Think Negative (space) not Positive


Negative space in a photograph can have a huge impact! Sounds odd doesn't it?  Yet believe it or not, the use of something called negative space can be very powerful in photography.  But what is it?  The term is kind of hard to describe in words, but the best way I can think of to describe it is … Continue reading

Cleaning Your SLR

I've written several times on the blog about cameras, sensor dust, and cleaning your SLR.  You can review those here, here, and here (5 Ways to Clean, 5 Times to Clean, and 5 Ways to Avoid Dust).  I've also elaborated a bit on the various options for cleaning your SLR from the no-contact to the … Continue reading

Fill the Frame Versus Rule of Thirds

When taking and making pictures, composing your image in a way that is compelling encompasses many "rules of composition", including things like filling the frame, the Rule of Thirds, and Golden K, among several others. With virtually any image though, all the rules simply can't be applied though, … Continue reading

Learning the Basics of Photography

I've been working on a new curriculum and have the first of several eBooks available for free download!  I'd like to hear feedback from you before putting all of these together into a course, so am offering them for free! Once you download it, give the 15 page PDF a read through, and let … Continue reading

How to Center Objects in Photoshop

This tutorial is a short two minute tutorial on how to center Objects in Photoshop.  The video was done using Photoshop CS2, but the practice remains the same through the Creative Cloud iterations as well.  Since it is a timeless tip, figured it'd be worth sharing here, especially since the video … Continue reading