White Balance

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Art & Geography, Tutorials
White Balance

Throwback Tutorial: White balance is somewhat of a new effect and is a term used only in the digital photography world. It’s extremely important for interiors and especially weddings to make sure white is white (or a neutral gray). A lot of people use a “gray card”. I don’t. I don’t care if the white […]

Tutorial – Why to use a polarizer filter.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in Tutorials
Tutorial – Why to use a polarizer filter.

This is one of those things that can really make a difference. A small detail, yet extremely important in particular circumstances. I polarizer only allows light to enter the lens from a particular direction. While light from a source is always omnidirectional, as well as most light bouncing off an object, some reflected light is […]

Time of Day

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019 in Art & Geography, Tutorials
Time of Day

Time of Day.Probably the most important factor in outdoor photography. Below is Prince of Peach church and school in Carrollton, TX. This was my ultimate choice, about an hour and a half before sunset. Here’s the same shot, but with cloud cover. Depending on the day, you might have to wait anywhere from a few […]

Fill lighting indoors

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Real Estate, Tutorials
Fill lighting indoors

The importance of lighting a room for real-estate or architectural photography. The top image is obviously preferred. There is nice soft white light coming from windows to the right which illuminates the bedroom, but misses the bathroom. The result is a yucky yellow looking bathroom. The fix: a couple wireless diffused flashes. I set up […]

Black and Whites vs Infrared

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Art & Geography, Tutorials
Black and Whites vs Infrared

Infrared is one of my favorite forms of photography. I’m a color guy. I love love color, and typically only use black and white when I can’t get my colors to work. Which is really what most photographers do, but that’s just a little secret of ours. However, black and white can really make an […]