Air In Motion - Vincent Laforet Not quite Drone Photography I came across a feature story about a photographer by the name of Vincent Laforet. I didn’t recognize the name but after a few minutes, I recognized the work. Hearing just a small overview of his story had me inspired and interested in what new things I could do with my own photography. We need those reminders; the things we hear or see that relaunch our passion. I think most days I feel lucky to be a full-time photo
How to Use Fill Flash Fundamental Friday's - Fill Flash Fill flash is where I shed the light on today's episode. Understanding fill flash is simple. Get a solid ambient reading of your exposure and add a small amount of flash to enhance the shadow areas within your frame. Truly easier said than done. Listen to, or more importantly, watch this week's Fundamental Friday's episode. Photo World I wish I could have done a video out on location so you could see the effects of fill
How to Capture Street Photography with Ibarionex Perello Ibarionex Perello - The Candid Frame Today’s featured guest is Ibarionex Perello Ibarionex is a street and portrait photographer based out of LA California. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he has become a well-known figure among modern photographers. He has authored 5 books on photography and has been published in several blogs and magazines. You may know Ibarionex from his podcast The Candid Frame whi
How to Be A Success Monday Message - Success Photo World I have had a word picking at me the past few months and it seems like everywhere I go and much of what I do I have been presented with a question. The question of Success. What is it? How do I achieve it? Am I doing everything necessary for it? Am I even ready for it? So many thoughts about this one idea; this one simple Noun. Yeah, a Noun; Success is a Noun. At least the dictionary says that or an internet search will
How to Bounce Flash Fundamental Fridays - Speedlights set on TTL talking Directional vs Bounce Light. With all the choices we need to make for exposure, composition, framing, depth of field, etc. introducing flash, and in this case, spotlights, adds a huge change to the mix. I want to take the next few Fundamental Fridays and break down little by little how we can use these tools to our advantage. Today I am walking through the TTL and a bit about how it works, what the flas
How to Be An Overnight Success Today’s featured guest is BJ Aguado (ag-wad-o) BJ and his wife Jen run their photography business throughout the greater Chicago land area. As a family man, BJ photographs families and weddings. He captures pure emotion through his photojournalistic and candid style. His business is definitely second to his family but understanding the business side led to his podcast Shutter Sidekick. As a husband and wife team, our goal is to see how we can he
Who Do I Network With Monday Message - Who is in my Network Over the past 5 weeks, I have gone over strategies on how to network. We have plenty of options on how to stay stuck behind a screen and I even mentioned ways to get in front of people. There is a problem with Networking though... Who is in my Network? Well... In today's Monday Message I address this topic and share a brief story of one small branch of my network in action. These small exchanges of information, tips,
How to Use Speedlights TTL mode, Auto aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash, Distance-priority manual flash, Manual mode, and Repeating flash. With so many options how do we know what to choose for each situation we are in? Before we even decide what mode to use we need to consider the need for speedlights at all. See this flash thing can become stressful very quickly when we aren't familiar with our gear. On a basic level, speedlights are an artificial light source and we need
Today’s featured guest is Nat Coalson. Nat runs his business here in the US-based out of CO as well as a studio in Hinckley England. Nat starts with photography, both digital and traditional processes, but then works with mixed media to finalize his art. Some works are embellished with paint, resin, or foil; while others are produced with a combination or a completely different material. His abstract work is sought after for private décor and commercial presentation. Beyond m
Meetup Groups I have been talking about networking and several options for improving your network. Tools to building connections and strategies on forming habits to continue growth in this area. Well, Photo World this week I wrap up the how to better your network topic with Meetup Groups. I share a couple of stories and the lessons I learned from Meetup Groups' experiences.
Get out there Photo World and Network with Meetup.com Happy Networking and Photo World… Happy Shooting!
How to Pick Your Best Images from a Shoot Culling Your Photos There are several tools for Culling Your Photos. I prefer to use Bridge and give a 1-star rating to the images I do not want to edit. More often than not they are a duplicate or variation of another image right next to it. The truth is we just don't have a need for every picture. If you make the images smaller, not as small as the contact sheet style shown here, but smaller than even half the screen you will be abl
Dark Glamor and Commercial Fusion with Abe Robinson Today’s featured guest is Abe Robinson. Abe runs a photography studio called Blind 7 Photography. He is based out of Cleveland Ohio and specializes in dark glamor with a commercial fusion. Over the past 18 years, Abe has been published in several magazines and these publications span across the world. With Special effects, makeup artist on staff Abe brings the depths of his imagination to life for a wide range of clientele.
How to Network with LinkedIn Network with LinkedIn Their slogan is “LinkedIn: World’s Largest Professional Network” This is the one popular social media site that is mainly for networking. Start by completing your profile! So many people get it set up and never return to fill in all the blanks. You can be vague about your skill set or extremely detailed. – do yourself a favor and just make sure you complete everything that is valid. The little things matter! You have more exp
What Camera Lens to Buy
Fundamental Friday - Focal Length and Choosing a Lens
Zoom Lenses, Prime Lenses, Wide, Telephoto, Macro, Tilt Shift, Fish Eye, etc. With so many lens options what do we choose for our cameras and photography? Well, I don't know if I have a sure-fire answer to that question but I wanted to discuss focal length and a few things to think about when it comes to lens choice. In this episode, I shed some light on focal lengths, zoom and prime lenses, and
Pet Photography with Rebekah Nemethy Today’s featured guest is Rebekah Nemethy - Pet and Product Photographer Rebekah and her business Reflective Photos began as a photography career with weddings and after doing one she knew it wasn’t her calling for her photography. After some exploration in different areas of this visual art, Rebekah found her stride in pet photography. Aside from her pet photography Rebekah has been with the photography department at Consumer Reports for
How to Network with Instagram Networking with Instagram Have some fun with your personal Instagram life and your business life! The mix will allow for a following to see the serious posts We hear it in blogging, podcasts, seminars, workshops, or in a classroom; content is key. Have relevant and current content or in this case popular current hashtags. Being an active part of your Instagram community is important. Like I discussed for Facebook groups and how you need to be an
How to use a Camera Light Meter
Fundamental Fridays - Metering Metering for proper exposure seems easy enough. However, should we follow the meter in our cameras? I say yes... well... no... kind of both. Use your meter. understand that your camera meter is always lying to you and learn the strategies to overcome the issues of manual metering. Camera priority modes are great for learning but they offer you an out when considering the education process of trial and error. List