Your Camera’s Histogram Lies

So how many times have you read (or heard) that you should check your camera’s histogram­ after each exposure, and that you should adjust your exposure, if necessary, based on the histogram so that you are not ‘clipping’ any highlights or shadows…countless times, right? But did you know that the histogram does NOT accurately represent […] Read More

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Your Guide to Taking Better Cemetery Pictures

Seriously, I have a guide to taking better pictures of a cemetery. Let me explain:   Many years ago, I was commissioned by Arbor Memorial Gardens Inc. to photograph their many cemetery properties in Ontario. It was good steady work, and I loved doing it. I found spending time working at the cemeteries was really […] Read More

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Shooting action at 1/4000th of a second…with Flash! – *As Featured on PETAPIXEL April 22, 2016*

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot a young up-and-coming golfer named Taylor Pendrith for SCOREGolf magazine’s 2016 ‘Power’ issue. The creative team at SCOREGolf wanted to show Taylor in his swing, hitting the ball, displaying the incredible power this young man is becoming known for. They also wanted to add a little humor by […] Read More

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Monument Valley Stitching

In 2014 my wife and I made a trip to Monument Valley, located on the Arizona Utah border. You’ve probably seen pictures of this area. The landscape there is truly otherworldly. Although I don’t consider myself a landscape photographer, I took many pictures while in the area. Once back home, my wife was very eager […] Read More

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SIZE Matters, in regards to a light source

There is sooo much information available regarding lighting, but I find that most all of it is confusing and often misleading. Let me tackle one rule of lighting that is simple but often misunderstood: The bigger the AREA of the light source, the SOFTER the light. And when I say ‘softer’, I mean less shadows […] Read More

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My iStock Experience

Recently, I was fingering through the newspaper one morning when I came across an image that caught my eye. It was a book cover. It accompanied a review of the book. Wow, that image looks familiar, I thought….very familiar. A quick search on Google provided a larger, much more detailed version of the image on my […] Read More

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