Category Archives: Tips


Casual Photography and the 55

The Holidays are usually frantic – lots to do, lots of chaos with presents, food, kids, you name it. It’s a time for family most of all. As a photographer, it’s time to record these […]

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Triangles, Revisited

Triangles are your friend, even in something as simple as a headshot. Besides the lovely model Natalie, who looks admittedly like a much more glamorous Mona Lisa, what makes this work visually are the triangles […]

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Rules are Meant to be Broken

There’s an old saying in photography: know the rules so you know when to break them. A compositional rule of thumb in portraiture is not to let the nose break the cheek line.  If it’s hanging […]

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Today’s post is on Insidious Tomatoes.

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Removing Wrinkles

This is one for the photographers. I was retouching this image, entitled ‘Empty Suit,” and, well, the suit was just too wrinkled for me. So I retouched most of the wrinkles out. In working on […]

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Portraits for the Little People

I would be lying if I said that I approach portraits of babies the same as I do for older people. However, there are some principles – primarily compositional choices – that are consistent regardless […]

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Blue Thunder

There’s nothing like an F/A-18 Hornet screaming over your head about 100′ up to get your attention. You can feel the power of the twin GE F404 engines – OK, make that hit over the […]

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Tips for Dance Event Photography

So Susie is in a recital and you want to get some photos. What do you do? Here are some tips I’ve learned from shooting dance events over the years. It’s About Light Literally. Photography, […]

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Help! I’m having My Portrait Taken!

Being photographed is not natural, especially if you are not used to it and it is being done in a studio setting. People naturally tense up. In addition to the photographer, there may also be […]

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