Photo Education
Check out some of my articles to help get you started using your camera. Or if you're looking for personalized, one-on-one help, I can do that too!

Articles to get you started

As managing editor of Photofocus, I regularly write about photography. Below are a few beginner articles to help you learn your camera as well as various photography techniques.

You’ve got a camera. Now what?

Get started with your camera and understand some of the basic principles that photographers rely on everyday.

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The difference between fixed and variable aperture

Lenses with variable apertures mean that the aperture changes based on your focal length, whereas lenses with fixed apertures stay constant.

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How back button focusing changed my photography

Back button focusing changes everything. By using the AF-ON button on the back of your camera, you can focus with ease.

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A for Aperture Priority

Photographing in Manual mode is often preferred by professionals. But this can be difficult to learn, which is why Aperture Priority mode can be so appealing.

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The basics of creating a long exposure

I had always been in awe of seeing the water look like glass. And once I learned the basics of creating a long exposure, I never stopped.

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Photography lessons and workshops

Want some one-on-one help? I offer individualized photography lessons to help you learn how to become a better photographer. Here are a few things I can help with.

If you’re interested in learning more and booking a session, please contact me using the form below.

Photography 101

Confused by your camera’s manual? Understand the difference between aperture, shutter speed and ISO while learning best practices in composition. This is a one-on-one class at the location of your choosing.

Olympus Cameras

Learn the ins and outs of your Olympus camera, including cool features like Pro Capture, Live Composite and more. Practice hands-on and get answers to your burning questions as you go along!

Personalized Photowalks

Have a specific type of photography you’re interested in? This educational photowalk features instruction and hands-on learning in a small group, followed by an in-person critique session.

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