Taking family photos this Holiday? Of course you are! Here’s a little video with some advice that will help keep you happy and sane when family is in front of your camera. Lots of common sense stuff, but maybe worth a view.
I’m starting a new video series, where I’ll answer viewer-submitted questions about photography. The videos will be made available on my YouTube channel. If you have a photography-related question, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll let you know when the answer is posted!
Here are the results of my test shoot today with the Minolta XG-7. This is a 35mm film camera introduced in 1977. It was the first camera I used for serious photography. More about that here. This was from a series of shots around my neighborhood on the Upper West Side (Manhattan), taken on Kodak […]
We become photographers for one reason or another. I’d always enjoyed taking snapshots as a child, and when the announcement was made one day at middle-school that they were going to be in need of a photographer, I jumped at the chance. Not as a way to express myself creatively, or contribute something to the […]
According to several in the About Photography FB group, I’m not the only one who experiences this. Models will often select, as their favorite shots, something I wouldn’t have picked myself. This does happen with clients, too. Once in awhile, a subject and I will share an aesthetic sense and she’ll surprise me. A kindred […]
I’ve always thought of myself as a competitive person. No, I’m not the kind of guy who turns everything into a race or gets bitter if I don’t win a board game. For me, the competition has to at least be quantifiable to have a chance at being meaningful. There has to be a well-defined […]
Last weekend, the theme in our Facebook group was “Monochrome.” I asked our members to comment about their feelings on Black and White photography. Here are a few of their responses: I love the timelessness of B&W. It strips away any pretense and you’re left with the raw subject, in all its glory. I am […]
Podcast (Audio only): Podcast on Video: In this episode, an interview with Chicago-based photographer, Joe Asencios. Subscribe to download our podcasts on iTunes. Check out the video and images for this episode and all podcasts at: YouTube What we talk about: Sacrificing for your photography Joe’s lighting, settings, and post-processing methodology Finding and working with […]
I recently posted up a questionnaire in my photography group on Facebook. In it I asked members to describe their current situations and levels of satisfaction with their earnings as photographers. The responses to the poll questions were eye-opening. Granted, very few of our 1,200+ members responded, and this poll was in no way a […]
What’s your opinion on this? You do a session for a client and all goes well. After editing you select only a fraction of the images to present as proofs. This is common, but some clients will ask to see the “other” shots; the ones that did not make it into the final selection. What […]