Working with models is one of my favorite parts of photography; working with another creative person, creating beautiful photos together. In this episode I’ll share some tips and ideas; things that have helped me to create strong photos when working with a model.
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I think (hope) one thing we are all trying to do with our photography is create photographs that cause the viewer to feel a certain way; to create images that convey a feeling, hopefully in a style and manner that consistently flows through all of our work. In a time in which gear and technique […]
This photo shoot gave me so much to look forward to – shooting with Yuli, shooting with Tri-X and using some unusual lighting. The results… I couldn’t be happier with what we got that night. Enjoy the episode The Shots For this shoot I used my M6 with Tri-X pushed to 1600, going […]
Two photo books from two different photographers arrived this week. (always a good thing!) I want to talk a little about these photographers and also answer some questions I’ve received about pushing film and using ND filters. Episode Links Saul Leiter (My Saul Leiter board on Pinterest. Depending on where you work, image may be […]
Wednesday morning I woke up way too early and couldn’t go back to sleep. This happens every now and then with me, but on this day I decided to take advantage of actually being up before the day became unbearably hot here in Southern Nevada. I grabbed my M6, loaded with Tri-X, jumped in the […]
Matt Day has been a staple of the YouTube film photography world for a few years now. He’s put out so many videos and provided good, solid, helpful advice to so many of us over the years. Recently Matt has been in poor health and he and his family could really use your support right […]
You know those moments when you’re scrolling down through your Instagram or Facebook feed and you come across a photo that really grabs your attention? Take the time to study that image. What is it about the photo that really moves you. By figuring that out, this could be one of the most important forms […]
Personal projects are one of the most important cornerstones in being a photographer today. They can give you the structure, the guidence, the deadlines and the results that can continue to stimulate you as a photographer and perhaps put the meaning into your work that you’ve been looking for. W. Eugene Smith Links W. […]
I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now, and recently started noticing other photographers talk about this topic on their podcasts and videos, so I thought I would throw my thoughts into the mix. I’m also interested in hearing your thoughts and stories. Saul Leiter If you’re not familiar with the work of […]
Everyone, no matter what level you are at, can have something they can help others with. The nice surprise is, being a resource to others is actually one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.