Harsh light. Blown-out skies. Vast landscapes with no foreground elements.
Photographing the desert of the American Southwest can certainly be challenging. This is a truth that I've come to learn after moving here earlier this year and I've since figured out how to best approach these challenges. When you get it right and work through them... the photos that you will walk away with will drop the jaws of your friends and family.
Here's the thing: whether you already live in the Southwest, you're planning to visit the area someday, or you have similar wide-open spaces near where you live,...
When I visited Cuba for the first time in January 2016, one of my top goals was to capture the country's distinct culture and I’d like to share this list of photo tips to consider if you find yourself with the wonderful opportunity to visit. These are the very same things I kept in the forefront of my mind every time I left my casa particular with the intent to photograph.
It’s also important to note that a lot of these tips aren’t exclusive to Cuba and can be applied to street and travel photography all over the world. So with that, let’s get cracking.
A while ago, photographer Tony Northrup posted a video where he pleads to stop asking him about the camera settings he used to take his photos. To summarize my understanding of it, Tony believes that, rather than concern yourself with those settings, you should focus on the experiences and what I call “soft metadata” that went into creating the photo. While I don’t disagree with Tony’s sentiment, I do have a problem with the his approach. Of course the composition and story of a photo are critical and sharing that with viewers only helps enrich their experience...
I believe in getting your hands dirty right away. Sign up below to get your first free video tutorial. I will walk you through easily combining multiple fireworks photos together using Adobe Photoshop CC. And don't worry! I also include a series of practice photos in case you don't have any to work with.