Category - Photography Clips

Preparing Your Mind

Throughout the day, our minds go from work to errands to family and more. It helps to take a moment and shift gears so you can prepare your mind to be...

When Future Proofing Goes Wrong

Future-proofing is good in that we need gear to suit our photographic needs—but it can go wrong, too! Here are thoughts on when future-proofing goes...

Going in Blind

Going on a photography trip without pre-scouting the area can be a valuable challenge that teaches you to trust your instincts. Read my thoughts here.

Content is King

Content is king in photography, but maybe not quite in the way you think. It’s the emotional content that counts, the pieces of ourselves that we pour...

Every Pixel Counts

There’s so much that is out of our control. Weather, animals, the people that we photograph. But in the digital darkroom, we can control every single...

Bragging Rights

We sometimes fall into the trap of doing things the hard way just to say that we did. But, viewers rarely get to hear the story of an image’s creation.

Work Your Subject

Seasoned photographers develop a couple useful habits when they’re out in the field. Here are two things pros do when searching for an interesting...

Marketing or a Money Grab?

It might work for cars, but pushy salesmanship can drive potential art buyers away. To market your photography, the best way is to be authentically you.

It’s OK to Avoid Trends

Trends are always coming and going. While there is pressure to follow them, ultimately, it’s up to you whether or not to follow whatever is current.

Meaningful to Whom?

There’s a difference between personal significance and significance for all. It takes creativity to show people what makes a photograph meaningful to...

Your Target Audience

Common marketing strategies often lead to photographers marketing to other photographers. But there are ways to put artwork in front of a broader...

The Road Never Ends

Once the technical learning is done, that’s when it may feel like the learning is over. But that’s when your photographic journey is just beginning.

Preparing for Any Display

The one area that photographers can’t control is a print’s display. Keep this in mind to create photos that show well in any situation!

Preserving Photography

Is digital preservation safer than archival prints as a way to keep our photographs for the future? I think so, and there are a couple of good reasons...

Photography Isn’t Dying!

Is photography dying as an art form? I don’t think so, and here are my arguments against the idea that photography is in its waning years.

Personal Expression

How does one create unique art in an age when everything has already been photographed? By taking the subject material and making it personal.

Don’t Count on Second Chances

Second chances to revisit our favorite places are wonderful. But everything is subject to change, so we can’t take those second chances for granted.

The Natural Conclusion

Today, with limitless digital storage, there’s no reason to limit photography projects to just a few images. Pursue a project to its natural conclusion!

Anchor Shots in Photography

Anchor shots are the most important part of a series. You never know when you could create a series, so it’s a good idea to make anchor shots a habit.

Creative Uses for Zoom Lenses

Why carry around a gear bag full of prime lenses when one or two zoom lenses will give you the same focal range without sacrificing quality?

Engaging Senses

Photography is purely a visual experience. However, there are ways to evoke the other senses, which will make for a richer, fuller viewing experience.

Joys of Photography Magazines

Online photography viewing can be problematic. Photography magazines are one way to expose yourself to new art in a setting that invites you to linger.

Patience is a Virtue

Patience is not only a virtue among photographers, but a requirement. No matter how frustrating things become, keep searching for creative...

Are Second Takes Better?

Photographers are always striving to create something new. But, we shouldn’t discount the value that comes with the occasional second take.