If someone told me 8 years ago that I would be where I am today, I would not have believed them. Eight years ago, fantasy photography was the farthest thing from my mind. I began my career working as a photo lab assistant at a local photography studio. I was behind a counter serving customers and taking passport photos. Then it happened. One day, I was offered the opportunity to get behind a camera and learn real photography. I jumped at that chance. I was super nervous at first but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. At the time, I was mainly doingRead More →

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The photography industry has had its share of controversies. For contemporary photographers, it may be difficult to imagine that color photography and autofocus were both highly controversial when they were first developed. It appears that those in the photography industry have always had a difficult time dealing with change. What was true then is also true now. Today, the photography industry is dealing with many new issues. Everything from the copyright implications of Pinterest to how “shoot and burn” photographers are effecting the revenue possibilities of offering prints. However, there is no greater controversy than the rise of mobile photography and the use of theRead More →

It is July and the dog days of summer are upon us. What better time to sit back, get a cool drink and revisit some of the basics of photography. This is the first post in a 5 part series on photography fundamentals called Photography 101. Over the next five weeks, we will cover: The exposure triangle Rule of thirds Depth of field Lighting basics Composing a shot Let’s jump in and get started. The exposure triangle is a simple graphic depiction of the three elements one needs to consider when trying to get a properly exposed shot. It consists of three interconnected parts: aperture,Read More →