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

7 Tips for Better Cityscape Photos

Cities and architecture, besides landscapes, have always been my favorite subjects to photograph. Plus, they provide the perfect balance on the go. If the conditions aren’t ideal for landscape photography, I can usually find something to shoot in a city. And in this article, I share techniques that I apply to achieve great results. Below … Read more

How I Built a Wet Plate Frankenstein Camera and Shot Ghost Photos

Photographer Corrine Gretton-West booked a wet plate workshop with me before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Two years later, we were finally able to do it. The main subject was to become familiar with the wet collodion process and to create images similar to those of spiritual photographer William H. Mumler. Mr. Mumler created images (likely … Read more