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Photo tip: Almost Perfect
07 Feb 2017

Photo tip: Almost Perfect

Great photography isn’t always about technical perfection. In fact, some of my favorite images are slightly off. Too dark, too light or even slightly out of focus can be trumped by things like mood, feel, emotion and moment. I’ve always been a fan of the edges of things. Even when I covered a Super Bowl, political convention or religious procession, I always found my “power...

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Photography Tip: How To Create Motion Blur
26 Jan 2017

Photography Tip: How To Create Motion Blur

Breathing life, depth and action into a two-dimensional photograph is one of the primary challenges of being a photographer. The vast majority of images we make don’t quite make the cut but occasionally the stars align, our timing is right and the visual dots get connected. One way of adding motion, focus and intensity to an image is by using a slow shutter speed while...

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So, you want to go pro? 
17 Jan 2017

So, you want to go pro? 

Cover your bases. Complete your business plan, finalize your website, think about incorporating, and save all those tax-deductible receipts to track your business expenses. Pricing will vary based on the genre you choose and might involve things like usage, day rates or session fees. There are many ways of approaching your pricing structure, so take the time to investigate how your genre or industry operates.  A few...

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Three Ways to Get into Instant Photography
20 Dec 2016

Three Ways to Get into Instant Photography

Because I walk around with an instant camera much of the time I often get these three questions: Does it work? Is that a Polaroid? Can you still get film? The answers are: Yes Maybe Mostly Instant photography is a really singular thing—somewhere between fast food and slow food. The photos can be used on their own or collaged into other artwork. Instant photography captures the...

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Unconventional Holiday Photos
15 Dec 2016

Unconventional Holiday Photos

The holidays are a time of family, friends, fire and celebration, but for the avid photographer the holidays also bring a sense of visual mood unlike any other time of year. Shorter days, weather, stark foliage and family members covered in layer upon layer of winter thread. These ingredients offer opportunity. My family tends to gather in rural Texas, so blowing snow and ice aren’t...

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