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Natural Light


Seven tips for shooting in natural light Although artists have used light coming through a window to light their subjects for centuries, the most famous artist to use natural window lighting was the Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669). In photography books, when an author refers to Rembrandt […]


Shooting Food


By Dennis Davis Food photography is considered one of the most difficult specialties for professional photographers. There is a saying in the industry, “if you can shoot food, you can shoot anything.” The primary reason for this difficulty is how little time you have to shoot before the food looks like garbage. Within 1-3 minutes […]


Art Director


10 Things an Art Director Looks for in a Photographer And What Keeps Them Coming Back for More Personality You may create amazing images, but if you work with others you have to be enjoyable to be around, personable, fun and respectful. Your personality is your most important asset. If you are shooting portraits, it’s […]


Digital Camera


How to Buy a Digital Camera Cameras used to be long term investments before the digital age, now people change them as rapidly as they replace last year’s computer. New features, more mega pixels, better color, smaller size – there are many reasons to upgrade. Film is mostly used for fine art or disposable cameras […]


Professional Photographer


Getting Started as a Professional Photographer Glamour, excitement, fame, fortune, hanging around sexy models and famous actors – this is why you want to become a photographer, right? Reality and the public perception of what a photographer’s life is like are not necessarily in alignment, but yes, I have seen some of the above. It […]


Blake Shelton


Blake Shelton in a clothing commercial The voice on the phone said that I would be photographing Blake Shelton, Country music star and judge on the TV show “The Voice” in an clothing commercial. I was asked to photograph Blake Shelton during the production of a television commercial for Gildan underwear and socks. The set […]


Shooting Industrial Photography


Getting started in Industrial Photography Finding clients in industrial photography is not difficult. Machine shops, manufacturing firms, scrap yards, shipping – there are lots of places where you can get your hands, and lighting gear, dirty. In companies under 50 employees you usually hear from the owner of the business. In companies over 50 employees […]


Better Photographs


Ten Tips for Better Photographs By Dennis Ray Davis 1. Get closer to your main subject Your photograph will be better if you make it about one main thing. Don’t try to get three people, the boat, the lake, the castle and the mountains all in the same shot. If you love all of those […]


Become a Model


Although there is modeling work in every major city in the world, most of the models that work full time in the USA either live in or regularly visit New York, Chicago, Miami or Los Angeles. The fashion capitals of the world include Paris, France, London, England and Milan, Italy. If you are good enough, […]