And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.

— Richard Avedon

“Unpredictability. Accidents. Not good when you’re engaging in, say, brain surgery, but when lighting…wonderful!”

– Joe McNally



This week’s podcast interviews photographers Frank Doorhof about his portrait work. Then, we catch up with Joel Grimes for an inspiring talk for all photographers. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Frank Doorhof The Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof is a noted international fashion and glamour photographer, as well […]

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I was reading my pal Scott Kelby’s blog and saw a fantastic quote from none other than Jay Maisel. This master of photography summed up 10 years worth of training in one sentence. “If it doesn’t excite you – don’t shoot.” While it may seem simple, it isn’t. So many photographers will shoot “something” […]

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With all of the money that photographers spend on their cameras, lenses and tripods, it can be easy to overlook some of the smaller accessories that may truly have a material impact on your actual shooting experiences. The photo accessories industry is teeming with all sorts of goodies & gadgets that range from pure utility to chic […]

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Her vs Him

The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for your camera or smartphone to capture something photographically. But before we get into that, let’s […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Dave Black about his sports and light painting work. Then, get an overview of what’s going on with Lightroom from product manager Sharad Mangalick. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Dave Black We welcome back Dave Black to the show for an interview with […]

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