How I Helped Put McWay Falls on the Map for Nightscape Photos

McWay Falls has been a tourist destination for longer than many of us even heard of the place, but it wasn’t until 2012 that photographer Steven Christenson really “discovered” the potential of the site at night. Nestled in the rugged and gorgeous part of the California coast better known as Big Sur, McWay Falls enjoys […] Continue reading How I Helped Put McWay Falls on the Map for Nightscape Photos

In Street Photography, Shoot, Shoot, Shoot — Better a Fast Shot Than None

I mess up most of my street photography shots: too far away, background cluttered, subjects not well aligned, subject matter not interesting enough, or simply technically flawed. The Murphy’s Law of street photography: “If you can mess up a street shot, chances are you will.” Business as usual. It can be deeply frustrating to edit […] Continue reading In Street Photography, Shoot, Shoot, Shoot — Better a Fast Shot Than None

Photos of Deer That Roam Freely in the City of Nara, Japan

In the ancient capital city of Nara in Japan, there are Japanese deer that roam freely on the sidewalks and streets. Photographer Yoko Ishii has spent years capturing beautiful photos of these wild urban deer. “These picturesque moments when early in the morning the deer can be found standing in the middle of desolate intersections, […] Continue reading Photos of Deer That Roam Freely in the City of Nara, Japan

The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2019

World Press Photo just announced the winning photos for the 2019 edition of it’s world’s most prestigious photojournalism contest. Camera metadata shared alongside the top photos is again providing us with an inside look at what gear the world’s top photojournalists are using at the moment. The Spanish photography site Photolari gathered all the data […] Continue reading The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2019

How to Bring Something New to Film Photography

A very common piece of advice for photographers looking to take their work to the “next level” is that they must invest time in themselves in the process of developing a “style.” A photographic style can mean many things; a theme within the subject matter, a specific color palette, a certain compositional approach, and anything […] Continue reading How to Bring Something New to Film Photography