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Taking Inspiration in New Ways

February 24, 2021 - Inspiration doesn’t have to come from photography alone. Look for it in all aspects of life and from all kinds of people...
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Magic Numbers

November 24, 2020 - Magic numbers rule the world, or so it seems. And I’m not talking about money, although I’m sure accountants and investo...
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Avoiding Extremes

November 23, 2020 - You’ve heard me talk about gear before and how we’re so often lured into buying more gear or more expensive gear than we...
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WM-265: Blurred Mediums

November 03, 2020 - Photography is an interesting art in that we blur the lines between mediums more so than most. Today I’ll share my thoug...
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Overcoming Assumptions

July 19, 2017 - Photography isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes there are things that we find annoying. Chief among them? Assumptions. Th...
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A Brief History of Neon Lighting

June 14, 2017 - I recently had a fantastic opportunity to visit the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati — a fascinating experience, let m...
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How to Create Beautiful Architectural Photography

February 15, 2017 - Architectural photography is a difficult genre with lots of little details that need attention. In my opinion, this kind...
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How to Give Photographs as Gifts

January 25, 2017 - When gift giving season rolls around, the temptation is always there for photographers to give their art as a gift. Birt...
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The Importance of Scheduling to Beat Inertia

January 18, 2017 - What causes inertia, or procrastination? I think that there are many different causes. Sometimes, it is something simple...
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On Writing and Photography

January 11, 2017 - Our art is the image, or so most photographers think as they are creating new photographs. But is that the end of it? Or...
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Defining Traditional, Modern and Postmodern Photography

November 30, 2016 - One thing that isn’t discussed often is the different phases that photography, as an art, has been through. Art prior to...
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The Use of Symbolism in Photography

October 26, 2016 - When we talk about producing fine art photography, there are many different aspects that are routinely covered. Things l...
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Should You Stick to One Genre or Should You Diversify?

October 05, 2016 - What is the path to artistic success? Some would argue that it is simply practice – and not just practice overall, but p...
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How the Right Tones Effect Your Photographs

August 30, 2016 - There is so much to consider each and every time you take a photograph: Lighting, composure, the subject material, color...
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Learning How to Learn

August 16, 2016 - I’ve said many, many times that photography is a never-ending learning experience. Even the best of us will still find m...
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Don't Forget to Experience Life as You Pursue Art

July 27, 2016 - If you’re like me — or if you are even the slightest bit serious about photography as a hobby or a career — then photogr...
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Why Do We Make Photographs?

July 13, 2016 - What are our motivations for making photographs? If you ask around, among friends and neighbors, you’ll quickly find tha...
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Is Photography Becoming Cheap and Meaningless?

July 06, 2016 - Are we losing the ability to create photographs that have lasting value? What I mean by this is that at times, I fear it...
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Thought Exercises that Give You a New Way to Think, See and Photograph

June 29, 2016 - The way we think is not just happenstance. In actuality, most of our thought patterns are deeply ingrained. I wake up ev...
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Teaching Children the Wonders of Photography, #4: Learning to be Comfortable as a Photographer

June 21, 2016 - Over the past three posts, we’ve gone over many of the things that you need to show a child about using a camera and com...
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Teaching Children the Wonders of Photography, #3: Learning to Create Art

June 15, 2016 - Throughout this series so far, I've touched on a lot of the more technical aspects of photography, but once children hav...
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Teaching Children the Wonders of Photography, #2: Lighting and Intermediate Camera Controls

June 08, 2016 - Last week, I talked about some of the most basic things that a child will need to know as they learn how to be a photogr...
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Photography Books That Will Inspire You

May 25, 2016 - Photography is as much a learning process as it is an art form. From beginning photographers all the way to world-renown...
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Why Every Serious Photographer Should Attend Photography Workshops

March 30, 2016 - When you think about photography workshops, it seems like a given that all serious photographers should attend them. Aft...
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Is Structure Necessary for Creativity?

March 16, 2016 - When you think of creativity, it feels like it should be something random and spontaneous, something that is born out of...
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Five Problems You'll Face as a Photographer

March 09, 2016 - I was thinking the other day about the life of a photographer. At first glance, it seems like a wonderful thing. Imagine...
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Learning to Critique Photography

February 10, 2016 - A while back, we discussed how to critique your own photos in the post “ Learning to Be Your Own Worst Critic.” To me, c...
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Essential Tips and Techniques for Captivating Sports Photography

December 30, 2015 - I was recently given the assignment to photograph a race with more than 16,000 runners and that led me to think about wh...
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Photographing Beautiful Portraits of Overweight People

June 10, 2015 - It might be shocking to consider, but let’s be real for a minute: 69% of American adults are overweight. That means wei...
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Using Rim Lighting to Make Your Subjects Pop

June 03, 2015 - Skeleton Leaves - Click Here to learn how to make them for your next fun photography project. Rim lighting is one of th...
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8 Tips for Taking Great Wildlife Images at the Zoo

May 27, 2015 - If you ask photographers, most would say that they’d love to go on safari or take a trip to an exotic land just for the...
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Personal and Professional Slideshows

May 06, 2015 - Would you like a professionally produced slideshow that documents the most important people or events in your life? Let...
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How Photography Changed the World, Part 2

February 25, 2015 - Making the World a Smaller Place with Photography Last week, we talked about the ways in which photography lets us exami...
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How Photography Changed the World, Part 1

February 18, 2015 - Fundamental Ways Photography Changed the World “With the daguerreotype,” Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said, “eve...
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Give Your Creativity a Push: The Importance of Starting

January 21, 2015 - Sometimes in photography, we find that we’ve slowed down for some reason. These slow periods can be a natural part of ou...
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Learning to Be Your Own Worst Critic (Self-Critiquing Your Own Images)

December 09, 2014 - Finding someone to critique your work well is sometimes even harder than creating the work in the first place. If you’re...
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Tips for Photographers on Respecting Culture

October 22, 2014 - One of the best things about traveling to different countries is experiencing the cultural changes and characteristics o...
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Yummy Food Photography Photos

July 05, 2014 - Food photography can be a fun experience especially when you're taking photos of something yummy. For the past few month...
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West Virginia Night Sky Photo

January 03, 2014 - Wow! Check out the stars… can you find the constellation Orion? I believe the stars look more beautiful from West Virgin...
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