Tips and Tricks

Impressions of Spain: La Sagrada Familia

An blog post on one of the most incredible architectural delights in this world, “The Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family,” more commonly known as La Sagrada Familia does not disappoint! If you are a photographer, this is a feast of visual delights, as this location has innumerable things to photograph. You will literally spend hours and hours photographing this famous landmark in the middle of Barcelona!

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Learn Photography by Studying Paintings

I have been a photographer of one sort or another for quite some time. I first began in High School where I took photos for the yearbook using a Nikon film camera. My primary camera is 5D Mark II. Yea, a Canon 5D Mark II! I can’t seem to make up mind on what to get next. So I keep …

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How I planned my recent trip to Europe

Some people find trip planning to be difficult, others find it to be easy. I enjoy planning trips. I am in the group that finds it easy. The trick is to not pack in too many things to do. I had the opportunity this summer to plan such a trip. My daughter, after spending a year in South Korea having …

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3 Things I have Re-Learned Shooting Film

This is a follow-up article to my previous article, 3 Excellent Reasons I Shoot Film. The first article was a general description of three reasons why I now shoot film. They included reasons such as shooting film really is different from shoot digital, I have learned to look for tones rather than color and light, and I look for different …

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3 Excellent Reasons I Shoot Film

This past spring I decided after almost 25 years, to return to shooting film. I didn’t give up digital; rather I added another way to capture images – film. And as I have re-learned developing film, and developing prints, I have learned why I first fell in love with photography, and I have also learned some significant differences between the …

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Composition Tricks and Tips: Leading lines

As photographers, we work hard to make compelling images. As is human nature, the more we look at an image, the more our eyes stay within that image, the more compelling we find that photograph to be. I love it when someone looks one of my photographs on the wall and they stay rooted and can't stop looking at the [...] Continue reading