Bring in the New Year with a camera

Bring in the New Year with a camera

Want a photo-recipe to be able to do portraits of your friends that will be appreciated all year? Read on! THE HOLIDAY New Years WHEN December 31, any year. INGREDIENTS This can be a high-end selfie or a festive portrait of fellow party-goers. Position someone you...
How to Photograph the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

How to Photograph the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

If you are so inclined to shoot the Everyone Around the Thanksgiving Table photo this week, here are a few other things to consider when photographing what might just be my favorite day of the year: 1. TURN OFF YOUR FLASH. This is mandatory. If you don’t, the folks...
Inside my Brain: 4th of July Fireworks

Inside my Brain: 4th of July Fireworks

Many people think that professional photographers “just know” what the perfect settings are for any given situation. Nothing is further from the truth. The skill is simply being able to guesstimating a good starting point, and being able to know which...
How To Photograph Fireworks

How To Photograph Fireworks

A staple of any  celebration worth its while is the big fireworks display at the end. If you would like to capture the magic of the night, I’ve compiled some tips for you in this infographic (Hint: share it—your friends will appreciate it!)  Plus be sure to read on...
Show the Faces

Show the Faces

I had a really bizarre dream recently. I’m assuming that the heavy medication I was taking as I recovered from my full knee replacement had something to do with it, but believe me, when I woke up I felt as though I had had a close encounter with an alien creature. It...

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