Sharpen Your Skills!

Photography is a vast, complex discipline.  It takes a long time to learn and master the many aspects of photography.  For the intermediate and aspiring professional photographer, identifying skills you need to work on can  be a difficult task in … [Read more...]

Balancing Exposure With Flash

A couple of weeks ago we talked about techniques for shooting in the bright sunlight.  This week we'll discuss a flash technique that can help you balance the exposure of your subject and your background when you're photographing a subject that is … [Read more...]

Watch Your Backgrounds!

One of the challenges of on-location photography can be finding good locations with clean, appealing backgrounds.  Sometimes you will have to settle for the location you're in, even if it's a bad one.  This week we'll talk about a couple of … [Read more...]

Digital Cameras With Built-In WiFi?

Have you heard of Samsung’s new camera that has built-in WiFi?  It’s called the SH100, and there’s a great, comprehensive review on it here (Article Link). Also on the built-in WiFi front, there’s a memory card from Eye-Fi ( that has … [Read more...]

Photography In The Bright Sun

We've all been there.  A photo shoot in the bright sun.  Mid-day light is horrific and about as subtle and lovely as a garbage truck.  It's best to avoid it at all costs, but there are times when you have no choice. Here's a quick study of a couple … [Read more...]

Mixed Lighting

Ever take a picture you’re so proud of--you just nail it in every way--but when you try to get the color right in post-production you can’t get it to work?  Could be a problem with mixed lighting.  Photographing a subject in mixed lighting is a very … [Read more...]

5 Random Photography Tips

I think we can all agree that lists are fantastic.  You know what else is fantastic?  Photography tips.  This week, we are combining both of these fantastic things into a fast, fantastic list of photography tips.  Exciting, right!? Here we go: 1. … [Read more...]

Save Money By Shooting RAW Instead Of JPEG!

One of the most common excuses reasons we hear from people not wanting to switch from shooting JPEG to shooting RAW is that it’s cheaper to shoot JPEG because JPEGs are smaller than RAW files and therefore you can fit more images on a memory … [Read more...]

3 Important Things That Bear Repeating

Here at PWD Labs there are a few subjects that come up all the time that are so important that they bear repeating.  This blog is dedicated to the three top most important things we think every photographer needs to do. 1. CALIBRATE YOUR MONITOR: … [Read more...]

The Lytro Camera

The big news in the photography industry for the last week or so is the Lytro Camera.  Haven’t heard of it?  It’s a camera that focuses after you’ve taken the picture.  Here’s a link to a Google search for articles on it.  I’ll wait here while you … [Read more...]