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Three Things I Wish I Knew Then

Sherry (who writes for PhotoBlog) and I were talking a couple of weeks ago about the things that we wished we knew, or that someone had told us, about photography when we first got started. Those tips or pieces of advice that would have helped us to avoid confusion or mistakes when we were first […]

Cold Weather Photography

I live in Arizona – today’s high is supposed to be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In December. Yeah, it’s a rough life. Talk to me again in July when it’s 110. I DO remember what it was like to live in colder climes – growing up in Maine, I had MORE than enough snowdrifts to […]

Event Photography – Restaurants

First off (and good morning to you all!), I’m looking for some advice. I need a Canon zoom lens that works well in low light levels. I’m thinking of the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens. Has anyone had any experience with this lens? Would you recommend something else? The reason I […]

For Jocelyn

My very good friend Jocelyn has been diagnosed with breast cancer. A local restaurant hosted a benefit party for her on Tuesday night, and I provided the photography. I thought I would share some of my favorite shots with you. I think more than anything else, I enjoy photographing parties. I love getting candid shots […]

Freelensing

While perusing the Internet for new photography techniques, I came across something referred to as “freelensing”. This technique is achieved by detaching the lens from the camera but holding it in place, then shifting the lens around to focus the shot. Shafts of light are “leaked” into the image, a high degree of bokeh is […]

Timing is Everything

You have the latest gear. You have the most incredible setting. You have the best lighting. You’ve got all the know-how. But for some shots, some images, some memories… all that don’t mean nuthin’, baby, unless you’ve got great timing. Share your examples of great timing in the comments! Photo credits (in order of appearance): […]

Photographing Infants – A Cry For Help

I have to shoot a baby. Okay, that came out wrong. I don’t have to shoot shoot a baby, I have been asked to photograph my friend’s newborn. This request comes in two phases. Phase One will take place in the actual hospital, in the actual birthing room, moments after the baby is born. Phase […]

Freeze Time with High Speed Photography

Someone recently forwarded me an e-mail which had some fantastic pictures. One of those pictures was of a balloon popping. The photo had been timed such as to capture the burst just at the right moment. I then realised that it is impossible to manually time a shot with such accuracy. I was also reminded […]

DIY Elastic Monopod: Illustrated: Part 2

Here are some pictures to give you a better idea about the DIY Elastic Monopod. I couldn’t find a black elastic so had to settle for a white one, but my preference is definitely black J STEP 1: Collect the ingredients… Elastic, a bolt (1/4″-20) and two nuts   Step 2: Punch 2 holes at […]

Fun with Blocks

For the holiday weekend Lexi and I went to upstate NY for some time with my family.  My Mom has these fantastic wooden blocks that I adore and so I had a little shoot with Lexi and the blocks.  I’ve been thinking more and more about putting myself out there to photograph children and I […]