Photography Columns

Cindy Sherman Art Review-The Broad Museum- July 2016

Who is the artist Cindy Sherman?  Would she please step forward?   For me, this is the provocative question when approaching her artwork. For forty years she has created some of the most telling and persuasive...
Don't Take Pictures

Don’t Take Pictures

Photographers are visual people, it is safe to say we are among the most visual people there are. As a group we are the least likely to think about how words and language affect...

Why Do We Love BW Images: Maybe Because They Are Easier For The Brain...

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com There is a graphic quality to BW you don’t get with color. It is especially effective in images where there is little color in the first place. Credit: Bill DobbinsThe earliest known...
directing the eye

Directing the Eye Part 1 – Psychological Elements by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 1 - Psychological Elements Composition is the art of arranging things in a photograph to achieve the maximum impact. It is affected by where you choose to place objects, how you pose...
contrast and color

Directing The Eye Part 2 – Contrast And Color

The visual elements that direct the eye are: Contrast, Color, Focus, and Size (balance). Contrast and Color are two elements you have control over during the shooting process and in post. In this article...

Fun-tography: Nikon D5600 Review

So simple, so small and lightweight; but don’t be fooled. Small size matters here with this little powerhouse, the Nikon D5600. If you are a two-camera shooter, you can carry one of these around...

PhotoTools Travel-Ready Tripod Review

How many of you rely on the incredible high ISO ability on your new cameras to shoot in very low light situations? Many of you might see that there is a deal with the...

The Nikon D3400 is Light & Simple to Use

First impression: Wow. The Nikon D3400 fits into my not-so-small shooting hand perfectly; not to mention, the camera is super light. It's a solid little camera that will eliminate all day camera carry fatigue on...

#WeddingWednesday: The Importance of Posing

When I first started my photography business, I built it on creating “natural, true to you portraits!”. I had written on my website, “no bright lights, no stiff poses, just you and your natural...

#WeddingWednesday: Tips for Shooting Rainy Day Nuptials

Contrary to popular belief, it does rain in Southern California. As California photographers, we may be less equipped than photographers in other regions.  But never fear! Perhaps the venue is outdoors, without an indoor...