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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 25, 2020  |  1 comments

Did you just get a new camera? Or maybe you’re getting reacquainted with a camera that’s been on the shelf for awhile? Getting good pictures consistently – the ultimate goal of all photographers – is easier than you think. Here are 10 tips that I share with all photographers regardless of skill level.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

President Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” I get that. It’s a truism that applies to things much lighter than D-Day, too. So as I watch March melt into April, I summon my highly analog paper Day-Timer calendar and begin plotting my summer. In pencil, of course. Here are the seven “must-do” activities I’ve strategized so far. 

Lynne Eodice  |  Apr 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

It's fun to take pictures of our friends and loved ones having a good time. The trick is to have your camera ready—a point-and-shoot camera is ideal for this—and to be quick and spontaneous. Taking pictures of people at play means that you must be prepared to grab some fleeting moments on...

Lynne Eodice  |  Jun 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

Beyond simply shooting someone's portrait, taking a picture of a concept like "fun" can be a real challenge. A photograph that makes a statement like this must make its point immediately—the viewer should get the message at first glance, and not have to guess at what you're trying to say.

The...

Lynne Eodice  |  Dec 01, 2003  |  1 comments

 

 

 

Holidays present a seemingly endless number of great photo opportunities: Fourth of July parades, colorful Easter Lilies, Christmas lights at night, or costumed children going trick-or-treating. At these special times of the year, have your camera ready for both planned photos and candids.

And don't be afraid of taking...

Lynne Eodice  |  Oct 01, 2003  |  2 comments

 

 

 

 

Many of us have pets that share our home and are considered to be members of the family. If you enjoy photography, naturally you'll want to take pictures of your furry friends. Great-looking pet images can be achieved without having to invest in expensive photo gear. In fact, a lightweight point-and-shoot camera is a...

The Editors  |  Feb 01, 2004  |  11 comments

People are among the most popular photo subjects. This month's lesson presents some easy ways to produce better people shots.

1. Don't Just Sit There...
Static portraits—with the subject just slouched there, or stiffly posed, are not terribly appealing. It generally pays to play director as well as photographer when you're photographing people.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 09, 2020  |  0 comments

File this one under “Having fun with photos while temporarily housebound.” reStickity prints your images on durable peel & stick adhesive material that can safely be attached, removed and then reattached to virtually any surface without damaging the wallboard, refrigerator door, corkboard or plaster (etc.) you attach it to. Put an end to crummy tape scum forever.

Lynne Eodice  |  Feb 01, 2005  |  8 comments

SKPA (Special Kids Photography of America) is a non-profit organization that was born from Heidi Lewis' frustration in trying to get a professional portrait taken of her one-year-old son, Taylor, who has a connective tissue disorder.

 

Lewis is not alone. According to her mother, Karen Dórame, who co-founded SKPA with Lewis...

Lynne Eodice  |  Oct 01, 2004  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2004  |  0 comments

All photos by Ron Kimball

 

A veteran photographer of 25 years who specializes in automobiles and animals, Ron Kimball is possibly the most published calendar and poster photographer in the country. He markets his work through Ron Kimball Stock, which features over 500,000 of his...

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Andy Seliverstoff has long been passionate about photography, but four years ago he decided to combine his craft with a love for man’s best friend and concentrate solely on dog photography. His enchanting “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs” project, reveals a unique bond that can occur between huge dogs and children.

Lynne Eodice  |  Mar 01, 2003  |  1 comments

Seattle--as seen through the eyes of 35 children from local Boys & Girls Clubs--was interpreted on film and culminated in a gallery event at the Seattle Art Museum on November 19, 2002. Corbis--a leading provider of digital images based in Bellevue, Washington--made the whole project happen. This organization partnered with five Seattle-area Boys &...

Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that the holidays are upon us, many photographers will be shooting portraits of friends and family. And whether or not you’re experienced at taking people pictures, the following tutorial will help you capture memorable photos of your loved ones.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you call Flying Saucers by their traditional name or use the Pentagon’s new nomenclature (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena), capturing a UFO/UAP video or digital image is easier than it sounds. So grab your camera and tinfoil hat and join the fun.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s spring—the time of year made especially for photographers, lovers and dreamers. Poets too, come to think of it. You’ll find plenty of things to photograph without even trying—but here are some ideas you may not have thought about yet.

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