Your Camera’s Meter Lies: Take Advantage of It To Improve Your Photos

Metering and exposure are tough companions. Although they seem to work well together on the surface, metering may trick you into exposing poorly. Here are some experiments showing you how to take control of exposure and use it creatively, especially in aperture priority mode. There is a lot of nonsense written about camera exposure modes. … Read more

How to Improve Your Candid Wedding Photography

A bouquet tossing battle. Image credit Kesha Lambert. “I didn’t even know it had happened” “I feel like I’m there after looking at these photos.” “I relive my wedding day every time I open my wedding album.” Candid wedding photography of the fleeting little moments that unfold on the wedding day is a powerful storytelling … Read more

How to Learn from Photography Books: 5 Tips to Improve Your Work

I recently realized that I have a problem: I buy too many books, especially photography books. Not those cheap Kindles, but those beautiful, expensive printed books that ended up decorating my wall, or my coffee table, and, in my case, maybe many coffee tables. “Buy books, not gear” is probably the most common response you’ll … Read more

8 Tips to Improve Your Architectural Detail Photography

When shooting architecture, it’s easy to get lost in the grandeur of buildings, but details matter too. In fact, with a little know-how, you can capture photographs of architectural detail that are just as beautiful, if not betterthan vast wide-angle shots of structures. I love photographing architectural details, and in this article I explain how … Read more