Photography Articles.


Video for Operation Rainbow

New video to benefit Operation Rainbow. This is from our recent trip to Cuenca, Ecuador. Video produced in collaboration with Josh Levy, with final editing assistance from Amanda Mathson. Like and Share – Operation Rainbow needs it.

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Cuenca 2011 with Operation Rainbow

the FACE OF Operation Rainbow This is why we do this. The story behind this little boy is what makes us stop for a second and hold our breath.  His name is Roberto, and in the above image he’d been waiting in line in the hospital with his mother and father for 7 hours.  With…

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How to Control Shutter and Aperture, and Why?

Together, the shutter speed & aperture control the exposure of an image. But what do these two assets of image construction really do?

The same thing. They both control how much light will reach the film (or digital sensor), but they do it very differently.

Think of a water faucet filling a one gallon bucket. To achieve this, you could fill the bucket fast by opening the valve to full. Or, you could fill the bucket, drop by drop, over a long period of time by only opening the valve slightly.

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What is Photography | Its meaning and use

Photography isn’t so much about capturing a subject as it is about capturing the light that falls off of a subject. “Um, sure – big deal…” you might say. The word ‘photography’ translates literally to “painting with light,” and capturing light is what’s occurring when you press the shutter button. Dramatic light is what brings about…

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What is Composition and Why is it Important?

Once you’ve metered the shot, determined the right combination of shutter speed & aperture, you then create the composition.

The term “create” is intentional. My own philosophy when capturing a photo is not to focus on a subject, but to focus on the image. The image includes the background elements that complement the subject in focus. And it’s these elements that you arrange to create a composition.

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Using Watermarks to Your Advantage

These days companies grab every opportunity possible to promote a widget.

Coffee-cup sleeves, garbage cans… soon we’ll probably see LCD screens at intersections while we wait for the light to turn green. (Could be interesting, actually…)

If you own of manage a website with proprietary images, and you are considering protecting your images from download by using Flash or some other means to prevent easy-copying of your photos, consider not protecting them at all from download. To understand this idea, you have to realize that: 1.) images are never fully protected from download on the ‘net, and 2.) your site can benefit from increased traffic via watermarks.

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A Concise Guide to Essential Photography Accessories

So, maybe you have a telephoto, a standard, and a wide angle lens in your bag? Maybe your camera body is top-notch, and you also have a great flash? Well, what else can you spend good money on?

Joking aside, accessories aren’t simply ways to spend money, they’re tools that’ll help you create the image you want to show and share. “Accessories” as a term makes them seem ‘extra’, but those that I’ll list are in fact essential to how I construct photos.

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