Getting Ready For Spring

Getting Ready For A Spring Photo Shoot Originally posted April 2010  Shooting Small Spring is upon us. For some of you the season is already…

Auto Focus or Manual?

Where are most of the auto focus sensors in your camera’s viewfinder? They are located in the middle third to half of the viewfinder. Where…

Depth of Field and Plane of Focus

Selecting a proper f-stop to give the image proper depth of field is also dependent upon what your plane of focus is. Most DSLR’s are…

Exposure

Auto exposure modes and camera metering systems are programmed to give you an exposure that will is based upon18% reflective grey or middle grey. Point your…

Using The Tripod

Image stabilization or Vibration Reduction will never produce an image that is sharper than a camera mounted on a stable tripod. While the use of…

June 2011 Newsletter

Recently, I was in Chicago for the third annual “Art of Seeing ” workshop. We had beautiful light and weather. We started our workshop at the Calumet…

Importance of Good Camera Technique

You can find yourself in the most awe inspiring setting. You can compose an incredible composition. Yet if your camera technique sucks then so will…

Environmental Portraiture

Environmental Portraiture A photographic portrait can say a lot about a person. A Landscape photograph can say a lot about a place. Put them together…

July 2009 Newsletter

Change is the only constant in life. Those of you who know me and know ColdSnap may not readily think of portrait photography when you…

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Places To Photograph:  Lake Superior Provincial Park. Lake Superior Provincial Park is located in Ontario Canada, on the east end of Lake Superior. The park is…

Understanding Color

Understanding Color; the key to fine art printing. While I can teach most people the computer fundamentals of digital fine art printing in about 3…

November 2009 Newsletter

Tomorrow is a time for reflection on the things we have to be thankful for. This year I have many: My business has expanded and…
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