Have you ever seen someone you would love to photograph but you don’t know how to approach them? “Talking to Strangers” tells a short story on how I asked a stranger to pose for a silhouette. Later we became friends.
I’m sure many of you photographers reading this post can sympathize with the plight of ever-maneuvering ourselves and our cameras around so that we can omit any obstacles from our frame. Whether we’re contorting in some undiscovered yoga position or have our tripods defying gravity with the way they’re being balanced, we go to great […]
I’ve been thinking about this photo tip for a while, mostly because I make it a habit to review my archive from years ago. As photographers who constantly practice and learn new things, it is natural for our sensibilities to evolve. What we thought looked good before may not today. This can be attributed to a […]
It is not very long, but this video walks through the history of cinema while inspiring the watcher with quotes from famous films. You need not be a filmmaker to be inspired; just a storyteller. Thanks to David Anderson for making this short film and Cinephilia and Beyond for posting it for me to discover […]
I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted back adding a “texture” to the background. I use images of side walks, freeway underpasses, brick walls, sheets of paper, rusted steel, graffiti, roads, cracked […]
Guest post by John Van Steenburg “Success has a simple formula: ‘K+A+P’ ”… Bernard Baruch This Spring, about twenty thousand of us went to Las Vegas to attend WPPI and learn from classes and the technology exhibits. Most attended several classes given by successful photographers laying out their techniques and policies to build business and […]