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Category - Beginning Photography

What Do You Want from Photography?

It’s important to ask ourselves what we want from photography. When we can answer that question, we know what course to take toward the future.

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Overcoming FOMO

FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is a very real thing in photography. Here are some of the places it crops up, and what you can do to get past it.

How to Title Your Images

Titles are one part of photography that don’t get much attention, but they’re an important element. Here are some thoughts to help you create effective...

Impossible Versus Insightful

Creating images that capture a jaded audience’s attention is more difficult than creating the impossible. Here are some thoughts to show you what I...

When to Add Prose to Your Images

Prose and photography are two mediums that blend well. Here are some thoughts and ideas to help you combine your images with the written word!

Make Photographs Transparent

Creating an image that resonates across a wide audience requires some level of transparency. Here are some thoughts to help you achieve this!

The Photographer’s Voice

What is the photographer’s voice? And more importantly, what does it mean to express that voice? Here is an essay with some of my thoughts on the...

The Art of Waiting

Throughout your career as a photographer, you'll find yourself waiting for many reasons. Perhaps it is time to turn those wait times into a creative...

Learning to See Light

Photography is the art of painting with light. It is essential to learn how to see the light to create effective images. Here are thoughts that may...

The True Meaning of Originality

In this day and age of Google Image Search and photographic travel guides, what does it truly mean to be original? Here are my thoughts on originality.

Beginning Photography Tips

A popular craft, photography is a mainstay of American culture. We created the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and hone our skills to...

Overcoming Assumptions

Few things fray the nerves of a photographer like the assumptions people make about the profession. Here are questions you've doubtless heard before!

Connecting Instead of Observing

Photographers, in order to create effective images, need to connect with their subjects rather than simply observing. Here are some ways you can do...

Understanding White Balance

What is the ideal white balance for a photograph? The answer isn't necessarily stark white but a very slight cast that helps breathe life into your...

Change is Good

Change can be hard. It is tough to learn new things, break old habits, move forward. But it's essential to photography. Here are my thoughts on the...

Creating and Using Sky Overlays

You can't always control what the sky looks like when you are creating photographs. Fortunately, this is a problem you can correct with sky overlays.