Hints, Tips and Chat October 4, 2011

Hints and Tips

Points to remember covering events, whether its a social, association, corporate, or sports:

  • Capture the details
  • Keep your eye on the action
  • Back away, don’t turn away
  • Watch for reaction from others watching the action
  • Capture emotion
  •  Have the right lens on the camera for the shot
  • Anticipate the action
  • Be prepared


Over the last ten years, I’ve noticed a great decline in print orders. I believe that we’ve grown accostumed to viewing images on our computer screens, the backs of our cameras, and, of course, our smartphones. While the images are very sharp and the composition clear to see, something is missing: the texture of the paper or canvas; the depth of tones; and the pleasure it brings on the wall or in an album.

What is worrisome is the potential decline in high quality prints and how that may effect the professional labs that produce those prints. As new technologies are implemented, old ones are retired. Who ever thought film would not be the means to record images, certainly not Kodak.

A plug for a lab I use. Pilot Imaging in Rockville, MD is a great professional lab and deserves our support and business. Their work is highly regarded by the professional photographers community. Consider having a great print made for your wall.


“A portrait photographer depends upon another person to complete his picture. The subject imagined, which in a sense is me, must be discovered in someone else willing to take part in a fiction he cannot possibly know about.”

Richard Avedon

Picture of the Week

Woman on bridge, canal in Venice

About bbcppcr

I am a professional photographer specializing in portraiture and special events. I am the currrent president of the Professional Photographers Society of Greater Washington. I am a member of PPA, PCMA, SEP, IEAA and PMPI.
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