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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!
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.
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?
Encouraging Discussion on Social Media
Photography is all about thought and reflection. That’s why we should be encouraging discussion on social media rather than simply clicking the like...
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...
Ignore the Hype and Choose What Fits
Hype and negativity can lead you astray when shopping for new gear. Don’t let these things stop you from buying what works best for your needs!
Working Around Photography Limitations
Photography is full of limitations. It’s our job to find ways to work around them rather than allowing ourselves to be limited by the tools at our...
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.
Activating Your Creative Side in Photography
Our creative side doesn’t always awake immediately. Sometimes it just takes patience. Here are thoughts to prevent discouragement while you wait.
Is Video the New Burst Mode for Photography?
Can video take the place of burst mode? Perhaps, depending on what you plan to do with the images — and almost certainly in the future as technology...
Anticipation and Your Reputation in Photography
Building buzz around a photo project before it is completed could be harmful to your reputation. Here are my thoughts on social media for photographers!
What You Think and Feel About Photography
Photographers so often believe that new and unusual locales are the secret to success. But art comes from within, not necessarily your surroundings.
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.
Take Advantage of Atmosphere in Your Photography
Atmosphere is important to photography, but not in the way that you think. This is what shifts your thoughts and feelings to align best with your...
Breathing Life into Portraits
Portraits are often static, like a still-life, featuring neutral looks. But they don’t have to be. Get your subject animated to add life to your...
The Ideal is Undependable
The dream is to display our images under ideal conditions. This isn’t always possible, so we need to design photographs to hold beauty no matter what.
What is a Megapixel?
What’s all the buzz about megapixels? Here are some thoughts to clear up confusion so you can decide whether your camera needs more megapixels.
Revisiting Old Stomping Grounds
Those familiar places you’ve frequented with a camera in hand don’t have to be boring. If you’re willing to look, there are always new photographs to...
Sometimes It’s All About the Setting
There are all kinds of ways to find subjects for photography. Sometimes the best way is to start with the setting, let life happen, and see what comes...
Doing a Double Take
Online culture has taught us to flip through images quickly. But the good images are worth a double take. Too, we should create images with this in...