learning

basic photography

Why take a basic camera overview class?

I recently attended a free 90-minute camera workshop. The description was: “Basic Camera Overview/Class Orientation, DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Operation, and the Principles of Correct Exposure.” I’ve been taking photographs

The nontechnical photographer

Help! I’m not technical, I hate math and all those dials, numbers and settings really confuse me. Can I still be a photographer? Of course you can. You can be

Understanding Luminar 3 in five minutes or less

Learning new software can be challenging and frustrating. This can cause some not to upgrade or try something new even if it’s better than what they are using. Here’s how to understand Luminar 3 in five minutes or less to start processing your images frustration-free.

Closing the gap

“Photography makes me feel alive. I never get tired of shooting!” “Oh, this sucks. Didn’t turn out the way I saw it!” “Trying to find my style! Aaarrgghhhhh this is

Be honest and upfront on your work

If you don’t know how to shoot something, don’t do it and expect to be paid. Be honest and upfront.  Okay, there’s more to it of course. If you want

Specialty and Style: Why They are Important for Your Photos

Style and specialty are frequent topics I’m asked about while teaching photography, and some of the hardest areas in which to give easy answers. While I have always taken these questions seriously, answering them feels like tap-dancing through a minefield. Specialty and style are uniquely personal to each artist; concepts that emerge through an individual’s interests, personality, and experiences. Trying to offer constructive criticism while not discouraging the work and personality of the artist is a true challenge.