How To Make Your Photos Magical

 You know those photos that just have a magic quality to them? There is just something about them that makes you feel happy? Well, often that magical feel is because of the light. All you need to do is find the right stuff!  I think most photographers will agree that there is one type of light that rules […]

Finding Time To Photograph Even When You Have No Time

When talking to new or even professional photographers, the one problem I hear come up again and again is that we don’t have enough time to photograph.If you’re a photography hobbyist, you probably have a hard time finding time to take photos when you’re trying to schedule around things like your full-time job or being […]

Let’s Stop Telling People They Aren’t Photographers, Mmmkay?

For many, many years I’ve seen something going on in the photography industry that isn’t just mean, it’s plain wrong. Does this sound familiar? “Just because you own a camera doesn’t make you a photographer!” “These newbies buy a camera, start taking lots of photos, and think they’re photographers. They’re not!” “Everyone and their dog […]

7 Things Galen Rowell Can Teach You About Photography

He was a climber. An adventurer. An advocate. An armchair scientist. A writer. An educator. A photographer. Galen Rowell’s unique combination of skills took him around the world, on assignment for organizations like National Geographic, Life, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Sciences Foundation, to name a few. His impassioned photographs of the natural world […]

Stop Looking For The Right Way

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” – Friedrich Nietzsche  Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re faced with a tough decision to make – like which new camera to buy or which album company to use. The […]

Adventures Over Vacations

Are you using the vacation mindset or the adventure mindset when it comes to your photography and life? The one you choose can affect how you experience everything. Let me tell you a little story about it… It was a beautiful sunny day as we all piled into the van, almost bouncing with excitement. We were heading off […]

What Lame Excuses Are You Using For Not Taking A Photo?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever used one of these excuses for not taking a photo: My camera is upstairs/downstairs/not on me. I’m too busy right now. I’ll just do one later. My kids are cranky (or I’m cranky). I don’t look very good (didn’t brush my hair, am wearing sweatpants, haven’t showered today, etc.). […]

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