Posts in Photography Theory
The Sharpness Myth

"The story is always king."  That one sentence changed so many things in my perspective on photography.  It was a quick statement in a video I watched, but it hit me like a truck.  Why?  Because the message rings true to almost every element of photography and video.  So today I'm going to talk about how sharpness really doesn't matter as much as you probably think.

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The Basics of Using Speedlights

Here's a post for the people who own a Speedlight but have no clue how to use it.  This is the post I wish I had when I first got into using flash.  Instead I was the idiot who spent two years using TTL or straight-up guessing.  Don't be like I was.  Read this post.  It's way better than reading the manual, and it covers probably 90% of what you need to know to understand your flash!

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What is Camera Noise?

Camera noise, as wedding photographers it can be the bane of our existence.  There is an argument about the value of noise, the character it adds to a photo, almost a nostalgic throw-back to the days of film grain. Many programs like Lightroom, Photoshop, and Capture One Pro feature filters by which to add noise. But what is it? It's funny how many professional photographers themselves don't know. Today we clear this up and set the record straight.

 

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10 Tips on Black and White Photography

Black and white photography is just so classic and beautiful if done well.  There's just something so impactful about not just the medium, but sometimes the statement it can imply.  Today's blog post focuses on introducing some techniques and tips that help you to effectively employ the style to convey emotional connection, but most importantly how to do so with a measure of subtlety.

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Little Glimpses from Low Angles

I'm asked often about which photographers inspire my style and work, so this one is about the most inspirational photographer for my own photography growth.  He's a developing photographer, and an avid enthusiast who teaches me more than he'll ever know by reminding me about what I lost track of on my road to where I am today.

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3 Golden Rules of Composition

A number of weeks back I taught a course on the fundamentals of photography and DSLR.  During the class I covered the subject of composition and specifically detailed the rule of thirds as one of the strongest techniques by which to draw attention to a subject.  Here are a couple of other options to help your photography pop...

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The Basics of DSLR and Photography

So you own a camera… what now?  If you have a DSLR, or a camera with manual control options it can be very easy to find yourself overwhelmed by buttons you don’t understand.  This post is more of a reference guide, and less of a blog post;  it's intended to introduce the tools, tricks and terminology without too much of the science behind it so that you can start understanding your own camera better.

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