What is a Good Image

What is a Good Image

If you don’t like to read, the short answer, at least for me, is any image that produces an emotional response to your audience or supports your overall objective in a positive way.  There are all kinds of “good images” including lifestyle, documentary, portraits,...
Recipe of a Compelling Image

Recipe of a Compelling Image

30 years of commercial photography experience has taught me that most great images weather fine art or powerful product photos share similar characteristics if they resonate with the viewer. I’ve broken these down into a simple formula I like to call the “recipe of a...
Just do it

Just do it

Want to become a better photographer?Put your camera away. Sometimes the best way to become a photographer is to simply put your camera down and just experience those things that you love so much to shoot. As photographers, we often get too caught up in capturing the...
Why You Should Shoot Film

Why You Should Shoot Film

Recently I received an email from Kodak, yes Kodak the iconic Rochester, NY company who pioneered many of the products and techniques used in the heyday of analog photography. Guess what, they were trying to sell me a point and shoot film camera! Crazy as it may seem...
Step Up From Smart Phone to Camera

Step Up From Smart Phone to Camera

Thinking about taking the leap from yoru smartphone to a camera? Here are a few things you might like to know. My wife loves shooting with her smart phone and she wants to get into photography, what should I do? I literally get asked this via email or text at least 3x...
How Good is Good Enough?

How Good is Good Enough?

A question I’m often asked by both photography students and business associates is “Why should I buy a camera when my phone takes really good pictures?” or “Why should we hire a “Pro” when our staff can take good pictures with their phones?” Nobody can really answer...

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