Trash & Treasures

I’ve been fussing and moaning about the lack of space in my life for photography at present.  Although my estrangement from the camera continues (and is still wearing on me), today I’d like to be a bit more proactive and share with you a little trick...

You’ve Got Style

I think something on the mind of many amateur photographers, and possibly some professional ones, is style and how it plays into their photography. If you know something about photography you’ll occasionally see an image and immediately take a guess at who...

Fifth Sense

About seven years ago, I traveled to Oahu with my friend Maureen.  Because we were both AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, living at the poverty line for a year by choice, the idea of a Hawaiian vacation seemed impossibly decadent.  But we found dirt cheap airfare and...

There’s No Biz Like Strobist

I get a few emails every week asking me about strobist stuff.  What to buy, what equipment do I use, how to trigger off camera flashes, etc.  I can answer those questions.  The thing is, I have no idea how I get the light I get sometimes.  It’s tricky. ...

Strobeless Lighting

If you’re independently wealthy and money is no object then please, feel free to skip this article. If you’re more like the 99% of us chasing the dream read on. You start taking pictures with your point and shoot and find something about it so appealing...

Look at the Place Where You Live

I’m a very geographically sensitive person.  Where I am in this world — my coordinates on the map, the zip code to which my mail is directed, the ground upon which my home stands — is practically determinative of my ability to be and express myself. ...
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