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Continuous Shoot Advantages

Do you shoot in Continuous Shoot mode?  It’s a setting on your digital camera that I highly recommend you check out.  I usually shoot in this mode so I get at least one good photo from a moment that can not be recreated.  When I was starting out that’s precisely what I’d get – one […]

Removing and Adding CatchLights

For this photo editing lesson I’m going to be using this SOOC (straight out of the camera) image of my nephew.  You will remember it from this post over here about CatchLights and about how I loved the picture but didn’t like the reflection of the TV acting as a CatchLight.  So today we’re going […]

Catchlights 101

I used to take good pictures on accident.  Every once in a while I would really look at a portrait I had taken and think “something about this just makes it look really special”.  Upon learning what a Catchlight is I realized that a lot of the portraits I loved had Catchlights.   What is […]

Spatial Relationships and Distortion

We all know that the main difference between a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens is the angle of view. Compared to a wide angle lens, telephoto lenses have a much smaller or tighter field of view which means that it can only capture a small part of a scene. Another difference between the […]

Photo Ohhhhhh Christmas Tree

It’s Holiday time and a shot that is on a lot of peoples minds is the Christmas Tree shot.  Last night we went out to dinner and a lovely women offered to take my picture with Lexi (my daughter) staring at the Christmas Tree.  It was very generous of her to offer to do so […]

Reflection

I love capturing reflections in photography.  I love seeing the subject in the flesh and a slightly distorted version of self in a shallow pool of water.  I’m on vacation in Florida and while I was out for a long walk I noticed these little sand piper birds admiring their own reflections.  They found themselves stunning and […]

Photo Editing – Process, Workflow and Balance

Here’s a fantastic question about establishing a process for editing your digital photos. I would like to know if you ever published a “rough” guide to processing/editing the photos after you have taken them. I’ve heard the term “workflow” (pardon my ignorance) which consists of the numerous steps in editing a photo. I have read […]

Review: The Canon Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion

There are a lot of guide books on the market for different camera models. I personally find these books to be just glorified versions of the manual that comes with the camera. Unless you’re really new to photography and can’t distinguish between a shutter and function button, you’re really just wasting your money with these […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers, All Under $100

It’s that time of the year again. I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy Christmas shopping as much this year what with the state of my wallet Oh, who am I kidding. I live for this shit. Below are relatively cheap gift ideas for your photography-inclined loved ones. Nikon Lens Pen Pro Kit$19.21We love […]

Printing Basics

Most people don’t print their photos anymore. We’re all getting lazy. The capability to view the photos on the camera’s LCD and manipulate images on a computer is enough for most people. However, nothing will ever replace the feeling of actually seeing and holding a print of a great photo you took. CC Photo by […]