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About Jason D. Little

Jason Little is a photographer (shooting macros, portraits, candids, and the occasional landscape), writer, and music lover. You can see Jason’s photography on Flickr, his Website or his Blog.

How to Improve Any Photo in 8 or Less Steps


When perusing photography articles and tutorials across the Web it’s not uncommon to encounter various takes on “getting it right in camera.” From exposure to white balance to composition, the idea is to get as many things as possible right in camera, thereby reducing your reliance on software after the fact. While getting right in […]

8 Essential Tips for More Interesting City Shots


Shooting in urban environments is both fun and challenging: you are presented with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of photographic styles — street, architecture, documentary, candid — while the hectic pace of city life requires you to be especially nimble and efficient. Shoot and move or risk raising the ire of the […]

8 Ideas that Will Help You Make Better Candid Photos


I’ve mentioned on at least one previous occasion the idea of “emotive photography” — or, photographing simply to capture the feeling of a moment and not being overly concerned with technical perfection. It’s not that proper exposure and authentic emotion can’t coexist in one photo, but I suspect most people connect with an image due […]

A Brief Introduction to Focus Peaking


Everything old is new again. Just look at film photography. While digital clearly has a stranglehold on the imaging world (and with good reason), film never really disappeared and, in fact, has experienced a respectable renaissance in recent years with companies like The Impossible Project, Lomography, and Fujifilm keeping the analog world abuzz. Similarly, the […]

Why You Shouldn’t Obsess Over Lens Sharpness

How overblown is the issue of lens sharpness? It’s a loaded question, I know. If you were to give any credence to the chatter found on numerous photography forums, blogs, and test sites found around the Web, one might be inclined to think that lens sharpness is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, a lot […]

6 Things to Avoid for Better Street Photos


The ever-increasing interest in street photography basically guarantees that readers will never have difficulty finding articles on the topic. Most of these articles, with good reason, are essentially affirmative how-to’s: how to approach strangers, how to get sharper street shots, so on and so forth. This works for most people. But not everyone learns the […]