(*Root for the other guy is just an expression – substitute gal as appropriate) I recently had the pleasure, and privilege of spending some quality time with my friend, Pulitzer Prize Winning photographer and filmmaker, Vince LaForet. He spoke at Skip’s Summer School in Vegas and as usual, wowed the crowd with an amazing slide […]

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It’s time to jump-start your photographic vision. Here’s a fun photo assignment that will absolutely help. You will need another photographer to complete this assignment. But not just any photographer will do. You need a special photographer. You need a kid! That’s right – a kid! Go get your son, daughter, niece, nephew or neighbor […]

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Image and Post by Rick Sammon – Follow Rick Sammon on Twitter See Eye to Eye When it comes to photographing people, I almost always try to see-eye-to eye – shooting at the subject’s eye level. At that level, the viewer of the photograph connects with the subject – and the image looks less like […]

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This post starts out with a story about the Kentucky Derby. Please be patient and I promise you’ll see how it’s relevant to photography. This year, the Kentucky Derby winner was “Mine That Bird.” The horse was a 50-1 long shot. Nobody gave him a chance. Nobody but jockey Calvin Borel. Borel decided to the […]

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Often times, a photograph goes beyond technique Post and Photos by Rick Sammon. Follow Rick on Twitter. “I don’t think, I feel.” That what Keith Richards said about playing guitar on stage in “Shine The Light,” the Martin Scorsese film about The Rolling Stones’ performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The film […]

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It doesn’t matter how good your camera is if you haven’t got a good photographic eye. You have to know what to point the camera at in the first place. Here are five quick tips for developing and improving your photographic eye. a. Get serious about photography. If you want to develop your eye you […]

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Here’s How To Improve Your Photography – Look at lots of pictures! Writers get better at writing by reading. And photographers get better by studying photographs. I never knew this until a woman who critiques photographs for a living gave me a mission. This was many years ago, but her advice still rings true for […]

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