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As the studio manager of Batdorff Photography, one of my many jobs is answering the phone and talking to aspiring photographers. I take lots of calls from people who are at various points in their journey with photography, but a gentleman that I … [Read more]
Do you ever wonder what drew you to photograph a particular image? I'm not a big believer in taking photographs only for the sake of my "portfolio." Instead, I find myself cataloging moments that make me pause, take note, evaluate, or often just … [Read more]
New York City street photography is some of my favorite photography. This past weekend Staci and I made a quick trip to NYC to visit with a friend and gather images for my new book Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots. I’m … [Read more]
Chicago winters can be down right dreary, but it's on those days that I love wandering the city with my camera in tow. This year I promised myself I wouldn't leave the house without my camera. All too often we take our surroundings for … [Read more]
My search for the perfect tripod has been a long and arduous journey. The truth is I’m not a big fan of using tripods because I feel they interfere with my creative flow. However, the thing about tripods is they’re like shopping for a good set of … [Read more]
I receive emails all the time from readers looking for photo critiques. People are often just looking for an opinion beyond that of family members and friends. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, sometimes we just want to know if any of those … [Read more]