I've used continuous shooting mode on and off over the years. But for the last few weeks it's been the default mode in all my cameras, for both moving and static subjects. I love it!Read More
tips and tricks
Photography can be a bit messy. It's not just cameras, but all that comes with them: lenses, batteries, memory cards, cables, tripod, computer, hard drives... These are some tips to keep your gear under control and always ready to go.Read More
Waking up and getting out early in the morning is always, always worth it. Some days, though, the payoff is huge. After a month and a half of daily outing early in the morning here in Indiana, I finally got what I was looking for.Read More
"Be curious. Stand up. Keep your eyes open. Don't shake. Don't blink" - Robert Frank
It really is this simple.
When planning a photography trip, one of the worst things you can do is to plan everything down to the minute.Read More
Going through your photographs to select the best ones can be a very daunting task. Even harder if you take a lot of photos (like me).
Over time, I've developed a workflow that makes this process relatively fast and painless. The basic idea is to split the decision making process in a few steps to make it easier and ensure you are selecting only your best images.
I use Lightroom CC to organize my photos, but you could use any other software or even regular folders.Read More
When we see something that catches our eye, it's very tempting to focus on that and start shooting from where we’re standing. This is a mistake.
A good subject is not enough to make a good image.
It's very important to stop and give the scene some time, see beyond the obvious and pay close attention to the background and the edges of our frame. They can make or break an image.
Even the most beautiful subject will make for a bad image with the wrong background.Read More
This is the second chapter of a series about Long Exposure Photography. A new post is published every Wednesday.
Camera gear matters. And when it comes to Long Exposure Photography, it matters even more.
Whatever camera we use (it could be a phone or a 8x10 large format camera), we need to be able to control the shutter speed and increase it for extended periods of time.
The greater control you have, the better.
Now, there are still ways to shoot long exposures even if we can't control the shutter speed. We'll talk about those too.Read More
I love long exposure photography. This technique allows me to distort reality, to depart from it, to create something new that doesn't necessarily exist, to find my own voice and offer a unique vision of the world.
I realize this might sound a bit crazy, or at the very least, like I'm exaggerating. Truth is, I'm constantly seeking scenes I can capture on a long exposure.
This is the first chapter of a new series about Long Exposure Photography. A new post will be published every Wednesday.Read More
A bit more than a year and a half ago, I had no idea what it meant to push or pull film. When I started shooting film, I experimented a little bit with Ilford HP5+. I really loved the way HP5+ looked when shot (and developed) at ASA 800 and 1600. I absolutely loved the grain and contrast!
In the end, I settled on 800. Here’s why.Read More
This is a quick tip for those who, like me, can't wait to see the images on that negative we just developed.
Once you've seen a few negatives, you get a good understanding of how the photo will look, but there's nothing like seeing the positive version of the image.
I use my phone to get a quick sneak peek, this is how I do it.Read More