11 Stages That Every Photographer Goes Through

While I hope you take this article as tongue and cheek, and realize that a decent amount of this is talking to my early self – the reality is that there is a pretty consistent learning curve that many photographers go through. While hopefully your learning curve will not be this extreme, I think that […]

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Light Painting Photography Tools – PictureCorrect

Light painting is a creative way to explore photography when you’ve gotten bored with taking all those standard or cliché photos and have gotten to grips with the features of your sophisticated DSLR camera. While the activity is most commonly referred to as light painting, there are actually two distinct styles: Light Painting This is […]

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Engagement Photography Tips – PictureCorrect

Every couple is unique. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate to them being skilled at naturally interacting between themselves and relaxed posing during the engagement session. If you regularly shoot engagement sessions you likely look forward to sessions with attractive couples that pose so naturally you wonder if they work as models in their spare time. […]

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15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

1. Have respect

This is my number one rule. It doesn’t matter if I am photographing a poor boy in Laos or the CEO of a large company in New York-I always respect the people I photograph. I live by the motto: “you should never get close to people in order to take their photo; you should take their photo in order to get closer to them”. Act as if your camera is a bridge and not a weapon. I have friends who are amazing street photographers, who manage to work with such discretion that they can get the portrait without the person realizing he was photographed. Certainly, there are some exceptions, but I believe that people are not zebras and we are not hunters. To summarize the point, I photograph old people in same manner I would like someone to take pictures of my grandmother.

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How to Not Go Overboard With Photo Editing – PictureCorrect

In the age of digital photography, post-processing has become a vital aspect of the industry. Unfortunately, as much as it can help your photography, it can also hurt it. In fact, many images (even great ones) are ruined during the editing process by pushing the picture past its breaking point. To help keep your post-processing […]

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10 Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Here are ten common photography mistakes to avoid to take your photos to the next level. Mistake #1: Combining Light & Shadow A good example of the mistake of combining light and shadow into photographs can be seen when family photos are taken outdoors. They might be in a really nice location, but the one […]

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Exposure Lock Button – What is it and How to Use it?

Nestled quietly on the back of most cameras is a button that is often ignored or misunderstood, particularly by those who have recently upgraded to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. It’s the Exposure Lock button, and it can be a tremendous asset to photographers who are looking for ways to get more control over their […]

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6 Advanced Composition Techniques to Improve Your Photos

When you think of composition in photography, what is the first idea that pops into your head? Let me guess – the rule of thirds? Likely that was true for many of you who reading this, why do you think that is? The rule of thirds is probably the most widely known, and well used […]

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Do These 5 Quick Exercises to Learn What Your New Camera Can Do

Have you learned everything your new camera can do yet? If not, then you’ve found the right article. I present you with five quick exercises you can try right now, to help you better understand your new camera, and how it captures light. I’ll give you some hints about what is happening, but you will […]

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The Benefits of Using Manual Mode with Auto ISO

Photographers—especially seasoned ones—tend to be control freaks. Many scoff at the idea of using anything other than manual mode for all of their photography. But do you really need absolute control over every aspect of exposure? In this video, Steve Perry explains why he prefers to use manual mode with auto ISO: As explained in […]

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