Senior Season

Another school year is underway and planning begins early for yearbook advisors. Of paramount important is getting those senior ads in and that means LOTS of senior portrait seesions for photographers around the country. There are a few tips that might help you soon-to-be grads get the best look with the least amount of effort. […]

Nesting woodstorks and egrets a wonderful experience

https://flic.kr/p/nnG5Ue May is a wonderful time at Harris Neck NWR. Woody Pond is the home of nesting woodstorks and great egrets. Throughout the refuge there are also other sites- baby alligators, anhinga, red-winged blackbirds, white ibis and even hummingbirds. To see stills from the field trip, visit my G+ or Flickr pages. 🙂  

Blood Moon Excitement

This celestial occurance coincides with the final night of my Advanced Creative Photography class. It is in this course that my students go from the default Evaluative light meter setting to the more precise Partial/Center-Weighted and Spot meters. The blood moon or total lunar eclipse will be a great opportunity for them to try their […]

Creative Photo field trip update

The Creative Photo field trip to Emmet Park/Upper Factors Walk scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014, will begin at 8:00 AM as planned. If there is rain we will go down to the covered portions of Factors Walk/River Street. Don’t forget your tripod, camera manual and plastic bags.

Leon delays classes

The results of winter storm Leon created many school closings for the last few days. Georgia Southern was one of those and caused the delay of the Digital Imaging Basics class on Tuesday night. The class will officially start tonight with the second class taking place next week. Creative Photography will begin next week on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deliberate Choice

Those are the words I have been searching for for some time. In a recent discussion with a photo student, we were talking about how digital photography has changed how people photograph their subjects. I told her about a recent article I had read about how people mindlessly take thousands and thousands of photographs and […]

Top Mistakes by Photography Business Owners

Top Mistakes by Photography Business Owners

It is worth a read of MediaNovak Design blog on the top mistakes that photographers make in operating their businesses. If you are considering becoming a professional or currently are a professional photographer, take a few minutes and read it, digest it, and think about how you run your business.