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The iPhone Filmmaker

The iPhone Filmmaker

Tangerine, a gritty breakout indie hit from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is full of surprises, one of which being that it was shot start-to-finish on

Travel and Holiday Photography with Brenda Tharp

Travel and Holiday Photography with Brenda Tharp

Have you ever heard yourself saying ‘it looked better in person than in this picture’ when sharing photographs of your journeys with friends and colleagues?  The

The iPhone Filmmaker

The iPhone Filmmaker

Tangerine, a gritty breakout indie hit from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is full of surprises, one of which being that it was shot start-to-finish on

Expressive Black and White Photography

Expressive Black and White Photography

While black and white photographs were among the very first photographs taken, they are now a new "frontier" in digital photography. Digital cameras record light differently than

Photography in Macro Mode

Photography in Macro Mode

Making pictures with a macro lens allows you to discover the beauty, complexity, and design in things overlooked and taken for granted in our everyday lives.

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Viewing the world as a documentary photographer or photojournalist means more than taking the occasional snapshot. It involves a deeper look to uncover the facts and

People Photography - At It's Best

People Photography - At It's Best

Photographing people from across the street with a long lens is one thing; making those same images at conversational distance is a whole new level of

Photo Editing - Start to Finish

Photo Editing - Start to Finish

Had a great photo session? A memory card full of images? Wondering what's next? For most photographers, the editing process is one of the most daunting

Back to the "Fifties": 35mm Photography's "Standard Lens"

Back to the "Fifties": 35mm Photography's "Standard Lens"

A 50mm lens once came "standard" with every 35mm SLR camera purchase.  Then this inconspicuous, low-light performer fell from "vogue," replaced by medium-telephoto, medium-aperture, variable zoom

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