How to Volunteer With Your Camera

How to Volunteer With Your Camera

Today is Martin Luther King Day. It is the only holiday that's been designated a national day of service. It's intended to be a day on, not a day off. Organizations large and small and individuals around the country take time on this day to volunteer to do whatever...

Should you shoot  horizontal or vertical photos?

Should you shoot horizontal or vertical photos?

It really is a basic and profound question in photography. Should I shoot a horizontal or should I shoot a vertical? Every situation is different, of course. And what you have in your mind in terms of composition often dictates what you end up doing—horizontal or...

How to Use Your iPhone Burst Function

How to Use Your iPhone Burst Function

Here’s an iPhone function that is incredible technology and super useful. It’s also a little frustrating (OK, more than a little frustrating) if you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s the Burst function. Burst means you hold the shutter button down and it shoots 10...

Sorrowful Times

Sorrowful Times

Consider me among the wordless in this country who can't make any sense of what's happened in the last couple weeks. It's hard to disassociate what we do here with photography and pictures of families, especially children, and not be moved to our core. We started out...

How to Pace Your Photo Stories

Last weekend I viewed a set of photographs that showed up on my iPhone—and beautiful photographs they are! But there was something about the pacing of this photo story that caused me to second guess some presentation decisions The New York Times made that we all face...

Our annual celebration of best photos posted in 2021 with commentary from renowned photographer Nick Kelsh. Wonderful family moments, stunning landscapes and unique photos captured by our wonderful community of amateur photographers.

Top 50 Fan Photos of 2020

Top 50 Fan Photos of 2020

As always, it was a pleasure to compile the best photographs of the year from the thousands of pictures you folks have submitted to my Fan Photo of the Day on our How to Photograph Your Life Facebook page. Finding the top 50 photographs and then putting them in order...

Me and My Camera: A Love Story

Me and My Camera: A Love Story

Happy Valentine's Day! I was thinking about what to write today, other than "I love you for being part of our wonderful How To Photograph Your Life community!" and "Be Mine Forever! ; ) (Of course I do love you for being part of our wonderful How to Photograph Your...

2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

1. Share your photographs more creatively. That is, share with people that you would never have shared with in 2019 or before. You are surrounded by them by the way. The man who is painting your kitchen, the folks at the flower shop, the doctor who did your knee...

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