Tag: photography

PhotoActive #124: Food Photography with Lauren Caris Short

How do you make mouth-watering photos of food? In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we’re joined by Lauren Caris Short, author of the beautiful new book The Complete Guide to Food Photography to talk about what it takes to be a food photographer. Lighting, food styling, composition… photographing food is a multi-disciplined photo ...

Photocombobulate #24 – Photographing Strangers with Valérie Jardin

In the latest Photocombobulate episode, Mason and I talk to the wonderful Valérie Jardin about street photography and making photos of strangers.

Photographing Grief

It’s unfortunate that this comes up in the saddest of circumstances, but I was reminded again recently of why it’s better to make photos even when I might feel hesitant about doing so.

One Year of Photocombobulate!

For our one-year anniversary of the Photocombobulate podcast, we tackle a big topic: where do you find joy in photography?

Presets Don’t Have to Be Lame

Good old-fashion presets are more powerful when combined with AI-assisted subject masking.

Una Mattinata Frustrante a Roma

Dealing with photographic frustration in Rome, from unexpectedly closed vantage points to run-ins with Italian military.

Is Bird AF Really Cool AF?

Popular Photography is running a bird-photography theme this week, so my contribution with my Smarter Image column is a look at the Bird AF (autofocus) features in some of the newest camera models. The big question is: does it really make a difference? I don’t own a camera with the feature, so I reached out ...

Photocombobulate #22: Travel Lessons Learned

Mason and I both went on vacation and took different approaches to making photos.

Photocombobulate #21: Camping!

Who wouldn't want to roll out of a tent and be greeted by the sunrise you've trekked to capture? Just as photography benefits from having the right tools at hand, having a good camping experience can lead to better photos and a more satisfying experience.

Photocombobulate #20: Outdoor Clothing

What we wear as photographers can be just as important as the gear in our camera bags. In this episode of the Photocombobulate podcast, we talk all about clothing.