On the Cover: “Shadow Dancer”

“Shadow Dancer” was created by Aileen Harding, M. Photog. Cr., CPP of Baytown, Texas.  The heron was photographed during breeding season at the Smith Point Rookery in High Island. One of...

Loving Every Minute Of It

Loving Every Minute Of It Auto Focus Life by Jeffrey Eatley From the moment I laid my eyes on my first digital camera, I knew that I would be photographing cars. My love for...

The Fine Art Portrait Session

by Bill Hedrick If you’re ever in the Long Beach, California, area and happen to visit the scenic Shoreline Village at Rainbow Harbor, you owe it to yourself to check out The...

The Pelicans of La Jola

by Arthur Morris In the late 1960’s, my parents moved from Brooklyn, New York, to North Park, California, near San Diego. For several years, I carried golf clubs when visiting them but...

When the Location Isn’t Perfect

by Gregory Daniel FDPE, FSA, M.Photog. CR., F-ASP Never underestimate the power of having a plentiful toolbox loaded with skills, knowledge and experience.  If you are like me, every session seems to...

“Size Matters” by Cris Duncan

"Size Matters" by Cris Duncan Photography - (definition) the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Photography is indeed an...

In the Still of the Night

By Doug Box Night shooting is one of my favorite available light situations. With the high ISO capabilities of the modern digital cameras, this is even more fun. If you do find...

“Basic”: It’s Not a Bad Word

By Ralph J. Romaguera, Sr. One of the things people have asked me about the most over the years is how I have managed to survive and thrive in the photography industry...

Steve Kozak Named Executive Director of TPPA

When Steve Kozak joined Texas PPA some thirty years ago, one of the first people he met was Walt Hawkins, the Executive Director of the association at the time. Steve noticed...

Fashion & Agency-Testing Photography

by Steve Ellinger One of the things I dearly love about photography is the diverse directions that photographers take in their career. I think most would agree that the money is made...