Photographers love to tell stories about where, how and why their photographs were made. And that begs the question, shouldn’t our images speak for...
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It’s exciting to be able to print photographs at extremely large sizes. But is it always necessary? Some images may benefit from smaller sized prints.
Photography is really a way of projecting our personal perspectives onto the world. That’s what makes each image from every photographer unique.
Brain training is a popular fad nowadays, and there are ways to train your creative brain, too! It’s all about activating the brain’s reticular...
Generalizing and stereotyping is viewed as a bad thing. But generalizing is a lot of what photographers do. We just need to be conscientious and do it...
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?
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...
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.
Critiquing is a difficult process! It’s easy to overlook the photographer’s vision for the image. Ask this question so you can give the best feedback...
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.
Cooperation among photographers is wonderful, but when teams form around brands, genres or other parts of photography, this limits creative exploration.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 not only a virtue among photographers, but a requirement. No matter how frustrating things become, keep searching for creative...
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!
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...
Photographers are always striving to create something new. But, we shouldn’t discount the value that comes with the occasional second take.
Our creative side doesn’t always awake immediately. Sometimes it just takes patience. Here are thoughts to prevent discouragement while you wait.
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...
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!
Photographers so often believe that new and unusual locales are the secret to success. But art comes from within, not necessarily your surroundings.
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.