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PPA Super 1-Day Workshops

PPA Super 1-Day Workshops

I have been a member of Professional Photographers of America for over 10 years. It is a terrific organization that offers a wealth information, training and inspiration. I would describe their primary mission as that of elevating the Profession of Photography and encouraging their members to excel at their craft while providing outstanding customer service.… Continue Reading

How varying Lighting Modifiers makes all the difference with Studio Lighting

Lighting Modifiers

Studio Lighting provides the opportunity to shoot excellent quality images indoors without having to resort to high ISO and the image degradation associated with it. You don’t have to make a significant investment to get started with studio lighting. Most starter kits include 1-2 lights and some type of basic modifier. Over time you can… Continue Reading

Expose for the Highlights; Develop for the Shadows

Expose for the Highlights; Develop for the Shadows

I started in photography in the late 70’s. I was taught early on to expose for the highlights and then develop (print) for the shadows. The same principles hold true today in the digital era. If you over expose your highlights you will irrevocably lose detail in the brightest areas of your image. I pay… Continue Reading

What Camera Should I Buy?

What Camera Should I Buy?

  I often get asked “What Camera Should I buy?” People get frustrated when I tell them “It depends”. There are so many factor that play into the decision it is impossible to quickly tell someone what camera to buy. Factors to take into consideration include: How a person plans to use their camera How… Continue Reading

Fundamentals of Exposure

Fundamentals of Exposure

I recently announced a Fundamentals of Exposure workshop for March 12th.   I have some great examples of why this knowledge is so helpful. We had a big wet snow fall yesterday, so I went out this morning to capture the snow capped trees. My first shot (shown above) was woefully under exposed, so I… Continue Reading

Artificial Lighting opens doors to creativity

Artificial Lighting opens doors to creativity

Most photographers only ever work with natural light or on-camera flash. Meaning they shoot with the light they find outdoors or in their homes. I have taken many of my favorite images in natural light to be sure, but learning to take control of light and craft an image is an incredibly rewarding experience. This… Continue Reading

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and the ALL NEW Lightroom CC

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and the ALL NEW Lightroom CC

Hello everyone, Adobe announced today that their subscription based Lightroom CC software will now become Lightroom Classic CC. This potentially confusing name change is to make room for a new product which will assume the old products Lightroom CC name. Confused? Read on. Lightroom Classic CC is what we have always known it to be… Continue Reading