Carry more than one memory card with you when you go out to shoot pictures. More than just running out of space, the extra card(s) serves as insurance in case of a card malfunction. It can happen to anyone, at any time, so be ready.
When shooting a portrait of a person, even if it’s a quick shot, don’t place them against a wall, even if they place themselves there. Its natural for people to back up against a wall for a picture, but that usually isn’t the most flattering way to shoot a portrait. Unless you specifically want to […]
One of the rules of composition says that horizon lines should not be placed in the center of an image, but closer to the top or bottom of the frame. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. When you’re photographing a subject and its reflection, its perfectly fine to place the horizon in the center […]
Go shooting with a friend. Not only will you add another pair of eyes to find interesting subjects, but you’ll also feed off of each other’s ideas and energy. Try to organize regular shoots in the park. Share lenses or tips on making that unforgettable photo. My good friend John Giese and I traveled the […]