Pro-Tips

Professional tips and tricks for photography and cinematography

The Fog of DAM

Any digital asset management solution you choose is only as good as the work you put into it. Here are some pro-tips to help you navigate the potentially difficult road.

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Breaking The Rules

Photography is full of many rules.  Learn when and how to break them in order to grow.  Throughout my career, many people have asked me for tips and tricks on how to become a better photographer.

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ISO vs. I.S.O.

Recently a photographer friend of mine was talking shop with me and she referred to the camera ISO as, “Izzo.”  I had heard the debate between the two pronunciations of Eye Ess Oh versus Eye So, but I had never before heard Izzo.  I soon realized that I didn’t know which way it was supposed to be and so I decided to do a little research.

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Off-Camera Lighting For Events

Pro-Tip: Use a second speedlight in slave mode to help fight the ugliness of on-camera flash lighting during event photography. Position the speedlight within striking distance of where you will be shooting and don’t be afraid to move it if the light is in the wrong spot. Use your on-camera light to control the slaved speedlight.

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Location Scouting in Chicago

There are lots of interesting places in and around Chicago to take photos, but it’s difficult to keep track of them all. This is my Google-Maps enabled Location Scouting of Chicago. I will be adding to this over time. So check back often. Where possible, I have set the map to show the First-Person View of the location so that you can get an idea of the space.

I’ve divided these locations into separate pages.  Click on the page number at the bottom of the page to see more.

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