Tag: photography

The Five Stages of Photographic Grief

So you made it onto Santa’s nice list and got a brand new shiny DSLR under the tree. Or maybe you treated yourself to that new lens you’ve been pining for that will kick your photographic prowess up a notch. Either way, you are about to experience the emotional roller coaster that I call the…


Three Things that will Improve your Wildlife Photography (and a few that won’t)

If you’ve decided to read this, congratulations! You’ve decided to take up (or improve your skills at) one of the most difficult areas of photography. Not only will you need to brave all sorts of weather at dawn to track elusive subjects that don’t want to be near you, but you probably won’t make much…


The If / Then Christmas List for Photographers

No one is more obsessed with gadgets and gear in general than photographers and it’s around this time of year that thoughts turn to wish lists. So I thought I’d put together a different kind of list than the usual “what to get for a shutterbug” list. With my list, what you should get depends…


To Post or Not to Post

I’m referring, of course to post processing and the heated discussions going on between photographers on how much, if any, post processing is acceptable if we are to remain true to our craft. At one extreme, we have the purists who, like in the days of Kodachrome 64, believe that, since the image captured represents…


I Love this Lens!

If you’ve been into photography for any length of time, you probably have an assortment of lenses to do various things and, if you’re a working pro, these are part of your standard toolkit that you don’t give a second thought to – each best for specific tasks. Likewise, I don’t really think about any…


Successful Location Portraits – Keep it Simple

I recently had occasion to shoot a couple of location portraits for very different clients and thought I’d share my approach in terms of preparation, gear and execution. First things first. By location portrait, I mean away from the studio – usually at the client’s home, office or at a venue. Most of the time,…