First Visit to Yellowstone National Park

I’ve now been living and working in Grand Teton National Park for a full month, so I thought I’d share some of my experiences so far. After this post, I’d like to post something every few days. Now that the weather is warming up, and the rivers are...

The “Halo” Effect – Bad HDR

This is something that really bugs me, especially when I see people sharing work that is guilty of this terrible photography mistake. I am all for people using photography the way they want, but there is a point that it’s so unrealistic that it shouldn’t...

Principle of Design – Proportion

Proportion is one of my favorite ways to create interesting compositions. One good way to achieve an image with great use of proportion is to use a wide angle lens. This image from St. George Island in Florida emphasizes the sky by placing only a small amount of the...

Principle of Design – Movement

Movement is all about moving the viewer’s eye throughout the frame, and creating an illusion that your image is moving. Examples of good use of movement are blurred water, diagonal lines, and stopping motion when appropriate. The image below uses both of these...

Principle of Design – Variety

Variety is about varying elements and objects in your image, to avoid making them boring. Variety can also be varying your angles, exposure, composition, etc., to get a few different looks to the same image. This image below has variety because each shell is...