Six years ago I started making pictures, and I dove right in planning to make a portrait business. The best thing I did was attend David Ziser‘s workshop where he taught me that shadow and light are the most important technical things to learn in photography. He showed image after image of stunning portraits, and […]
Data loss is something that I wish upon no one. Those who have experienced this catastrophe already know that one occurrence can easily mess up one’s day, jack up one’s week, and quite possibly destroy one’s year. Many of us have priceless photos of those we love, places we’ve experienced, and people we’ve seen. We want […]
It can happen to the best of us; that moment when you panic and look at a location and your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything even remotely unique and fun to do. At that moment, try to remember to use your backgrounds wisely. What I mean by that is a background is […]
Our colleagues at lynda.com have been running a great series of videos commemorating Photoshop’s 25th anniversary. In this mini-documentary they head into a traditional darkroom with photographer Konrad Eek. Watch Konrad Eek work up a print using only darkroom techniques. Post your own memories or thoughts on the traditional process and how well it translates to digital. […]
Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, a trusty SD card in my main camera while shooting video interviews for Under Armour, and even an AJA hard drive while recording my multi-camera sports production for ESPN.
There are three things that have no place in any business: ego, arrogance, and entitlement. The photographer who expects everything for free, is envious of others’ success, or has an ego so inflated that they are unable see past their own faults is a sure-fire way to sabotage their image. It may get them so far, but toxic traits don’t […]
I recently manned a ‘pod’ for Adobe at The Photography Show here in the UK. The questions were pretty diverse but there were a few Lightroom questions that came up a few times, so I thought I’d share them here just in case readers were experiencing the same; I’ve Been Using Aperture, What’s the Easiest […]