Summer class

Savannah Photographers, join me this summer for another great photography class in the field. “Using Light to Shape Your Photographs” will include ambient and artificial light to create better compositions and more visually exciting images. Learning how light makes your composition pop! Classes will be Saturday mornings from 9-11 AM on July 22, 29 & […]

Adding Video Skills

Lately I have had a lot of questions in my photography classes about video. Now I do not pretend to be a video expert- that would be my daughter’s medium of choice. However, with HDMI video recording capabilities and the advent of hybrid products offered by professional photographers, the time has come to understand more […]

Depth of Field- It’s all in the numbers

One of the most interesting concepts artistically that my students want to achieve is called the Figure/Ground Principle. It is one of the Gestalt Principles. These principles were developed by a group of German psychologists in the 1920’s and determined how we perceived various visual stimuli. “Gestalt” means “unified whole” so in other words, it […]

It’s not the size of the camera anymore

Technorati Tags: Nikon 1,technology,camera systems,mirrorless,camera comparison The days of walking around with a big bulky DSLR may be coming to an end. Bigger does not mean better anymore. Don’t be surprised if the next time you hire a professional photographer and one of their cameras is a small, lightweight, compact mirrorless camera. These new systems […]

Painting with light

DSC_1441.JPG, a photo by pgwilliamson on Flickr. My nieces were outside having fun with sparklers trying to “paint” a heart while snapping a photograph. Unfortunately I did not realize what they were trying to accomplish until AFTER they were out of sparklers. I suggested that we use flashlights instead to try their idea and guided […]