“Image Competition”

by Bryan Welsh & Lisa Dillon Image competition and the pursuit of merits and association degrees is a rewarding though sometimes troubled endeavor. It’s going to be hard—we all know that—and there...

Boudoir Photography – Poses that Sell

Boudoir photography has been a popular genre for years and this trend seems to have no end in sight. As I talk to many photographers, they express an interest in boudoir...

Fun With Food Photography

Fresh Grapes with Cyanoacryalte and Antiperspirant Glaze. . . Served with a side order of cosmetic sponges and glycerin, right? Not exactly a typical menu description, but they’re definitely key ingredients...

Using Off-Camera Flash Creatively

Although I have been using OCF (off-camera flash) for many years, there was a time in the beginning of my career that it terrified me. I had no idea what it...

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 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...

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...