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Perfecting Portraiture #3: Hair

May 03, 2017 - In the previous two posts, you learned how to photograph the eyes and the skin to their best advantage. The final major...
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Perfecting Portraiture #2: Skin

April 26, 2017 - In the last post, I covered some of the tips and tricks that you can use to make the eyes pop in a portrait. While the e...
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Culture, Permission and Photography

November 23, 2016 - Permission is one of those things that every photographer will face at some point. You'll need to understand the laws in...
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Teaching Children the Wonders of Photography, #4: Learning to be Comfortable as a Photographer

June 21, 2016 - Over the past three posts, we’ve gone over many of the things that you need to show a child about using a camera and com...
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Five Problems You'll Face as a Photographer

March 09, 2016 - I was thinking the other day about the life of a photographer. At first glance, it seems like a wonderful thing. Imagine...
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7 Fall Tips for Your Next Autumn Portrait Session

November 11, 2015 - As the warm days slip into cool, crisp autumn ones, you will probably find a host of clients looking for fall portraits.
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Portraying Raw Emotion in Photography: A Lesson from Helen Levitt

September 15, 2015 - Helen Levitt, is one of my favorite street photographers. As a pioneer in the world of photography, she had a true prope...
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7 Photography Tips and Techniques for Capturing Historical Reenactments

September 02, 2015 - Reenactors are sometimes called living historians. These men and women bring some of the history’s greatest moments to l...
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Using Rim Lighting to Make Your Subjects Pop

June 03, 2015 - Skeleton Leaves - Click Here to learn how to make them for your next fun photography project. Rim lighting is one of th...
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Making Art When Everything's been Done Before

November 25, 2014 - I sometimes think that the photographers who lived 200 years ago had it easy. Photography as an art form was completely...
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Tips for Photographers on Respecting Culture

October 22, 2014 - One of the best things about traveling to different countries is experiencing the cultural changes and characteristics o...
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6 Tips for Better Portraits

September 10, 2014 - Capturing a perfect portrait of an individual or group can be a challenge. You want the image to be interesting, have gr...
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Farewell to California

April 09, 2014 - On our last day in California we were pleased to spend our last remaining hours with our good friends the Elders. Here a...
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Los Angeles County Air Show

March 29, 2014 - I had the opportunity to attend another awesome air show and go behind the scenes to capture some cool photos. The Los A...
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An Unexpected Surprise at Paramount Ranch

February 02, 2014 - I planned to spend an afternoon at Paramount Ranch with my friends but we found ourselves in the middle of a California...
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Memories from My Youth (The Cookie Lady)

January 26, 2014 - I have many fond memories as a young child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia. Many of those memories consists...
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Multiple Exposure at the Grand Canyon

January 22, 2014 - Somehow we picked up a few additional children while visiting the Grand Canyon. This cool effect (Multiple-Exposure) was...
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Kids on the Farm Photos

January 02, 2014 - I always have a blast when I spend time with the kids on the farm. This time they played video games and climbed trees....
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Grace to You Mortgage Burning Photos

July 27, 2013 - Each year Grace to You conducts a fire drill. This year was different because we had a special celebration afterwards wi...
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Let the Craziness Begin (Photo Booth)

June 24, 2013 - Here's something cool you can do for your next event... set up a fun photo booth and let the craziness begin. I used two...
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2013 Shepherds' Conference Photos

April 06, 2013 - This was my 11th year volunteering at the 2013 Shepherds' Conference as an audio editor… I spent three 10-hour days in a...
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150 Portraits in 6 Hours

March 04, 2013 - I love making portraits. I especially enjoy seeing all the different facial expressions. A few weeks ago, I had the priv...
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First Portrait

November 12, 2012 - Here's a photo I took today of my friend Michelle with my new camera. What do you think? My Gear Camera: Canon 5D...
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More Portrait photography

October 21, 2012 - Portrait photography is a popular commercial industry all over the world. Many people enjoy having professionally made f...
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Portrait Photography

October 18, 2012 - I enjoy taking portraits of people. The expression, personality, and mood of the person's face is the main subject in th...
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The Monster (Prosthetic Makeup) Photo

October 16, 2012 - One of my favorite times in college was having the opportunity to visit the FX prosthesis department each week. My frien...
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The Candy Lady

October 04, 2012 - It's kind of cool what you can do with a few pieces of candy. Lenses used in portrait photography are classically fas...
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Vasquez Rocks Photos

April 05, 2012 - I stopped at Vasquez Rocks on my way home to take a few photos. Here's one of my favorites... In 1873 and 1874 Tiburcio...
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