Location Lighting… Letting Go

What do weddings, wars, and sunsets have in common? ...fleeting moments. For photographers, however, these offer some of the most stressful conditions under which...

The Truth About Natural Light vs. OCF

I have seen many posts on social media and magazine articles about how much better Off-Camera Flash (OCF) is than natural light. Most examples...

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...

Never Say Never

The Phyllis Kuykendall Story by Steve Kozak Phyllis Kuykendall never intended to be a professional photographer. She still has old family photos of herself with a...

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...

Remote Cameras: They’re Not Just for Sports Photography

by Bob Davis, Texas School Instructor As a visual storyteller, I’m always seeking unique ways to tell the story that is being photographed. My background...

Follow Your Bliss

CREATE… SIMPLIFY... DO MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE... DREAM… Decide what you TRULY want to create and then give yourself PERMISSION! There comes a time when...

Artistic Images Using Blending Modes

by Bob Coates, Texas School Instructor I found my inspiration through the photographic artistry of Jim DiVitale, Julianne Kost and Thom Rouse, among others. They...

Food Photography

by Bill Hedrick It’s always been a mystery to me as to why experienced photographers who have mastered the art of lighting are so reluctant...

Earning the Money You Deserve!

by William Branson III, Texas School Instructor Imagine this . . . Two photographers from the same town, each one dreaming of owning a thriving...