22 Atmospheric Silhouette Photographs

By definition a silhouette is a view of an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black. They are achieved by backlighting and exposing for the light behind the desired silhouetted subject.  The silhouette can be the subject matter or used to showcase the rest […]

21 Clever Uses of Geometric Patterns in Photography

When I started to put this article together I knew two things were going to dominate the subject matter.  Architecture and lighting / shadows.  Properly photographed architecture is an art unto itself, doing so that showcases the unique aspects of a building, or portions of a building really takes your breath away.  Same thing can […]

Do You Make These Mistakes When Using Backlighting?

Backlighting in photography is just what it sounds like, lighting a subject from the back.  It can be used for a variety of different ways, such as a hair light for people, showing transparency with fabrics or glass or creating stunning silhouettes.  Backlighting is a great way to showcase your subjects, but can lead to […]

This is Why Yosemite is a Photographer’s Nirvana

For over a century California’s Yosemite Park has been a destination for families and everyone who enjoys the outdoors.  With over 750,000 acres of stunning beauty, it doesn’t matter what time of year you are there, everything is beautiful.  Enjoy these 26 photos of Yosemite and see what it’s a top destination for photographers. Photo […]

This Collection of Pet Photos Will Make You Laugh

Our pets are great companions.  They love without question and provide companionship through the best and worst times.  Sometimes though, they just make us laugh, I’m sure with this collection you’ll agree. Photo by Kettukusu Photo by recubejim Photo by milky.way Photo by Lollie Dot Com Photo by jeffhillphoto.com Photo by KayVee.INC Photo by Laura […]

19 Beautifully Backlit Portraits

Portrait work is often about lighting the subject, but one of the more intriguing ways to light a subject is from behind.  Utilizing hair lights or even the sun at sunrise or closer to sunset can create wonderfully illuminated and memorable portraits.  Enjoy these 19 beautifully backlit portraits and share your backlit portraits in the […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Photographic Workflow

Photography is about so much more than just shooting.  Photographers are now required to be their own network administrator and IT people, managing growing storage, finding files, archiving and working on them all.  I will share with you the workflow that I’ve been using for a few years starting with everything after a shoot. I’m […]

29 Awe-inspiring Landscape Photos of China

With the oldest known culture and perhaps still one of the most secret, China is an amazing place.  While not always shown in a positive light in the press, China is one of the most beautiful places on earth.  The 29 landscape photos here should make you want to pack your bags and go backpacking […]

Long Exposure and Low Light: 16 Great Results

Shooting in low light can often be challenging.  In-camera flashes are only good for about 10 feet and hotshoe mounted flashes are only good for 40-60 feet, neither are good for illuminating large areas though.  Sometimes, the best option is to use a tripod in conjunction with a long exposure.  Most commonly shown with trailing […]