

It was Valentines Day last week and I’ve been seeing all kinds of pictures that have me thinking about “the look of love”.  Capturing Love is number #32 on my list.  Here are some shots that capture that look of love to me.  And at the end I have a little assignment. I think I […]

HDR 101 – High Dynamic Range Imaging

A friend of mine is really into HDR.  This wasn’t something that I was really aware of up until six months ago and because I’m curious by nature I did a little research about what HDR is, what photographs make for a good HDR project and how to go about doing it.  So here’s the […]

Camera Weight Watchers

CC Photo by gary knight When Lisa and I first started shooting on location portraits and engagement sessions, we would always lug around most of our equipment. We wanted to be ready for whatever situation arose. Each of us would be carrying two camera bodies, 3 lenses, 2 flash units, triggers, extra batteries for both […]

Photographers in the News and another Winner

In official business The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography can be claimed by commenter: PShorten.  I have sent you an e-mail with request for your address but if you haven’t gotten it please check your junk mail. I’m always interested in photo tips, who isn’t?  So this week for our Photographers in the News I bring you tips […]

Book Review: BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography

As mentioned earlier I am reviewing the BetterPhoto book series and I started off with the first book The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography.  Overall I would say that this book was a good read and at under $17.00 it’s a great introductory look into Digital Photography.   The book is full of glossy photographs […]

An Easier Way To Keeping Your Eyes Open

Do you shoot with your right eye? Do you keep the other eye closed? CC Photo by Hamed Saber We published an article last November 2007 that discusses the benefits of keeping both eyes open while looking through a viewfinder. If you’re like most photographers then you probably use your right eye to look through […]

Inspiration Board Tuesday: Food as Art

I love the inspiration that I find in Foodie Magazines and Blogs – the lighting, the presentation, the food it really gets me hungry.  Food photography is very difficult for many reasons the main one being you have to cook food that looks good.  It doesn’t stop me from trying though and this week I’m […]