Public nudity doesn’t scare me. Many other things do. Continue reading
I am at that age. The one at which everyone you know is getting married. Right now, I’m attending at least two or three weddings every year, and I’m LOSING MY MIND. There are some things that need to stop very, very soon. Continue reading
I used to think that I was an incredible pet photographer. But it turns out it’s not hard to get some great shots when you are with your pets nonstop and always have your phone on you. The pressure’s certainly on when you are photographing a shelter dog. Not only do you have limited time with the dog, you’re trying to get it adopted! We all know that the pup’s profile picture is a deciding factor in whether or not someone will come in to visit. Continue reading
Once upon a time I was a photographer.
Although beauty is subjective, sometimes our culture seems to decide, collectively, what we “should” consider beautiful. Is it straight teeth? The right outfit? A certain weight? Time period and geography change the ideal, but The Beautiful Anthology considers a more personal definition, beyond the “shoulds” of the world. Twenty-seven writers contribute to this collection with essays, stories, and poems all aiming at expanding what it means to be beautiful.
P-Mag doesn’t have “bookish” in its description for nothing. Would you like to get your mitts on a signed, limited edition collection of fiction paired with photography?
The time has come for me to say adieu and bid you all a happy life with your cameras, but before I go, I wish to impart a few pieces of wisdom. Continue reading
This week is a little different. Instead of explaining a technique or demonstrating a composition concept, we’re going make a lightbox. Continue reading
One thing you definitely need to know as a photographer is that there are two very special times of the day when magic happens: the Golden Hour and the Blue Hour. Continue reading
Taking a break from our normal lesson on how to take good photos, we’re going to talk this week about what to do with them – specifically, entering contests. Continue reading
Sometimes, I come across a photo of a scantily-dressed or not-dressed person who is old, fat, or not conforming to the culture’s ideals of beauty or sexuality in some other way. Invariably, someone else comments: “No one wants to see that.” Bullshit. I want to see it, and I want other people to, too. Continue reading
Piggy-backing on our recent lessons on using the manual functions of our cameras and specifically the shutter speed, this week we’re going to talk about action shots. Last week we discussed taking long exposures with a long shutter speed, this week we’re going to talk about short exposures with a short (fast) shutter speed. Continue reading
I’m sure by now you’ve all knit up some truly fabulous items that you want to share with the world. The only problem is that it can be tricky to make these handmade goodies look nice in photos. That’s where I come in.
Okay, Persephoneers! We’ve learned about composition, we’ve learned about types of cameras, we’ve tried editing photos, we’ve worked on being creative, and we’ve even had a little fun along the way (don’t tell anyone!), but now it’s time to bust off those training wheels and try going manual. “WHAT? HUH? I CAN’T DO THAT!” Why yes you can! And I’ve got a few tools to help you do it! Continue reading