Questions for better storytelling photography. The best way to photograph any subject where there is activity or action is to think about the story you will tell. Here are questions that will help you find your story opportunities.Read More
What is white balance, and how does it work?
After watching the white balance shift on my iPad during my recording, I thought it might be a good reason to explain it.Read More
Last week, we talked about choosing better subjects. In that context, I meant choosing a subject that you could make clear and unmistakable. Today, we discuss choosing better subjects from a different angle - so your photos won't be so boring.Read More
Do you love those blurry, bokeh backgrounds? Here are four factors that allow you to create blurry backgrounds or shallow depth of field.Read More
Here on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, there are no shortage of distractions. If you want to choose a subject, your challenge will be in making it clear and unmistakable. If you can't, your solution might be one you might not think. Choose a better subject.Read More
F/2 Photography Show - if you aren't getting the results you want with your photography, it could be one of these three things. Here's the good news. They are easy to correct.Read More
Stuck in an airport, but a window gives us a great opportunity to discuss how light. How do you fix back lighting? Here are some ideas.Read More
This episode is inspired by my blog post, Create great fall pictures using the 4Ws.
If you’re looking to capture the colors of the season, here is a cheat sheet of advice.Read More
Today's topic came to me as I was photographing the funeral of a family member. Those kinds days are sad enough, but they still provide an opportunity for service if you are a photographer.
Your gift is only helpful if you remember that it's not about you, however.Read More
Today we talk about a red umbrella and a rainy day.
We wrap up our week of composition challenges you can use to make ordinary subjects look interesting. For instance, today your challenge is 'break the pattern.'Read More
This week I share composition challenges you can use to make ordinary subjects look interesting. For instance, today your challenge is 'the art of subtraction.'Read More
When my kids were young, I used to love watching SpongeBob with them
One of my favorite episodes was Opposite Day. One of the characters, Squidward, is so annoyed with SpongeBob that he makes up Opposite Day. He figures if he makes SpongeBob do the opposite of what comes natural, he would have a better neighbor.
Naturally, it backfires for Squidward but opposite day may work for us photographers.Read More
This week I share composition challenges you can use to make ordinary subjects look interesting. For instance, today your challenge is 'breaking the frame.'Read More
We begin our weeklong composition challenge this week. Our goal is to learn techniques that help us make ordinary subjects look interesting.
Your challenge today is to use extreme angles with an ordinary subject.Read More
Let’s imagine you arrive at one of your bucket list locations. This is a place you’ve dreamed of photographing your entire life, and now here you are...camera in hand.
How do you decide how to photograph it? Start with two simple questions.Read More
Today I answer Linda's question:
"Everyone is trying to get me to update to a real camera like Canon with interchangeable lenses. I like the fact that this camera has everything in one place, including video. But I want to take pictures of the national parks. They tell me I will need a better wide angle lens for this. What do you think? "Read More
Monika Robinson, Today, we answer your question
Can you do a quick tidbit on shooting in RAW vs. JPG? I've begun shooting in both modes, to see if I can see a difference. What I notice when I shoot in RAW is the camera takes a bit longer to process? and continuous shooting seems delayed.Read More
There's nothing that will take a potentially great shot and ruin it like your background. A busy, cluttered or distracting background is the enemy of your best shot, so today I share four ways to fix it. This is live, so you see all my mistakes -- warts and all.Read More
My first Facebook Live photography show, F2. Join daily at 2 pm est. In this episode, I answer R Bradshaw's question, "In this age of Instagram, do you teach people how to take better pictures with their cell phones."
As a matter of fact, I do, and I will. Here's a mini class. There are two things that will help you take better pictures with your cell phone and even your DSLR. Find out what they are in this F2 episode.Read More