A Visit From St. Nicholas

  ''Twas 4 days before Christmas, when all through the houseAll the creatures were bustling, yes, even the spouse! The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were antsy and tossed in their beds...

What does this photo of ME have to do with YOUR holiday photos?

Other people’s medical problems quickly become rather boring, but last week I had a little surgical hiccup so I happen to find this story utterly fascinating. I was sitting in the surgical ward all suited up for my second knee replacement. (The first one was four...

Me and My Camera: A Love Story

 Here's an update of a video I made back in the early days to share a bit about how I became a photographer and why I ended up doing what I do here at How to Photograph Your Life.   (And of course I weave in my favorite photo tips for you. I always weave in the photo...

Exciting News: Scholarship Award Announcement!

  Have you ever dreamed of joining me in one of our hands-on photography workshops combined with an amazing trip to a spectacular setting, but the investment has been of reach? Or do you know someone who has this dream but not the resources to fulfill it? If so,...

Photographing Fireworks with an iPhone

  As much as I’d like to think than many of you are going to shlep your big boy / big girl DSLRs out there into the crowded darkness (banging the heads of little kids you don’t even know with your tripod legs, by the way) I don’t think that’s going to happen....

Our Super Superbowl

There was a line in the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning suggesting  that for decades to come boys and girls in the Philadelphia area would be recounting where they were and who they were with on February 4, 2018.  I was in my living room with Anne and the boys and...

Family Superbowl Photo (and Flash Sale!)

  The Philadelphia Eagles play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII this evening. I’m not a huge football fan, but as the father of two boys who are totally into it it’s impossible not to get sucked into the rah rah Eagle’s vortex. Teddy’s fourth-grade...

The Top 50 Fan Photos of 2017

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES One of photography’s greatest attributes is that it provides us with an opportunity to make something beautiful out of our everyday lives. I try to do that with my camera most every time I take a picture, but for the last few days I felt...

12 Tips to Capture the Fun of Halloween

    1. Capture the seasonal fun There are lots of photo opportunities leading up to the big night—photograph the orange hues of fall, pumpkin patches and uncarved pumpkins on the porch, making costumes, decorating the house or lawn, carving the pumpkin,...

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