Pic of the Month: June ‘10

Pic of the Month: June ‘10
Stick Out   Did you have a hard time guessing what this picture was? Most of the time, unusual things look unusual because the circumstances that lie behind them are not known or understood. The other day, Daniel, Robert and I visited the Brookfield Zoo, just a hop, skip and a jump from where we work here in... Read More »

Make an Impact!

Make an Impact!
Photography is much more than taking pictures. Photography is an avenue of impacting the lives of people! What stirring testimonies can you share with others from your adventurous escapades in the field? What captivating stories can you whip out at the spur of the moment to inspire a spellbound audience to make... Read More »

Have you heard of SquareTrade?

I hadn’t either, until recently. From a trusted source, www.squaretrade.com was recommended to me as an inexpensive, reliable, and customer friendly location to purchase warranties for just about all electronics, including cameras, lenses and related accessories. Before I buy into it, however, I’d like to hear from... Read More »

Portrait Lens Q&A

Portrait Lens Q&A
  “I was wondering what your thoughts were on what kind of lens would make a good portrait lens. I am not looking to spend a lot of money. If the lenses I have now will do just as good as something that I would buy inexpensively, then I would not really want to buy anything else. I currently have the standard... Read More »

Lighting Q&A – Part 2

Lighting Q&A – Part 2
Continued from Part 1 . . . But the 180 didn’t come over night. There are a lot of things to consider when using a speedlight. Bounce flash only works on white, or light colored walls. I was caving in Tennessee not too long after getting the flash, and figured I could get some cool, directional lighting... Read More »

Lighting Q&A – Part 1

Lighting Q&A – Part 1
“Hi! I happened on your site by chance and have a question for you. I’m also starting out in photography (I have a Canon Rebel) and am having trouble with the lighting when I take pictures indoors. All of your pictures are beautiful  in the indoor shots, the lighting is great, how do you do it?” – Kelli Hey... Read More »

Is it Worth it?

Do you ever wonder if all the time you’re putting into learning photography will ever be worth it? I have felt this way many times. As I live to make every moment count, I sometimes find it difficult to keep learning and taking pictures if there are no immediate results. But now, my perspective has totally changed.... Read More »

Conference Variables

Conference Variables
Have you ever played the card game, Set? Color, texture, shape and number; to match, each element must either be identical or completely different. After the 2010 Regional ATI Conference in Nashville, I do not hesitate to say that effective photojournalism can be a lot like matching a set where each element is... Read More »

Picture Request: Our Design

Here at IBLP, Mr. Gothard has finished writing yet another book. Now we are looking for pictures, pictures you very well might be able to supply us with. If you are interested in expanding your ministry in photography and possibly having your pictures published, read on! Title: Our Design, by Bill Gothard Submission... Read More »

Let Me Tell You a Story: Communicaton

Let Me Tell You a Story: Communicaton
I thought I had it down to a science. After all, I’d covered many ATI Conferences now, and this was my third time in Nashville. It would be simple to cover the photojournalistic needs of this conference, right? Well, not exactly simple. Perhaps I got the first level down to a science, but there sure are a whole lot... Read More »

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