Tag: composition

49 Photo Tips – The Sequel

About eight months ago, I cobbled together a laundry list of almost 50 photo tips and tricks to help with everything from gear to composition, photoshop, and more.  Given the penchant for sharing these things online, I decided to launch…

Picking a Theme

We all get stuck in creative ruts, and are in search of ways to inspire ourselves.  Kerry Garrison (form Camera Dojo) and I talked about this last night while we explored the place that smart phones and their cameras have…

The power of color

I’ve shared many many stories and images on the blog here to help illustrate the various nuances of things like light, angles, and yes, even color.  I’ve talked about complementary colors, and simplicity of colors and I’d like to re-visit…

An exercise in silence…

As creatives, we often can find ourselves just not seeing anything new…even if given a theme to go out and discover.  In times like these, it’s sometimes beneficial to stop looking outward and start looking inward.  I am not talking…

The Rest of the Story…

Last Monday, you learned of my trip to White Pocket, AZ.  I met up with fellow photographer/blogger Rich Charpentier of “The Airstream Chronicles”.  As we left off last week, he had met me at the Page, AZ airport, and we…

What is it about Water?

Something about water really draws us as photographers – whether it’s the sunrise on a lake or ocean, the beads of dew on a morning flower, the tears or sweat as they roll down a cheek, or even the implied…

5 Tips to Better Landscapes

The most common questions I get here on the blog center around the idea of how to take better pictures.  Whether those “better pictures” are better landscapes, or portraits, wildlife or events, everyone wants suggestions on how to approach the…

Portrait or Landscape

One of the more common questions when it comes to composing images is whether to shoot with the camera oriented in the landscape or the portrait position (horizontal or vertical).  As always, the answer is usually along the lines of…