Believe me, I’ve been asking myself the same question. Because I don’t want to ever spend two years on a photography course again! That’s ridiculous. (more…)
As I wrote recently, I’m taking a video course by Mike Kelley called Where Art Meets Architecture.
You can see my first attempts at photographing an interior, and how it went right (and wrong) in the video above.
This is possibly the best photography course I’ve ever seen. (more…)
As I vacationed with my family in Hawaii last week, I was testing a new, compact mirrorless camera as an alternative to carrying a heavy DSLR.
If you’re anything like me, lugging around a big camera, plus lenses, on a pleasure trip has become so burdensome that I often end up just leaving it at home and doing without a camera entirely. Which, for a photographer, is a tragic sign that something needs to change. (more…)
I keep an ever-growing list of my favorite books on my Resources page for you, and a new book has just claimed the top spot:
Heisler is arguably the greatest living portrait photographer.
And as if that weren’t accomplishment enough, he has now written what may be the best book on photography that I’ve ever read.
It’s a perfect blend of left-brain and right-brain, art and technique. (more…)
In the past I’ve raved about their excellent Odin and Strato flash triggers, and now I’m here to sing the praises of their latest innovation in third-party flashes for Canon and Nikon (with Sony coming soon).
It may seem a bit of a stretch to describe a new third-party flash as “important” but I’m going to tell you why I think the Phottix Mitros and Mitros+ flashes are groundbreaking and why they may help level the photography playing field. (more…)
I love seeing students of mine become highly successful photographers, so here’s a story I just had to share with you.
I got an email a few weeks ago from a former customer who wrote:
“This is Christopher Descano. About a year and a half ago I purchased your portrait course online. I have taken your advice and teaching to heart and I have slowly progressed to the number one headshot photographer in Philadelphia.”
I immediately thought: A year and a half to go from novice to the number-one headshot photographer in a big city? That’s impossible! (Turns out it took him closer to three years. But still…)
Then I took a look at his website. Wow! Now I believe it. He is doing great work!
It always thrills me (and humbles me) to see a former “student” doing better work than I have ever done. Not only are his headshots absolutely top-notch, we can all learn a lot from the way he is running his business.
I wrote him back to see if I could share his story with you. Here is what he had to say: (more…)
If you own my Lightroom Made Easy online course, I have already updated it with four new videos covering the four biggest new features (described below). Simply log in to your course on my training website, and you’ll find the new LR5 videos waiting for you.
For those of you trying to decide whether to upgrade to Lightroom 5, here’s a quick look at the key new features. (more…)
I’ve barely begun the course, so I still have a long way to go. But this is already a ton of fun!
You can still sign up for half-price during the pre-release invitation-only offer for my subscribers.
Here’s how I created this monstrosity. (more…)