Photo Tips

Photography tips that anybody can use.

Photographer’s Cheat Sheet

I’ve been working on the notes I’ll be using for a beginner’s photo class I’ll be teaching and out of that preparation has come a cheat sheet of high-level concepts that I tend to repeat over and over. I always state that photography can be broken down into two components: Lighting and Composition — if you don’t have those two… Read more →

Let them interact

Taking group pictures at a wedding can be draining.  Most of the time, the bridal party just wants to have fun — and who can blame them!  They’re not at the wedding for pictures, they are there to support the bride and groom and to have a good time.  I understand this and do my best to allow the day… Read more →

Lightning fast tip — shoot shoot shoot

Last week, a very powerful storm passed right over my house at 60mph. I knew the weather was going to be bad, but I didn’t expect a spectacular light show. After staring at the huge bursts of lightning for 5 minutes or so, I realized that I should probably snap a few pictures. So I grabbed my camera, slapped it… Read more →

Photo tip: turn your flash off

One of the first things that you can do to improve your images is to turn your flash off. This is especially true if you take pictures of people. The flash which is built into your camera is quite powerful — in fact, it’s too powerful. What’s worse is that all that power is focused right in the middle of… Read more →