Category Archives: In the Studio

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

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

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

Filters Matter! or Why you need a good polarizer

Filters Matter! or Why you need a good polarizer

Every photographer should have a circular polarizer. It removes glare from reflective surfaces such as water, glass and canvas. In the examples above and below I adjusted the polarizer to maximum effect, then turned it until there was little or no effect. The difference is substantial. The glare in the image below would be very… Continue Reading

How to buy a tripod

Tripods come is a dizzying array of colors, sizes, materials, and price points. This is the first in a series of articles intended to aid in the process of choosing the right tripod for you. How do you begin to wade through all the choices? I would start by giving consideration to your budget. A good tripod will… Continue Reading