My latest post on the HP Pro Photo blog is on how I use the iPhone as a photography assistant.
My latest post on the HP Pro Photo blog covers photography events and conferences and how to get the most out of them.
My next post on the HP Pro Photography blog is on the value of integrating photography with your other interests, whether professional or hobby.
My latest post on the HP Pro Photography blog is on the do it yourself approach in photography.
The next installment in my coverage of photo books (increasingly known as photobooks) has been published on the HP professional photography blog.
My most recent column on the HP Professional Photography blog looks at developing a lifelong learning philosophy. You can read it over on the HP site.
Kodachrome was my film of choice for so many years of my photography. At least when I wanted to shoot color film. The color was stunning when well shot. I loved both Kodachrome 25 and 64 and used it as my main color film for some 10 to 15 years. This was basically my middle […]
As photographers, we are creative people, though how fully in touch with it we are can vary greatly. For many it defines us, but it can also have a negative side.
With the Internet already a core part of your business life as an image maker, why not treat the whole world as your local market and expand the opportunities to sell your photography, design or services.
Expiring domain names is a pain for web site owners. As you would expect, you need to make sure your important domain names do not expire. I’ve had a friend loose his to a Chinese business that wanted large money to hand it back, because his hosting company screwed up the renewal. Now this blog […]
Image Making is a business and most governments offer business grants to help with various aspects of your activities. So whether you are a commercial photographer, graphic or web designer or other creative, if you are in business you should at least consider grants. Whatever country you live in, your federal, state and local governments […]
There are lots of places you can get sound business advice, but have you thought of Dell? When it comes to getting good information about your business you tend not to think of your computer company. But Dell has taken the initiative and setup Small Business Centres on at least some of its national websites. […]
A computer is a key part of our photography practice. It is worth keeping it healthy. We all rely on our computers, whether you are a photographer or a digital artist. Keeping it in a healthy state is critical. Over the years I have found that one of the keys to having an effective computer […]
While there is great value in the idea of the artist or photographer working away in blissful isolation, there is also a lot of value in learning from others. One school of thought is that if you work in isolation that you will be free to create your own, completely personal and original voice as […]
Do you give up when out photographing just a little too soon or do you give up when you have a succession of failures with a new technique? If so, you need to read this. You may be tired and decide to pack it in for the day. And of course as soon as you […]
Mark returns with a new photography tip. If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you’re in love. In love with photography. Like any relationship, an interest in making photographs starts out innocently, but has the potential to develop into something special. Special to the degree that actually enriches your life. I see this […]
They say variety is the spice of life and when it comes to photography, this is certainly true. With film there is a financial advantage (superficially) to being frugal in our shooting. Film and processing costs money we may not want to spend. But with digital photography there are no such financial benefits from being […]
Once images are in the digital domain there is an infinite field of possibility open to you that can move your photography to new levels. It is time to stop thinking of your camera gear and computer gear as separate things. Digital photography is as massive a paradigm shift in photography as the invention of […]
Just because you are creative, it doesn’t mean you have an excuse not to use the rational part of your brain. Photography and art are both intellectual and creative pursuits and benefit greatly from the application of both. Photography and art are complex and varied disciplines. They are both creative and technical. Depending on the […]
When it comes to selling your photography and art there is one great aid. Make sure that you have a story about or involving each image. People love a story. One of the things that those of us who are serious about making images forget, whether photography or art, is why other people buy images. […]
When we start with photography getting our cameras to do what we want and produce a well-exposed image can be a struggle. Later though, we should be concentrating on the content. Learning any new skill is a progression. In the beginning it is all tied up with the technique: whether it is driving or photography, […]
It is easy to become stuck on one or two sizes of print. Break out of the rut and try something different. Photographs and art work can look very different depending on the size. There is no right size to print every image at. We tend to fall into habits with regard to everything, including […]
Finding ways to shoot whenever and wherever you are can greatly expand your shooting experience and also open up new opportunities for your photography. Linking this with the first suggestion means that you don’t always have to use the same camera. In fact there are many times when carrying your normal camera gear would be […]
Shooting spontaneously is great, and can produce stunning shots. But with most of us time limited, a bit of preparation ahead of time can maximize your chances. Many people have the impression that photography needs to be spontaneous to be creative. This is true for some people and for some of the time. But like […]
In a consumer society it often becomes a programmed response that we need a new camera, lens or the latest software to life our work. But have we really obtained all we can from what we have? It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we can just do something when […]
Just as revisiting your previous work to see if it can be improved is good, so is revisiting favorite subject matter or places. With the wealth of subject matter and locations that most of us have access to, there is a huge urge to not revisit something or someplace we have already worked but to […]
As photographers and artists we are usually focused on the individual image or work. This is fine, as far as it goes. Indeed it is necessary for creating that stunning image. But it is not the only option. We rarely use images by themselves. In an article there will be several, in a book a […]
Avoiding stagnation in your creativity is an ongoing task. It is very easy to settle into a rut. This is a normal but regrettable state of affairs. It is regrettable because it is so easy to do and so many ideas in our culture teach us that stability is good. Stability, perhaps yes, but stagnation […]
It is hard to judge our images completely when we only examine them on screen. Especially since the arrival of digital, many of us do not print images as much as we used to. Images look different in print than they do on the screen. You can gain a different perspective. The key to the […]
The way SLRs are being sold today may not be doing your photography any favors. Fix this by the purchase of one extra lens. Today when you buy an SLR, whether analog or digital, it either is a body only or it comes with a zoom lens. Kits zooms are usually ok lenses but with […]