Why Aren’t My Images Sharp?

This is probably the most common question we hear from beginner photographers, and there are many possible explanations.  Here’s the checklist you should run though to make sure user error isn’t the culprit. 1. Is Your Shutter Speed Sufficient?  A very common mistake is to get so caught up in the moment of shooting that ...

Play and the Creative Process

I’ve been thinking about the creative process recently.  How do you get out of a rut?  How do you find inspiration?  If you’re not in a rut, how do you find the next unique image.  I think play and experimentation are really important tools. When I’m out in the field and unable to deliver on my ...

The Valensole Plain

The Valensole Plain in Provence is a gorgeous place in late June and early July with vast expanses of lavender, buzzing with bees and filling the air with a sweet aroma. Undulating fields are broken by by patches of wheat or sunflowers. Add it to your list of places to see.

Brandon Creek Road - by Sandy Gennrich

Inspiration

People are always asking where I find my inspiration.  It comes from a lot of different places.  Life.com just made things easier by posting their 2011 Photo Blog Awards.  I’m a reader of several of them, and I’m looking foward to looking into the others.  Inspriration comes from a wide variety of places.  Spread your wings, ...

Exploring Antarctica - by Sandy Gennrich

Equipment Fails…And Sometimes Your Process Does, Too

(Or just learn from my mistakes) What are your strategies to minimize catastrophic loss? I just got back from a weekend in Oregon shooting waterfalls and seastacks and generally having a really great time.  More on that later, because what every photographer needs is a solid workflow and backup procedures.  Equipment fails. Not all the ...

Expose to the Right – The Concept

Expose to the Right, or ETTR, is a term used in digital photography that suggests that your histogram should be skewed to the right to capture the most information possible. Here are the general principles: Think of a picture as a bucket of rocks.  Your goal is to fill the bucket with as many rocks ...

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