How do you take great photos?

How do you take great photos?   Great light, Composition and Moment Here’s my cheat sheet. My formula for great photos is great: subject, light, composition and moment. 1-Find a great subject. That’s harder than you might think. There’s a term we professional photographers have, “subject failure”. You can’t say this to clients. Not

How do you take great photos?2020-09-02T10:02:29-04:00

Learning a Smartphone Camera: Exposure

Learning a Smartphone Camera: Exposure, Color, Sharpness Learning Smartphone camera exposure, sharpness and color  is something you can actually do right now. Read on; it’s not as hard as you might think. Usually, all you need to do is point and shoot and the camera will take care of the exposure and color. If

Learning a Smartphone Camera: Exposure2020-09-24T14:26:47-04:00

Smartphone Photography

A Camera in Every Pocket Learning smartphone photography can be a wonderful tool for business and art. Smartphones are the camera of choice today for photography. If you’d told me years ago that everyone would have a camera in their pocket at all times, there would have been no way for me to imagine it.

Smartphone Photography2020-08-27T12:55:31-04:00

Photoshop or Lightroom?

Photoshop or Lightroom? I am often asked, 'should I get Photoshop or Lightroom?'. I have used and taught both. Let me see if I can break it down for you. The most common features we all use on most of our images most of the time are 1-tonal adjustment, i.e. lightening and darkening, 2-color

Photoshop or Lightroom?2020-08-12T23:13:29-04:00

ISO-Aperture-Shutter Speed

ISO Aperture Shutter Speed Start with a Good Exposure ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed are the basis of exposure, and the first thing to think about technically when taking a photograph. You need enough light to hit the sensor (or film), but not too much. Learning what these three variables are and how to

ISO-Aperture-Shutter Speed2020-08-10T15:15:52-04:00

Five Qualities of Light

Five Qualities of Light Photographs are made from light. Light is one of our main ingredients. Our cameras are light-capturing devices. So many photographers use light is a central element in their work. Here are the five most important qualities of light to consider about light: quantity, direction, color, contrast, and Hard/Soft. Don O'Brian

Five Qualities of Light2020-08-14T02:01:16-04:00

Buying A Camera

Buying a Camera Deciding what digital camera to buy is a very important decision that should be made with great care and research. There is now so much information available on products, I believe we are more empowered than ever to make a very informed decision on how and what cameras are worthy of

Buying A Camera2020-08-19T11:18:17-04:00

About My Work

I’m available for group or individual photography instruction. I can give Zoom presentations on any topic in photography. Smartphone, lighting, composition, how cameras work, macro, critiques of your work, how to make money with photography, Photoshop and mobil apps for editing. Call me any time at 610.733.9349 or email me at

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