An easy way to improve photo composition

One of my chief concerns whenever I’m out creating photographs is making sure that I compose in such a way that directs the viewer’s eye. Effectively using leading lines and vanishing points is a surefire way to do this but I’ve also found that another great way to improve photo composition is by incorporating contrasting elements. Traditionally, we think of […]

By |Sep 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Always Evolve Your Website

If there is one page that I have always taken out of Nicole‘s book, it is to always evolve your website. Now, that is not to say that you have to make gigantic leaps every time. Rather, Nicole constantly audits her own site, constantly on the look out for more effective plugins, cleaner designs, and just the best way […]

By |Sep 15th, 2014|18 Comments

The Fingerlings II

It had been a while since I looked at the photos I took last year at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. It was a great time and I walked away with one of my most favorite photos that I’d ever taken called The Fingerlings. Most every visit to Silver Falls yields great results for landscape photography but […]

By |Sep 13th, 2014|2 Comments

Never Forget

I grew up in a quaint 2-family house located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. For my entire life up until leaving for university, I could remember seeing the Twin Towers looming off in the distance right from my porch. Ironically, I always thought that these two gigantic Tetris pieces represented some truly ugly architecture and no matter how […]

By |Sep 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings IV

Ruckel Creek Falls is a great place to visit if you’re trying to get a handle on this type of nature photography. It’s a short walk from the main parking area at the Eagle Creek Trail, right off of I84, and doesn’t require navigating any tough terrain to get to. A lot of the additions to my Path of Least Resistance study […]

By |Sep 10th, 2014|1 Comment

Improve composition by isolating your subject

One of the most beautiful sunsets that I’ve ever seen was at Main Beach in Byron Bay, Northern New South Wales, Australia. I’ve been to Australia three times (twice this year) and Byron Bay seems to be one of the best representations of Australia’s eastern coast. I had such a wonderful time roaming around with my fellow global photographers on […]

By |Sep 8th, 2014|4 Comments