Super Simple Portrait Lighting

By Tuesday, July 23, 2013 0 Permalink 0

I have seen so many people get hung up on having the right camera gear and studio before they start shooting. Their sentences usually start with, "If I only had (insert insanely expensive piece of gear or a big studio space here) then I'd be able to get the photos I want". Thinking this way ...

How to Take Better Photographs of People – Part Two

By Tuesday, September 11, 2012 0 Permalink 0

Have you ever looked at a portrait you have taken and felt like something is missing?  Most likely you missed connecting with the person you were photographing. Many people are not comfortable in front of the camera (myself included). When someone is not comfortable you get frozen, awkward expressions. Tip Two: Connect In order to create a meaningful ...

How to Take Better Photographs of People – Part One

By Tuesday, August 7, 2012 0 Permalink 0

Have you ever taken a photograph of someone and wondered how you could have made it better? You are not alone. There are some basic techniques that you can add into your photograph taking process that will greatly enhance your final image. Tip One - Look for the Light The very first professional level photography class I ...

Camera Basics #1 – ASA & ISO

By Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2 Permalink 0

Recently, one of my cousins asked me to teach him some camera basics. After spending yesterday wandering around San Francisco with cameras in our hands, I realized the same camera basics would be useful to my readers. So...I'm going to start posting some camera basics from time to time. What does ASA and ISO mean? And, what ...