The first lesson in photography that most people overlook is how to hold a camera. “For God’s sake, hold your camera correctly” is a short article teaching you how to hold your camera as Vanelli tells a story why this article was written.
Silhouette: How I Got the shot gives tips on how you can quickly create a beautiful silhouette.
Often I’ll end up visiting a bookstore to check out fun coffee table books and photography books. I have to have something for my home that will help guests be converted to taking pictures! So there I was, looking at a table of neatly piled and organized books when I was handed a book that had a slick […]
So there’s maybe more bungles that people would make if they didn’t know any better or were just starting off. I figured that there could be some extra help in identifying some of the more recent blunders that have been popping up more often in communities that I’m associated with. Before you read this, make […]
I’ve been frequently asked to help take pictures (with a cell phone) simply because I’m a “photographer” and therefore MUST make “better” pictures than those coming from an “average joe.” Probably not always true, but I feel that there are some elements to know that could help everyone take better pictures… even with a phone. […]
As you read this, think back to when you were beginning photography… I’m sure you’d be able to relate to this to yourself (or your friend) and hopefully laugh (and not cry). Alright, so this list may not be super accurate and is in no particular order, but, I think it is safe to say […]
It’s easy for me to write photo tips. I’ve done it pretty much every day since November 1, 1998 when I published the first edition of Photofocus online. But it’s harder when I constrain myself and don’t talk gear or technique. This is the meaty stuff that actually makes you think. Some of my audience […]