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Conceptual creativity with Dan: A bed of roses

This new CONCEPTUAL CREATIVITY series is a collaboration with my friend Daniel Mallard. Dan has been a photojournalist for a major Canadian daily newspaper for over 35 years. In this

Embrace your ISO

Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a feeling that there is too much noise and that is

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Beyond the Santa photo

They’re here whether you’re ready or not — it’s the holiday season and photos will be a big part of the next couple of months. We all love the photos

Photographing strangers

There is a tendency in most of us to have a fear of the unknown. I have never had a negative experience in asking someone to make his or her

Victorian silo art, part one

Australia’s farmers and rural areas have been doing it tough. Climate change is a real thing whether people wish to believe it or not. Many parts of southeast Australia (like

Why does color cast matter?

Color cast is everywhere. Take a photo of a snowscape on a sunny day. The snow is blue, not white because it reflects the color of the sky. So this

Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laser-like effects in your

Three powerful event photography tips for beginners

(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Nate Joaquin Torres. Nate is a photographer based in Orange County/Los Angeles who specializes in portrait, lifestyle and event photography. He