Flares, Spots, and Sunbursts: Dealing With the Sun in Landscape Photography

Having the sun in your shot when shooting sunrise or sunset landscapes adds a lot to the impact of your photos. But how do you deal with unwanted smudges and glare? Although landscape photography can be done at any time of the day, it is undoubtedly more common to photograph landscapes during the golden hour, … 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

The intersection of photography & science

This photomicrograph, taken by researcher Michael Peres, uses polarized light to visualize the elements of formoterol, a drug designed to improve breathing by relaxing muscles in the airways. This is just one of many examples of the power of photography to open new windows into the natural sciences. In 1839, photography entered the public sphere … 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

Koji Kitagawa, Photography – Collector Daily

JTF (just the facts): Published in 2021 by Area Books (here). Softcover with paper jacket (black print on blue/green paper), 150×210 mm, 800 pages. Includes an English/Japanese artist statement on a separate card, along with a list of zine/project titles. In an edition of 250 copies. Design by Bureau Kayser/Colin Doerffler. (Cover and distribute the … 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

Observation and Investigation for Documentary Photography

If the intention behind a photograph is to produce something photographic, weighted by aesthetic merit or artistic expression, then this is your observation through the camera that you will most likely share in this image. If the intention is more explanatory or educational, if there is an agenda or a message behind your work, then … Read more