I've noticed a shift in my editing style lately and I wanted to do a quick video on how styles can change and also give a sneak peak behind the scenes of a recent photoshoot!Read More
Tips and questions with guest author and model, Sarah Veslany!Read More
Here are some hand-picked suggestions for online photography resources.Read More
t’s a nice sunny day and you want to get some portraits with your friends, but you just end up with harsh shadows across everyone’s face with squinting eyes from the glaring sun. What’s a photographer to do? Get a scrim!Read More
The essential gear I always keep in my car for an instant studio.Read More
I decided to try an experiment and see how many different kinds of “light” I ran into in a typical day.Read More
Read up on how to jump-start your modeling career!
Do you daydream about brightly-lit runways, dazzling camera flashes and magazine covers?Read More
I've had a lot of friends recently show interest in jumping into photography. A very common first question is: What camera should I buy?Read More
Promo videos can be an excellent way to quickly share information on what your organization, brand, or business is aboutRead More
You don't have to travel far for great photos. Here's a list of some of my favorite places to take photos at around Erie.Read More
Curious how to get that trendy flat look on your photo but don't have Photoshop? You can do it on your phone!Read More
Last week I went out for a shoot with Cara. We had a plan ready to go: a brightly lit dance studio, awesome dance outfits, and some acrylic paint.Read More
There are two "golden hours" in the day, and before I only paid attention to one of them but that has finally changed!Read More
The internet is chock full of amazing resources, but it can be difficult to sift through the millions of different links to find what you’re looking for.
Never fear, this blog will do the work for you! I’m confident this list of hand-picked sites will inspire and inform you.Read More
Being able to tell a story through images is one of the best things about photography.
That storytelling is one of the reasons why I really enjoy wedding photography. The industry has changed over the past few decades to include a more journalistic and storytelling approach to wedding coverage, and I think it is a wonderful way to capture all the emotions and beauty of a wedding day.
How do you tell the story of a wedding through photos though? Let’s take a case example to explore.Read More
This has to be one of my most highly requested topics, HDR.
I’m splitting this topic up over two posts. The first will cover what HDR is and how it is (unfortunately) misused and the second will show how to make HDR images step by step in camera and in photo shop.Read More
If there is one effect that I would have to name the most popular for photo editing it would have to be the vignette.
Everyone tries it out sometime and usually with good results. Its a subtle effect that can draw attention to the center of your image and create nice framing. Today I'll show you how to apply a vignette with a few different editing programs, and talk a little about what not to do with vignettes.
Using vignettes is very easy in most programs, often requiring only a couple clicks.Read More
The first digital camera I ever used took 3.2 megapixel photos. Cameras today take as many as 24 or 36 megapixel photos. What is a megapixel though?Read More
Disclaimer: Yes, I have done all of these, any examples are photos I took while learning myself. (most were taken while I was in high-school).
All photographers do this at some point, you have to start somewhere. Take an easy road right now though and check out these common beginner mistakes that I have learned to avoid.Read More
A lot of people are intimidated by the PSAM (PTvAvM for Canon Users) dial. Today we will go over what these different settings are and when they can be used.
There is usually a lot more than just the standard PSAM settings on the mode dial, but most of these are just variants of the "auto" mode and not the focus of this post. The letters PSAM stand for:Read More