At My Home photo contest winners announced

Grind by Kevin Barnett It wasn’t an easy decision but the votes are in and we have the winners in DIYPhotography.net’s At My Home photo contest! Three runners-up and one grand prize winner will be receiving their copy of the…

a peek at Monday’s video

Monday’s video is a chance to have some fun, a break from the the business of photography. I’ll show you how I make my favorite pinhole camera, a little gem constructed from $10 in crafts store parts that shoots 35mm…

tech: update to RAW vs. JPEG

Full-sized images have been added to the previous post so you can better compare RAW vs. JPEG. Now if you click on one of the small photos a full-sized image will open in a new browser window (except for the…

DIY lighting video preview (one background, four different looks)

A sneak peek at Monday’s upcoming video: these photos were all shot using two cheap clamp lights on the exact same grey background. No colored gels were used and no color retouching has been done to the photos (these pics…

post #46: getting bigger and better

Bigger It’s been a great week here, lots of new visitors and over 10,000 hits in one day for one of the DIY lighting videos. I’m just amazed at all the cool information that can be shared on the internet…

creativity should never sleep

To all the professional photographers too busy to shoot personal work, I hope you can find time in 2008. While there are sometimes hot and cold periods, I’m always shooting something. I’ve found it important to surround myself with other…

5 favorite photo websites

There are a whole bunch of websites showing great images but this is what feeds my RSS daily and keeps me informed about the photo industry and the business of photography. Lots of great information here…in no particular order: Microstock…

what motivates you as a photographer?

At some point in my career, after I had begun to master some of the technical aspects of the medium and had seen my work published in a few places, there came a bit of a road block. It happens…