Tips & Tricks

Take a peek into the fascinating life of this award-winning nautical photographer I didn’t mean to become a photographer. In my twenties, I was happily immersed in the professional sailing circuit and was a technical kind of guy with an affinity for the water—whether it was fishing, or hopping aboard boats for the local regatta series off Cape Town. I was schooled in South Africa as...
I just returned from a really nice vacation in Hawaii. Traveling around the island, I saw so many people trying to take good vacation photos, but making some key mistakes. Whether you’re a tourist or a pro photographer, here are some helpful tips to make sure you capture all the great moments of your vacation. 1. Straighten things up I can’t tell you how many times people have shared...
As we head into the hectic holiday season, we’re all so busy shopping, decorating, and making family plans. But don’t overlook your picture plans! To make sure you make the most of those special moments, here are some tips to capturing great holiday photos: 1) Prepare your camera There is nothing worse than grabbing your camera to take that once-in-a-lifetime shot and the battery is...
10. Get outdoor action shots of the kids, family football game, or other activity. 9. Take photos of people preparing the meal. 8. Get shots of the table setting before everyone starts eating. 7. Capture some close-up shots of the food. 6. Get pictures of the turkey being carved. 5. Get a shot of everyone at the table. 4. Capture different angles of everyone toasting the holiday. 3. Shoot...
There’s something amazing about grabbing my photo gear, sealing it in my waterproof housings, and jumping in the water to take great shots of some of the most majestic and beautiful sailboats in the world. The way they glide over the water when they catch the wind just right is truly a sight to behold. As thrilling as it is to get these incredible shots, I sometimes get the opportunity to...
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We all take pictures of people, places, or subjects that interest us, but nothing is more important than capturing photos of those we love the most, mainly our family. As Mother’s Day approaches, we are reminded of the one person who has given so much to us. Our mothers brought us into the world and in many cases she sacrificed her wants and desires for our own. What could be a better way...
The nature of the professional photography industry means that shooters often have to meet the demands of their clients. They have to shoot what their clients want, the way they want it and try to get the shots right as quickly as possible. But between jobs, good photographers always find ways to make their own assignments, and great photographers find assignments that allow them to indulge in...