The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Chris Smith.   Chris is a Chicago based photographer and an expert and understanding light. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Chris Smith Chris Smith is a Chicago photographer who splits his time between being a high school physics teacher.  Chris’s understanding […]

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I love photographing food. Most of what I have in my portfolio are images of food I have cooked and photographed inside of my home with my DSLR. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to photograph food while dining at restaurants! I like to post my images to both Instagram and Yelp, and it’s important […]

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Color is the way our eyes perceive how energetic light waves are.

A sunset. A flag. The eyes of your beloved. That shiny new car.

The feelings they inspire happen when something inside you is triggered by a particular variation in the frequency and energy of light waves.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
– John Berger

A photographer recently wrote to me at Photofocus to complain that I mentioned a studio light I used when making my macro shots. He proudly proclaimed – “I only shoot with natural light. That’s how REAL photographers work.” Sigh. Well if it makes you feel better to say that then by all means say it. […]

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If you talk with experienced photographers you’ll hear the subject of light come up often. That’s because light is everything in photography. A mistake many beginners make is not understanding the part that light plays in a good or bad photograph. You need to pay attention to the intensity, angle and color of light. In […]

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