A well composed photograph speaks to its viewer, guides their eye throughout the image, and builds a connection between artist and viewer. The “wow” factor comes when multiple elements of composition come together like a treasure map to guide your viewer to the gold! In the spirit of social distancing, I’m digging into the not-so-distant […]
Selling photos of your hometown can be incredibly lucrative. This lightning photo earned $7,000 and was named 2012 Monsoon Photograph of the Year.
Most photographers will NEVER admit their mistakes, let alone broadcast them. However, I’m shameless when it comes to confessing mine if it means saving someone else time and headaches. My mistake? Thinking all photo-editing programs are created equal! As a professional photographer, editing my photos is a necessary step to make them stand out and […]
As I snuggled into bed for the night, I grabbed my warm water bottle, closed my wild eyes, and enjoyed the fresh breeze and complete silence the Serengeti offered me for one serene instant. A second later, my eyes snapped back open to the thunderous roars of the king of the jungle. Every hair on […]
As the Eiffel Tower popped in and out of view, I couldn’t stop the knee-jerk reaction to raise my camera and click uncontrollably from the roof of our double-decker tour bus. Everyone’s been there – that overwhelming moment where you just can’t resist firing a hundred shots without thinking. However, the difference between a snapshot […]
It seemed like the day had just begun when BAM we’re at the local watering hole surrounded by lions! What happened next could only be dreamt of or found in a NatGeo special. As all our cars watched in awe, an unsuspecting warthog trotted up to the water to take a drink… only to find […]
“Wow… that’s a BIG lens!” While hearing those words does give a little ego boost, I think we can all agree it’s not the size of your lens that matters, right? Rather, it’s what you do with it. Unfortunately, it’s all too common that when someone sees the camera setup I carry, I’m asked questions […]
As I stand in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest, bordering the Amazon, the toucans, hummingbirds, and butterflies zip back-and-forth among the trees. Listening to the songs of the birds and the frogs, I can’t help but stop and count my blessings… wondering how on earth I wound up on this amazing life path. It’s only a few […]
If you want to know the secret to making money with photos, it’s simple: you need to jump that first hurdle and get them out there for people to appreciate.