Sale on canvas prints! Use code ABCXYZ at checkout for a special discount!

Blog

Displaying: 1 - 10 of 19

  |  

Show All

  |

[1]

2 Next

Being a photography mentor

October 13th, 2019

Being a photography mentor

Vanelli wrote a great article about asking for a mentor, having a mentor and finding a mentor. It made me think about the other side of that. What about BEING a mentor?

Why be a mentor?

In teaching, we learn. It’s something a photography mentor of mine said quite a few years ago and it’s stuck with me.

READ MORE

If you're interested in learning more about the mentorships I offer: https://www.laurinovak.com/see/

Embracing the fall season through photography

September 29th, 2019

Embracing the fall season through photography

I don’t know about you, but fall is one of my favorite seasons. Why? It’s finally cooling off, there are more colors in the world and the air becomes more crisp and fresh.

What does this mean as a photographer?


Read more: https://photofocus.com/photography/embracing-the-fall-season-through-photography/

Why deleting images in camera is a bad idea

September 29th, 2019

Why deleting images in camera is a bad idea

Stop! Don’t press that garbage can icon!

I’ve witnessed this many times while out taking photographs with people. They quickly click through images using the screen on their camera and start deleting away. It makes me cringe and I almost always give them a little bit of advice — you might want to wait to look at those on your larger screen.

Read more: https://photofocus.com/photography/why-deleting-images-in-camera-is-a-bad-idea/

Shooting on Auto - the good and the bad

August 23rd, 2019

Shooting on Auto - the good and the bad

We probably all do it at some point — we become lazy, we’re shooting something we don’t really care about, we’re just creating snapshots or for whatever reason, we turn the dial to Auto.

It has its place

Read more: https://photofocus.com/photography/photographing-on-auto-the-good-and-the-bad/

Seeing details in the bigger picture

August 12th, 2019

Seeing details in the bigger picture

I recently went to a fan event at Guaranteed Rate Field (still Comiskey Park to me), home of the Chicago White Sox. I thought it would be a great opportunity to get some fun photos of the park without all people.

The big picture
Our first tendencies when we walk into a scene are to see the whole thing, the big picture.

Click the link to read more.

How writing can help your photography

August 11th, 2019

How writing can help your photography

About a year ago I started writing almost every morning and it’s helped my photography and my business. Below I explain how.

“The Artist Way”
“The Artist Way” is a book/workbook by Julia Cameron. It had been recommended to me by a fellow artist (or two). When I first got it I read through it just to get an idea of what it was about, what it could help me with and if it were something I would really invest any time into beyond just reading it. I will still go back and ‘do’ the exercises at some point but one of the first things she asks you to do is write what she calls Morning Pages.

Read more by clicking the link.

Thinking outside the box

January 31st, 2019

Thinking outside the box

Feeling creatively stuck? Here’s one way you can get the creative juices flowing again.

READ MORE...

Marketing fine art photography

January 31st, 2019

Marketing fine art photography

As a follow up to my last article on selling your work online, I wanted to share some ideas and ways to market your work once you have it online for sale. You’ve uploaded images for sale on a site or several sites that you decided worked for you. Now what? Well, this is not the "Field of Dreams."

READ MORE...

A practical guide to selling your photography online

January 19th, 2019

A practical guide to selling your photography online

Are you considering selling your photos online?

At some point, we likely all consider ways to create income from this photography obsession of ours. I mean, why not right? We have the images, there are plenty of options and opportunities out there to sell our work but finding the right avenue to do this can be time-consuming, confusing and overwhelming.

Read more...

Why do you take photos?

January 19th, 2019

Why do you take photos?

The subject of why we take photos comes up every so often and I’d like to share parts of a conversation I had with a fellow photographer the other day. The conversation got me thinking about the why of our photography. We all have a different why, but many of us have a difficult time describing that why. How would you describe your why?

There are millions of images out in the world. From the beautiful, technically perfect, amazing location and gorgeous model shots to the family snapshots and oh look, here’s what I had for lunch shots.

Read more...

 

Displaying: 1 - 10 of 19

  |  

Show All

  |

[1]

2 Next