Grass Roots

It’s an interesting family portrait on the cover of Grass Roots magazine. The colouring, lighting and, I guess, the overall style of the image harks back to the 1950s. I can see that the photographer has used a direct, on-camera flash as a fill on the people. The background tree and the blue sky have been rendered fairly dark, using a short shutter speed. The post processing is also interesting. It almost seems like the photographer has deliberately gone for the retro look.

Well done for the photographer whoever he/she is!

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How much should photographers charge in 2015?

It’s been a rough decade and a half for photographers. Digital technology dramatically changed the photography industry in the early part of the century. I find it amazing how many professionals quit the business because of the digital revolution. For most, it was an unwillingness to change.

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On The Road: Problem Solving 101: When Running The Obstacle Course Is The Only Way To Get The Shot

Here are some of the questions I asked myself on the way to taking some of the photos you see accompanying this column: How am I going to find a father and son trekking through snow? How long is this fog going to last? Police tape? What’s police tape doing here? Is this rain ever going to stop?

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The Future of Photography Websites – Understanding and Adapting to Trends

Right off the bat, this is not an article about what background colors to use, what plugins to install, or other shallow web design fashion trends. Focusing blindly on bells and whistles (flat design, parallax scrolling, full-width page layouts) won’t actually make your photo website better.

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