Tips & Tricks

Lexar Elite Photographers are at the top of their photography game. Even so, they continue to push themselves to exceed expectations and defy boundaries to create stunning work. As we start this new year, we asked them to share with us their photography resolutions for 2017. And their answers are as unique and creative as they are.                ...
When I was growing up, places like Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, and Baffin Island were all mysterious points at the top of a globe. Working with National Geographic on assignments and expeditions, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to visit these places not just once, but in some cases, two, three, or four times. As a kid, a thought like this was beyond comprehension. While working in those...
When I tell people that I have photographed in more than 100 countries, they say, “Rick, you sure are a lucky guy.” Well, that is a true statement. But the following statement is also true: “The harder I work, the luckier I become.” When it comes to travel photography, which of course is a lot of fun, hard work pays off. In this article I’ll share with you some tips...
The Summer Olympics are only a few weeks away, and no doubt you have seen the endless news reports about the lack of readiness, the Zika Virus epidemic, the financial crisis, and the safety issues in Rio. Even with all of this going on, it is my job to travel south and photograph this worldwide event for Team USA, specifically USA Water Polo, and I am looking forward to it. With so few...
Photography is all about capturing a moment in time. But sometimes your subject is moving faster than others. Welcome to my world, where everything is moving at break neck speed. With racing it’s all about showing that the car or bike is actually moving. The general rule of thumb is that if you can see the sidewall of the tire, or what brand of tire the car has, there should be some...
If you are lucky enough to be going on a safari sometime in the near future, and want to take great photos, you might be wondering how best to capture this once-in-a-lifetime type of vacation.   I recently returned from my first African safari and want to share my best photography tips with you.   1.     Bring the right gear.  One of the most-asked questions...
Right before leaving on my trip to Africa, I decided to try out the new Lexar JumpDrive C20i flash drive. Little did I know at the time, this pocket-sized tool would be an amazing travel companion for me during my two weeks in Tanzania. My iPhone and iPad are always right at the brink of their memory capacity, but I wanted to bring a lot of movies to watch on the plane. Since JumpDrive C20i lets...
As a fashion photographer, my ultimate passion is bringing out the beauty and soul of every subject I photograph, while also making the clothes stand out! If you’re looking to create iconic fashion portraits, you might try some of these simple techniques to make your images sing:   1. Find Inspiration: It is important to start out with a vision for your shoot. What story...
Looking for a little (photography) love this month? We asked several world-renowned Lexar Elite Photographers how and why they fell in love with what they do. See what they have to share… and get inspired 1. “More than anything, I love the creative aspect of photography, from seeing the image in my mind, to capture, and finally, processing the finished...
“For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions, but leaves something to the imagination.” - Greg Gorman     Whenever I’m asked to share my photography insights, I feel what I best have to offer is my approach to creating a connected portrait; not only from a lighting perspective, but through the entire process. So here goes:...