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...

Principles of Design – Unity

Unity is what brings an image together as one piece. A good photograph that is unified is one where everything appears to belong. No elements are added that shouldn’t be there and don’t help with the overall composition. This image below is unified by not...

Lowepro Photo Hatchback AW 22L Review

After getting the Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L for Christmas, I took it on a couple of hiking trips and decided to write up a review. I use the pack for day hiking since I can carry most of the camera gear I need along with any other little things I may want on the...