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Getting Creative with Event Photography
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to photograph a local event with entrepreneurs from Detroit, who had traveled...
5 tips for photographing during the holidays
Earlier this week Bryan Esler posted an article about Getting Creative on Christmas Morning. Here are a few more tips...
Use A Telephoto Lens And Good Light For Holidays
There are two kinds of photographers at family events: those you know are making pictures and those you don't. My...
Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Take Advantage Of Silent Shutter
Many DSLR's have a Quiet Mode. One way this is done is by separating the sound of the shutter from the...
Portrait Tips: 3 Ways To Not Shoot Butts
When you take a street photography class with me, I'll probably tell you my one rule: No Butts. If you're...
Portrait Tip: Wanna Photograph Kids?
I attended a wedding the other day, and it was beautiful. The weather was great, the decorations were incredible, and...
Photowalk: Orlando, April 21st, 5:30 pm
We're at it again. We're getting together and practicing making pictures. This is a fun time to meet and make...
Stories From The Set: Saving Face Saves The Day
Shortly after the nuclear disaster in Japan, Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda of the Toyota Motor company came to the United States to raise...
Your Photos Become Their Memories
I've been a photographer since college. First, as a hobbyist, taking photos of my friends on my point-and-shoot Canon camera,...
First Impressions and Hands-On with Lumix GH5
Lumix's new GH5 is the most talked-about new camera this season, and for good reason. It's a complete redesign of...
Minimal Lighting for Funeral Portraits
Funerals are a good time to make family pictures because people who haven't seen one another in decades are together....
How to Use On-Camera Flash for Events
Using an on-camera flash at an indoor event is probably the simplest way to make pictures of small groups look...

Getting Creative with Event Photography

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to photograph a local event with entrepreneurs from Detroit, who had traveled to Grand Rapids to visit with other “makers” in the area. There were talks and hands-on interaction; a lot of

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5 tips for photographing during the holidays

Earlier this week Bryan Esler posted an article about Getting Creative on Christmas Morning. Here are a few more tips that may add something different and fun to your holiday photos. 1. Think Outside of the Gift-Wrapped Box Have you seen

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Portrait Tips: 3 Ways To Not Shoot Butts

When you take a street photography class with me, I’ll probably tell you my one rule: No Butts. If you’re photographing butts it means that you’ve either missed the moment or you’re too chicken to photograph people to their face–which

Read More

Portrait Tip: Wanna Photograph Kids?

I attended a wedding the other day, and it was beautiful. The weather was great, the decorations were incredible, and it seemed like the whole town turned out in great spirits. With so many happy people around, it was easy

Read More

Photowalk: Orlando, April 21st, 5:30 pm

We’re at it again. We’re getting together and practicing making pictures. This is a fun time to meet and make photographs and chat and have a fun time. Since we’re visiting for Photoshop World, we’ll meet at the Hyatt Regency

Read More

Stories From The Set: Saving Face Saves The Day

Shortly after the nuclear disaster in Japan, Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda of the Toyota Motor company came to the United States to raise money for the victims. As it happens, Vanelli was hired to photograph a meeting between Toyoda and a prominent local

Read More

Your Photos Become Their Memories

I’ve been a photographer since college. First, as a hobbyist, taking photos of my friends on my point-and-shoot Canon camera, to remember the memories we were making. It wasn’t until about seven years later that I bought my first DSLR.

Read More

First Impressions and Hands-On with Lumix GH5

Lumix’s new GH5 is the most talked-about new camera this season, and for good reason. It’s a complete redesign of the popular GH4 and it offers loads of new features. Since I’m an ambassador for Lumix, I’ve had some time

Read More

Minimal Lighting for Funeral Portraits

Funerals are a good time to make family pictures because people who haven’t seen one another in decades are together. You should take advantage of the opportunity. I attended a funeral yesterday, and amidst the memory sharing I took a

Read More

How to Use On-Camera Flash for Events

Using an on-camera flash at an indoor event is probably the simplest way to make pictures of small groups look their best. At weddings, parties, and fundraisers, friends and families are together for a short time and they are surprisingly

Read More

Portrait Tips: 3 Ways To Not Shoot Butts

When you take a street photography class with me, I’ll probably tell you my one rule: No Butts. If you’re photographing butts it means that you’ve either missed the moment or you’re too chicken to photograph people to their face–which

Read More

Portrait Tip: Wanna Photograph Kids?

I attended a wedding the other day, and it was beautiful. The weather was great, the decorations were incredible, and it seemed like the whole town turned out in great spirits. With so many happy people around, it was easy

Read More

Photowalk: Orlando, April 21st, 5:30 pm

We’re at it again. We’re getting together and practicing making pictures. This is a fun time to meet and make photographs and chat and have a fun time. Since we’re visiting for Photoshop World, we’ll meet at the Hyatt Regency

Read More

Stories From The Set: Saving Face Saves The Day

Shortly after the nuclear disaster in Japan, Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda of the Toyota Motor company came to the United States to raise money for the victims. As it happens, Vanelli was hired to photograph a meeting between Toyoda and a prominent local

Read More

Your Photos Become Their Memories

I’ve been a photographer since college. First, as a hobbyist, taking photos of my friends on my point-and-shoot Canon camera, to remember the memories we were making. It wasn’t until about seven years later that I bought my first DSLR.

Read More

First Impressions and Hands-On with Lumix GH5

Lumix’s new GH5 is the most talked-about new camera this season, and for good reason. It’s a complete redesign of the popular GH4 and it offers loads of new features. Since I’m an ambassador for Lumix, I’ve had some time

Read More

Minimal Lighting for Funeral Portraits

Funerals are a good time to make family pictures because people who haven’t seen one another in decades are together. You should take advantage of the opportunity. I attended a funeral yesterday, and amidst the memory sharing I took a

Read More

How to Use On-Camera Flash for Events

Using an on-camera flash at an indoor event is probably the simplest way to make pictures of small groups look their best. At weddings, parties, and fundraisers, friends and families are together for a short time and they are surprisingly

Read More

Sort Faster and Find Your Best Pictures

Many of us end up photographing events each year. There are weddings, little league games, family reunions, birthdays, quinceañeras, anniversaries, corporate events, and the list goes on. Whether you’re hired to shoot or photographing your own family, I’ve got a

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Being Prepared Makes all the Difference

I love the Boy Scout motto of Be Prepared. As a photographer that often means carrying extra batteries, a spare camera, and an extra memory card. But also knowing the location, and what conditions you’ll be working under. Practice Ahead

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Five Keys to Being a Great Assistant

Ive been an assistant to some of the most talented people, working on cool projects and helping at awesome workshops. I feel absolutely blessed. The key theme I heard from many that I was helping was that it was so

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