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Joe Farace  |  Posted: Feb 14, 2018

“You can't go wrong mixing classic graphics in black and white. It's very Parisienne.”— Brad Goreski

Bruce Dorn  |  Posted: Feb 12, 2018

While I am not a Landscape Photographer per say, landscape photography techniques are critical to my work as a commercial photographer. When not ensconced in a studio, I am, of course, working in nature so finding a great background is of paramount importance. Depending upon the concept I’m attempting to deliver, my choice of background may be a primary or a secondary element, but it is always the foundation upon which everything else is staged. Once I realized that I could not build anything of quality on a flimsy foundation, my work improved immeasurably.

Laurie Klein  |  Posted: Feb 12, 2018

Picture this…. breathtaking scenery, dramatic clouds, majestic mountains. We grab our Canon camera and snap away. Of course, the image is perfect!  But is it? Is the photo a snapshot or a work of art?  When my images are in exhibits or published in books, I can’t stand next my audience and personally explain why my images work or what I was feeling. The image has to speak for itself. So, let’s talk about creating exceptionally strong interpretive landscape. But first a bit of background.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Posted: Jan 17, 2018

In their natural habitat, animals are as beautiful as they are elusive and uncooperative. We’d all love to go on safari in Africa, or archipelago-hopping in the Galapagos. Who doesn’t envy National Geographic photographers who travel the world to celebrate every living creature?

Denis Reggie  |  Posted: Jan 11, 2018

Light is, of course, the basis of photography and knowing how to see, use, create or adjust it is a major factor in setting a professional apart.

Adam Jones  |  Posted: Dec 12, 2017

Make no mistake, I love the current digital age of photography, and the exciting advances it brings with it.   During numerous digital photography workshops and lectures, I’ve noticed fairly advanced photo enthusiasts don’t really understand exposure and how their camera’s metering system works.  Those who have traveled with me know I’m a big fan of Evaluative Metering (Canon) Matrix Metering (Nikon) for nearly all of my landscape, and macro photography.  I’ll confess that I’ve not used TV Mode  (shutter priority) in over 25 years.  My go to metering methods are Evaluative for most static subjects, and Manual metering for wildlife/action situations.  I simply have not found a situation where TV is necessary.  Manual metering and Evaluative work very well for everything I shoot.