Author Archives: Kent DuFault

Profile photo of Kent DuFault

About Kent DuFault

is a professional photographer and author. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.

What Can Billiards Teach You About Light & Photography?

Image2

Light is malleable. Have you ever thought about that- that you could work light like a ball of clay? It’s true. Light has 5 distinct characteristics that should be of interest to any photographer, and one undeniable truth that every photographer should know and understand. However, many don’t. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading […]

Why The Color RED Made Me a Better Photographer

25103648211_1d509c6711_k

I want some attention! I want people to notice my photography. I want my skills to be recognized. It’s true isn’t it? We all crave attention. You want your photographs to get noticed. I get it. So do I. Photography is a challenging medium. No one will ever really master it completely. Like all art; […]

Gifts For Photographers: The Ultimate 2014 Christmas List

Gifts for Photographers 2014

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. Maybe you didn’t realize this- but if there is a photographer on your shopping list- you have no shortage of gift options! This list of gifts for photographers contains something for everyone.This year, we approached our gift giving guide by breaking it down into four categories: 1. Inexpensive stocking stuffers, 2. Mid-range Photo Geek Excitement, 3. Photographer hugs that might break your spine, and 4. For the photographer who has just about everything. Also, we wanted to keep things simple. We wanted everyone to be able to find the products listed. So, all our product suggestions came right from Amazon- including the pricing.

How to Photograph Boats, Ships, and All Things That Float

boats

Who among us hasn’t stood somewhere, and watched a boat go by, while thinking to ourselves, Wow! That would make a great picture. Think of the many opportunities available to you as a photographer, no matter what your location is. It could be a tugboat pushing barges down a mighty river, a cruise ship leaving port, a single fisherman in a rowboat on a lake, or perhaps a kayak shooting the rapids in a canyon stream. The possibilities are almost endless.

7 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photographs

holiday

All of us get a little more excited about taking photographs when the Holidays approach. Who doesn’t want to create beautiful images of their celebration: a golden turkey, a stack of colorful presents, family members we haven’t seen in years, or a dramatic kiss on New Year’s Eve. These moments provide a plethora of subject matter.

How to Use the Color Red for Impact in Your Photography

color red

Color is an important element of composition. It has long been known that all colors have distinctive influence on us. The color red has a wide gamut of emotional contexts and can subsequently have a strong impact on your photographs. From enhancing color contrast to creating a focal point, it can transform your images from ordinary into extraordinary.

How to Find Great Photographic Subjects – A Case Study on Farms

Photographers are always looking for new subjects to photograph. We typically think of vacations, special events in our cities, national parks, zoos, or a trip to the sea shore when we want to go out photographing. But did you know that practically all of us have a wealth of subject matter almost right outside our door? Have you ever considered photographing farms and the life in and around it? No matter where you live in the world, you can always find agricultural farms to photograph – even in the desert!