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...

Mark McCall Presented PPA National Award

The National Award is presented each year to an individual who has proven their dedication to the profession by years of service and commitment. The inscription on the award simply states...

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...