Practicing Portrait Pos...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The late Richard Avedon once said, “A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows [that] he is being photographed.” That’s because a portrait seldom represents reality. Instead it’s a snapshot of a point in time and represents an...

Wedding Photo Fun

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern I admire professional wedding photographers. They work hard at marriage venues, carry lots of equipment, constantly move about, patiently stage picture-perfect images to satisfy the bridal couple’s expectations of memorable moments. For example, the...

Every Little Thing He D...

Today’s Post by Mark Wagner I am a magician and graphic designer and have a background in Hypnosis. But I’ve been into photography since I was 9 years old (I’ll be 53 on my next birthday.) I shot this image to be used as cover art for a book for magicians in the Denver market...

You Are Who You Photogr...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In Andreas Feininger’s 1973 landmark book, Photographic Seeing, in a section called “The Different Forms of Seeing” he discusses how four different and well-known shooters would photograph an identical female subject. He then posits a theory that their...

Wordless Wednesday # 17...

Today’s Post by Dave Hutchinson This is a photojournalism shot that I made while visiting a Christian Orthodox Church in Constanta, Romania.The woman had no idea that I was taking the photo. I assume that she was a mourner, but I am really not sure. I didn’t disturb her. I was...

Photo Op? Try Your Own ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It might be hard for some of our readers in warmer climates to wrap their heads around this but it snowed Sunday night and yesterday. Such is life in Colorado… In a post I wrote for our sister blog ‘Saving the world, One Pixel at a Time’...

Interior Spaces in the ...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern In everyday photography, the art of the past may inspire with its treatment of light. The Old Masters knew how to paint its qualities. Vermeer’s Music Lesson is a prime example. Light is soft and diffused in his interior space. It streams from a side...

Infrared Photography Gi...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I once received an e-mail from a reader asking “why do you do infrared photography, when regular photography is already so hard?” The short and honest answer is because it’s fun. Your eyes typically see light from approximately 400 to 700...