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Remembering Ansel Adams on His Birthday

"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. " —Ansel Adams Ansel Easton Adams, born February 20, 1902, was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century. Famous for his black and white landscape photographs of...

Shutter Speeds…Flash…What Difference Does It Make?

If you try to find any information on the relationship between shutter speeds and flash, you’re likely gonna find a lot of articles on high-speed sync and things of that sort. One thing that isn’t talked about as often is what happens when you slow...

Using Filters for B&W Photography

Color Filters for Black and White Photography When you’re shooting with black and white film, you’re dealing with a monochrome scale that reads the colors in all different shades of gray. Depending on the color and the light on that color, you will end up with...

How to use a Sekonic Light Meter

Without light, there is no photography. It’s a good idea to get an understanding of how light works and how to expose for it. The best tool for that job is a good old fashioned light meter! By using a handheld light meter, you have...

Seeing The Light-Part 3

It's time to take it outside now.  When you are discussing natural light it seems the obvious place to be.  But just like the window light we talked about last week, there are so many different ways to use the biggest light source ever! Front light: ...

Seeing The Light-Part 2

How obsessive have you been this week about the light around you?  Hopefully you have been paying attention both indoors and outdoors.  Today we'll be discussing creative lighting for indoor photos.  This post is perfect for those of you who love to take pics of...

Seeing The Light-Part 1

Have you ever looked up the definition of the word photography?  Have you ever stopped to think about what it means?From Mirriam-Webster:Photography: noun:  the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface...

Take a Better Snapshot

Yes, I said snapshot.  Seriously people, you cannot be posing and setting up every shot you take of your family and friends.  If you are, stop it.  The whole point of capturing a moment is to capture the moment.  The point is not to re-create...

Protecting Your Memories

What do you do with the hundreds/thousands of digital photographs taking up space on your very vulnerable computer?  How do you organize them so that you can find them when you need them?Let’s keep this simple. Because simple is good and makes it much...