Last week I gave a brief introduction to the bokeh panorama -- aka the "Brenizer Method" -- for those who weren't already familiar. This week I'm going to dig into the actual shooting method and how to piece it all together.
Though I've blogged on the subject before, I never really got deep down in the nitty gritty of bokeh panoramas. My passion for the technique has seen a comeback, so this will be the first of a small series documenting how to [...]
Slumps are nothing new to me. In fact, just yesterday morning it was snowing here in Portland and Chris stood in shock as I passively watched the fluffy flakes fall, not even glancing towards my camera. Sometimes it's nic [...]
How I Quit My Job To Be A Full-Time Photographer
Please bear in mind that not everything in this post may be what's right for you. One of the biggest lessons I continually have to face in being self-employed is figurin [...]
It may surprise some to learn that one of my favorite books doesn't have magic, dragons or talking fruit bats named Roberto. It's a short read called Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. I read [...]
Sometimes, all it takes to get you back in the game are a few words from a dead guy. In this case, Antoine Rivarol. I came across this quote of his while poking around the web during the wee hours one morning, and it hit me [...]
Animals (okay, cats!) are among my favorite things to photograph. I grew up with cats and each era of my life is accounted for based on what cat was in my life at the time.* So, naturally, as soon as I started picking up the [...]
Reflectors are one of the best tools in a photographer's camera bag, but if you can't afford one or are working with limited resources, aluminum foil makes a great stand-in.
In the photo above I just have a piece of foi [...]
A couple posts back I mentioned that I carry a notebook around with me to record data on photos that were shot with film. I got a few questions about it and figured a post might be helpful for anyone else who may want to do [...]
I've recently become aware of the photographic technique known as "freelensing." This is done in lieu of owning a $2,000 tilt-shift lens for your dSLR and it's pretty effective if you can get the hang of it.
In theory, it [...]
Having recently graduated from college and moving away, I thought I'd never shoot film again. But with recommendation from a checker at Whole Foods, I've learned that Blue Moon Camera in St. John's is a great place to get my [...]
If you're anything like me, there's a certain level of wariness that comes with the commitment of a double exposure. It's bad enough that I hoard frames on film until months go by before I finish a roll. You don't even wa [...]