communication

Portrait Tips: Expand Your Vocabulary

When you make a picture–any kind of picture–you should think, “What word would I use to describe this picture?” From what I’ve seen on the interwebs, lately, the word most

Fast DIY Fix for a Common Camera Error

A sense of dread begins to fill you as frightening words and symbols flash before your eyes. Afraid all is lost, you begin to panic… An error message has appeared

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Handling Difficult Family Members on Wedding Day

Let’s be real. Weddings can be beyond challenging. There are enough things to worry about as a photographer (timelines always running behind, crummy lighting conditions, weather issues, creativity blocks) without

Just Ask

We’ve all been there. That place where you’re photographing and you suddenly see the perfect photo in your minds eye. Your heart beats a little faster. You smile a bit.

How to Direct Models (Or Any Subject) for Great Pictures

Models look to the photographer for guidance and direction during a shoot. “How to Direct Models” gives helpful tips for photographers to communicate with their subjects better. We included a short 4 minute video that was recorded during a location shoot demonstrating these suggestions in action.

Talking to Strangers : How I Got the Shot

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.

How to Deal with a Rude Photographer

I’ve been blessed with a dual career! For over 30 years I’ve been teaching the Martial Arts and for over 20 years I have been a professional photographer. Over the