Nurturing Photography in Kids

It is often said ‘start ‘em young’ but you don’t want to go too hard-core early getting them into a hobby and have them backlash against something that can bring a lifetime of joy.  That’s certainly how I feel about introducing them into photography, I would rather indirectly have them casually experiment and organically ease…

Urban Angles

Making buildings interesting through photography or conveying a certain emotion for a public space will need some strategic thinking.

Capturing a Party’s Essence

Focus less on typical professional photos and aim for capturing moods, emotions and essence during special gatherings through unique ways.

Winter Shot Ideas

Some ideas for those cold winter days that offer amazing scenery. So don’t be lazy, grab your camera and go for it!

Stand-alone vs. Phone Camera

Phone cameras are typically snubbed by photographers.  And with good reason!  They don’t have half the technical quality and variations that you can get with DSLR and most professional cameras.  But as they improve die hard photographers continue to be on the defensive on why phone cameras are relegated only to amateurs.  For the time…

Frame Those Pix!

Obviously with the overwhelming number of digital photos everyone takes on a daily basis, it can become overwhelming to go through them all and actually enjoy the memories.  I have advocated before about printing them, at least a select few and having them around your house to enjoy and bring back moments of happiness (hopefully). …

Showcasing Your Talents on Instagram

For many, Instagram is a great, direct and to the point social media app.  It gets you inspirational photos and videos with the odd comment.  Descriptions include keyword hashtags that let you know what the just of each photo is.  What is often overlooked is how Instagram can help create and fine tune your photography…

Are Studio/Professional Photos Necessary?

OK, so I’ve written my fair share of blogs advocating for the casual and less rigid photography format.  I believe in one case I actually wrote we are more than “shiny happy people holding hands” to quote a great R.E.M. song.  However in recent times and as life milestones begin to pile up – the…

Posting Your Kids Pix Online

So this is actually quite a controversial topic, and is not a recent phenomenon as surprising as that may sound.  Certainly with the prevalence of social media and photo sharing sites this has become a bigger issue, but since the advent of picture taking parents feel it is their right to take whatever picture of…

Delete That Picture!

Thanks to the digital age, we are no longer constrained by hard copy photos, paying for photos that didn’t come out right, and changing film roles after every 24 or 36 pictures.  But what we are guilty of is taking too many redundant pictures; I am the first to admit that I do this.  Taking…