Great gifts for photographers

Do you have a photographer in your life? Whether they are pros or hobbyists, these ideas are some of the best ideas for the upcoming holidays, birthdays or anniversaries. 1. Photography classes/workshops– continuing education for all levels is always welcome. If you are serious about honing your craft, check out Kelby Training, Nikon School, Barefoot […]

So Many Apps So Little Time

Not long ago I made the switch from Blackberry to Android. Many of my cohorts and students wondered why, as a professional photographer, I didn’t go Apple and get an iPhone. But anyone who knows me knows that I am always one who crunches the numbers and weighs the costs with the benefits. The cost […]

Capo Testa

My niece is an exchange student on an island in Italy (poor thing, right?) and has start a weblog to document her feelings, experiences and travels while she is abroad. Being abroad is nothing new for her. She has practically grown up in Europe as her family was stationed in Germany for over 5 years […]

Bonaventure Adventure in HDR

In a recent conversation with a fellow photographer, we were discussing the over-use of HDR or high dynamic range photography. His description of HDR is “cartoonish” and in most instances I would agree. HDR toning can be applied in a variety of ways. but the basic application is essentially taking 2-3 exposures or brackets of […]

The importance of professionalism

There are so many individuals that consider themselves professional photographers. After reading another blog regarding the importance of copyright, (Protect Your Copyright: It’s the Only Thing You Have of Real Value) I got to thinking. Yes, I know that can be dangerous but while attending school, during my 10+ years as a photojournalist and as […]