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Free Spec Work?

Creatives are often asked to do FREE work, especially Spec Work.  There are grandiose promises of future work, at a reduced rate of course.  Especially when we are starting off, or hungry, we will agree to almost anything.  Don’t be […]

The Band Is All Here

What do you do when you have to deliver photos for a Jazz Band concert program but you have no photographs of the Jazz Band?  The default it getting some stock photos of other bands but that doesn’t really fly.  […]

The Ultimate Panorama – Mont Blanc

Take a look at the In2White project, which is an astonishing panoramic photograph of Mont Blanc. Altitude: 3500 meters Images: 70,000 Gigapixels: 365Temperature: -10° The Concept How to celebrate Her Majesty the Mont Blanc? We just wished to represent it […]

Should Weddings Ban Smart Phones and Selfie Sticks?

Personally – I say YES!!!!  The wedding is NOT about the attendees, it’s about the two people who are getting married.  I ask myself, what is SO important that you, as the attendee, feel that you must use your phone […]

Aperture – What is in focus?

When I teach photography, one of the common questions is that of aperture. It’s a part of a larger subject – exposure. Exposure is the relationship of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. We are not going to tackle that in […]

Photography Is No Longer a Crime in Los Angeles

In 2011, Long Beach Post reporter Greggory Moore was detained by cops for taking photos outside a courthouse. Eight sheriffs deputies detained, frisked, and interrogated him, saying his actions were suspicious. In the wake of 9/11, the Los Angeles Police […]

On mothers, cancer and zombie photographers

This morning I read a wonderful article by photographer Olivier Duong. Please take a read, it will inspire you. Plato said “The unexamined life is not worth living” and it’s a quote that is pretty deep. It’s the reason that […]

Composition is King

Despite the fact that this article is about composition within film, there are lessons to be learned here about storytelling in still photography.  You’re photographs can go from good to excellent with dramatic composition. The subtle, well-composed frames of Ida […]

Buddies

“Bubbies” is a set of 6 shots taken (in succession over about a minute of time) of two friends hanging out.  They were watching the performance of a middle school band playing on a stage at Disneyland.  A conversation ensued […]

Tamron, Sigma & Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Portrait Lens Review

The 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is THE workhorse for portrait and wedding photographers. If you don’t own one and are thinking about purchasing, finding objective information about the different makes (Canon, Tamron and Sigma) is nearly impossible. I have read countless […]

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