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...

42nd Annual Texas School

42nd Annual Texas School April 23 - 28, 2017 by Don Dickson The 2017 Texas School of Professional Photography will once again be held at the Intercontinental Hotel and Conference Center in...

Mixed Light and HyperSync

"Having fled the city. Narissa has removed her mask and is seeing her true self for the very first time." by Dave Montizambert This image of model Kelsey Barnwell is a study in...

Surprise and Delight

by Gregory Daniel, Texas School Instructor There has never been a better time to set yourself apart from all the noise in our profession than now. Swimming in the sea of sameness...

Dodging & Burning, Photoshop Techniques

by Ross Benton, Texas School Instructor Anyone who has ever printed pictures in a darkroom can appreciate how much easier Photoshop has made life for professional photographers. But many of the tools...

Successfully Photographing Children

by Beverly Walden, M. Photog.Cr. We have been photographing children for nearly three decades. I can remember only a handful of times we have had to re-shoot any children’s sessions because we...

Creating an Uncontested Market

Are you a wedding/portrait photographer whose sales are flat or declining? Are your prices the same or lower than they were three years ago? Do you think that improving your photography...

Controlling Light Direction

by Alison Carlino, Texas School Instructor No matter the genre of photography, one quickly realizes that he/she has to learn to control the direction, color, quantity, and quality of the light falling...

Faces of Despair

A lot has been written over the centuries about human compassion. In its broadest terms, compassion is the ability to understand the emotional state of others as well as oneself. But...

“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...