PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE I GIVE EVERY TIME

I’m a firm believer that anyone can improve their photography. Over the years I have worked with aspiring photographers who have gone on to become full-time pros. I’ve also worked with beginners who just want to improve their photos for themselves.

YOU DON’T TAKE A PHOTOGRAPHY, YOU MAKE IT

Some of my best images that I’ve shot over the last 30 years have been complete flukes. I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

The problem with taking photos is you are at the mercy of the photo Gods, and while there is no doubt you will take several striking images in your lifetime, the results are inconsistent.

That’s why the best photographers in the world don’t just take photos they make photos. These photographers do not rely on luck, they carefully plan every detail of the image and make it happen.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
ANSEL ADAMS

A beautiful portrait is more than just taking an image of someone. The best portrait photographers in the world will work with their model to pose and motivate them. They bring energy and life into a shot. Without these qualities, the image is merely a snapshot.