Exposure Is a Creative Choice

Just as we control focus, aperture, shutter speed, and other camera settings, sometimes we must creatively control exposure as well.

Technical Knowledge Is Not Enough

As a photographer, it’s important to understand that even if you have fine-tuned technical skills and can do all sorts of fancy stuff with your equipment, you must also have a good dose of creativity added to your workflow to produce the desired results. When we were in Australia, we discovered some beautiful sea anemones. […]

Thinking in the Field

Varina's goal was to capture the motion of the clouds and the smooth surface of the lake before sunrise. She walks you through her fieldwork and thought process.

Do I have to shoot silhouettes at sunset?

The foreground of my sunset photos turns out completely black. What am I doing wrong?

A Complicated Blend: The Coming Storm

Sometimes, I can finish post-production work in just a few…

Snapseed is Smart - and Fun!

Yep. I’m a professional photographer. And I admit it – sometimes I shoot with my iPhone… and I use Snapseed to edit my photos.


This was probably one of the best sunset I have ever photographed…

Coloring Book

This is Havasu Falls in Arizona. The colors are real... but…

How do we determine proper exposure?

We use histograms on back of the camera to determine if an photo is properly exposed…And sometimes you need to bracket your exposure.