Shooting With Clarity and Purpose

Learn From The Best With pounds of gear on his back, Ansel Adams hiked his way to some of the most desolate places on earth to capture some of the most phenomenal images of our time. Many people marvel at his work and ask how someone could have been such a prolific image maker. But […]

Get In, Nail the Shot, Get Out

I recently shot a series of images for a local community college’s annual report. One of the more interesting—and fun—images to shoot was a dramatic portrait of a member of the women’s basketball team. The goal was to produce a portrait that displayed determination, empowerment and strength: all attributes of the athletics program, this particular […]

Long-Exposure Photography – Part 1 of 3

Woods Hole Dawn (Canon EOS 7D, 17mm, F/18, 30s, ISO 100, no filter, Cape Cod, 6:30AM, Sept. 1st) Long-exposure photographs have a distinctive look, and are often elusive to achieve for beginning photographers. But we’re here to help … Once you start dabbling with the technique, you’ll realize that it’s relatively easy to achieve interesting […]

The Drop on Floordrops

In the past few years the use and sale of floordrops, or faux floors, has increased as manufacturers recognized a need and met it. Think of them as a backdrop, but for the floor. A floordrop is similar to a backdrop, but it goes on the floor instead of behind your subject. The point, of […]

Shoot it Retro – Using Manual Focus Lenses

As many of you all know, I am a film shooter. I absolutely love the feel of the old, mechanical cameras in my hands. Everything is manual, from exposure, focusing to advancing the frame. There is a certain magic in the old processes for me. However, as much as I love film, I love the […]

Behind the Scenes – with Ryan Klos

I recently collaborated with a stylist and makeup artist at a local salon for some portfolio work. They also wanted portraits to hang on their walls showcasing their work. To fit with the salon’s decor, these shots needed to be edgy, but not too far from classic glamour. Here are a few final edits. The […]