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tricks of the trade

Last month, Stina asked me for some tips and suggestions on how to make good portraits of her relatives at an upcoming reunion (I say "make" because with a portrait you're not just taking the picture, you're directing the whole thing). She had asked for specific pointers so, naturally, I replied with general rhetoric (because I'm a helpful one, I am). I did, however, promise to share a few of the tricks I keep up my sleeve, so here they are. Standard Disclaimer: More advanced photographers may Read more [...]
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q&a: family portraits

A friend shot me this question on Facebook, and after the site ate the second half of my two-part reply, I decided to just make a post out of it (at least WordPress automatically saves drafts). And considering my sporadic posting habits of late, I can always do with more topics to write on. Read more [...]
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… and not a drop to drink

In an ironic twist of nigh-o. henrian proportions, I've done more shooting this past month than I had in the last eight combined and yet I barely have any to share. Read more [...]
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in with the old

I've always found photography singular among the arts in how much of a factor Luck tends to play. (Not too many novices pickup up a guitar or a brush and randomly crank out masterpieces, yet it's not uncommon for a fledgling photographer to pick up a camera, randomly fire off some shots, and wind up with a couple good ones.) Read more [...]
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The benefits of black & white

A recent conversation with photographer buddies made me realize that there are a number of photographers out there that don't work in black & white at all. A number, I'm sure, that's rapidly growing. However just because you're not familiar with (or even like) black & white photography, it still pays to dabble in it every now and then, for a number of reasons. Not only will it be good for your photographs, it'll be good for your photography. Read more [...]