Finding the elusive “good “light” You may have heard the term “quality of light” before, but do you know what that really means and how do you go about finding this highly elusive “good light”so many photographers talk about? In this article I’m going to explain a few terms and give you some tips on [...]
I had the opportunity to discuss outdoor photography with four of the six members of Photo Cascadia. Join me as we go through a variety of their stunning landscape photography and have them share their tips for getting the best photos.
I’m often asked what I use for camera equipment and software to create my images, so I’ve finally compiled a list of some of the things I use most often and what I recommend. I will be expanding on each of these in more detail at some point (need more hours in the day) so [...]
Announcement – Darlene is the new – Managing Editor of Digital Photography School! After 18 months of being a writer for dPS she is now in a new exciting role, check it out on the official announcement and what exciting things are coming for 2014!
Looking for a book on beginner photography lessons? Look no further! In this review I will go over the pros and cons of two different eBooks on beginner photography. I’ll highlight how each rates on different criteria and which I’d recommend for you based on your needs. You may decide to get one, or get both. Other options for continued learning also presented.
Generosity, 5 reasons why to do it (what’s in it for you) and how to do it using your photography skills no matter what your level of experience. This article is a bit different but a topic near to my heart. I truly believe in the value of giving of yourself, your time, your skills and feel that everyone has something of value to offer. I give you some benefits of giving, and some ways you can use photography to give back, even if you don’t think you’re “good enough” yet.
Just a quick note this week because school is now out and most people have a long weekend. So I figured you’d rather be out doing photography than reading about it. If you haven’t already grabbed a copy of my FREE ebook, 10 Challenges to help you take better pictures, now’s a good time to do so and start practicing!
In Canada July 1st is Canada Day, and in the US it’s Independence Day on July 4th. So there will be lots of fireworks. Here’s a few fireworks photos I’ve taken at both events. If you want to know how to shoot fireworks head over to my article on Digital Photography School, 15 tips for Successful Fireworks Photography (click through to view on your web browser to get the link)
Ever wish you could leave your J.O.B. and be a photographer full time?
What if circumstances didn’t give you a choice, what would you do?
If you can relate to any of the following, there will be great nuggets for you in this interview with businessman, podcaster, and author of the new book Pat Flynn.
If you want to leave your job and do photography full time
If you’ve ever lost a job outside your control (laid off, fired, forced retirement)
If you’re on the verge of saying “oh what the hell” and going for it but you have reservations and fears
If you’ve dreamt about having your own business
Watch the video interview to get tips on how to handle these situations and prosper. (you may not be able to watch the video in your email, if not please click through to the article on the website to view it.)
Medusa Toes – poem by Alice Dolphin
The power of two and how you can use collaboration to help improve your creativity and photography. Some examples include: put words to your images; find a partner to attend or plan an event; do a project with someone else. Read about my collaborations and get your own ideas and share them with me in the comments section.