See! Chicago photo tour – the people

See! Chicago photo tour – the people

Back in September, I ran my very first See! photo tour. This is something I’ve been planning and working on for quite some time. I finally felt ready enough to make it happen this year.

I just wanted to share the group of photographers who came to Chicago to do this with me. We had so much fun and I am so grateful for them being my first tour clients.

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Photographing fall leaves with your macro lens outdoors

Photographing fall leaves with your macro lens outdoors

In my last article, I talked about and showed you some ways to photograph macro fall leaves indoors. This time I’d like to go outside and play with the macro lens and leaves.

You can’t replace the feeling of actually heading out with your camera on a crisp, blue sky fall day. Here are a few tips and things to be on the lookout for when you’re hiking your favorite trail. read more…

Touring London – Day 1

Touring London – Day 1

It was a quick trip to tour London for sure but our main reasons for going were three-fold. 1) Attend the Chicago Bears game at Tottenham Spurs stadium. 2) Catch up with good friends. 3) Catch up with friends from my Arctic trip. read more…

Why deleting images in camera is a bad idea

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.

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Stop comparing your photography to others

Stop comparing your photography to others

It’s hard not to compare our work with everyone else’s. We see it every day on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. We can’t seem to ignore it or look away. The thing is, it’s not really helping you or moving you forward.

I’m not good enough

Comparing ourselves and our work to others only contributes to our own insecurities, read more…

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