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…

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…

Print Those Photos!

My kids are lucky enough to have more clothes and toys in their lives than they know what to do with.  So when it comes to their birthday I often opt for other things such as experience based gifts like mini-putt, or aquarium tickets.  But in their early years (the first three birthdays of my…

Switch up your daily photos (even more)

Based on my previous post on “Switch up your daily photos”, apparently some wanted more, some said 7 tips are not enough, stop being cheap and dish out some more you greedy old bat.  So, since I cave easily to the regular combination of insults, peer pressure, and threats, here are some additional 7 easy…

8 Food Foto Feelers

There are those that grind their teeth whenever someone put out their camera to take a picture of a restaurant meal, or eve their own cooking.  In fact, many chefs are starting a world wide campaign to ban food photography (or food porn to some) because by the time people take all the pictures they…

Switch up your daily photos

Forget the fancy photography course, the high end camera shots, the black and white dramatic pix – how about you try closer to home on the day to day pictures you take of family and friends.  Obviously it is up to the photographer and what they like, but try a couple of “tactics” that are…