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Photographer of the Day: Edouard Ketterer

Category: Street Photography Photograph: L’homme du canal by Edouard Ketterer Minimalist photos are some of the most difficult to execute, but when done well, are some of my favorites. In

Photofocus Photographer of the Day Jeff Clouet

Photographer of the Day: Jeff Clouet

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Path to the Heavens” by Jeff Clouet Jeff Clouet’s image “Path to the Heavens” is a strong example of using leading lines and a vanishing point

Seeing and Composition in Photography

Recently someone commented on one of my images: “I wish I had your eye for composition.” My reply: composition can be learned. Art classes in high school and college helped

Photographer of the Day: Jovan Jimenez

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “CTA Green Line to Harlem” by Jovan Jimenez (Jovan J) Jovan Jimenez’s image is not only a beautiful example of street photography, but also an excellent

The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

The Calotype: An Overview

In my last history of photography article, I talked about William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the Calotype. Here, I want to explore how the calotype evolved within photography

100 Years/100 Shots

Here’s a journey through the past 100 years of cinema. This video was crafted by Jacob T. Swinney, and he picked what he felt was the most memorable shot from

Lightning Over Palo Duro Canyon

Are Your Photos Getting the “Blurts”?

One of the ultimate compliments for a photo is when it makes someone just blurt out a one syllable word or sound. “Wow”, “ooh”, “awww”, “damn”, “whoa”, “spoon”… you get the

“I Like This Picture Because…”

I think the Snake River Plain in southern Idaho is one of the prettiest places in the world and one of the hardest places to photograph. It’s expansive and grand and

Bahá'í Temple Column

The Importance of Looking Up

Being a part of a local photowalk group, I often experiment with different techniques during our outings. One of our group leaders, Dianne Carroll Burdick, has long taught the importance

Change Perspective to Make Better Photos

If something is worth photographing, it’s probably worth photographing from multiple angles. It’s easy to start high, at eye-level, because that’s how you see the world. Most photographers arrive on

Photography activities for kids: Point of view

Exploring photography with your kids? This is my second in a series of posts offering ideas you can use to help your young photographer get comfortable with fundamental concepts. Last

12 Tips For How To Compose Creative Photographs

I know like me, you’re probably often challenged by how to compose creative shots, which convey “the strongest way of seeing,” as Edward Weston put it. Straight on. From behind. From the

3 Easy Ways to Use the Rule of Thirds

You’ve probably heard of the Rule of Thirds — I learned about it in middle school art classes, and art history in college. It’s a terrific tool for guiding composition

Guadalupe Serenity by Mary Hulett

Photographer of the Day: Mary Hulett

Category: Nature Photographer: Mary Hulett Title: Guadalupe Serenity There is much to like about Guadalupe Serenity, starting the use of the water as a leading line, which pulls the viewer

Four Tips to Standard Portrait Headshot Posing

When it comes to posing and composing your subject for a standard portrait headshot, getting the look you want requires trying various poses depending on their personality and the reason

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