Photo Tips Articles

#PhotoTips: Compress the Space Between Repetitive Elements in Your Frame

Use the telephoto end of your zoom lens to compress the space in between elements to emphasize the repetition and to isolate your subjects. In smartphone cameras, use the portrait lens or telephoto lens if available.⁠ That's the technique that I used in this portrait...

Black and White Headshots and Portraits in Antigua Guatemala

How about some headshots in black and white in Antigua Guatemala? Is that even possible in such a colorful and enchanting destination? As I explained in the previous post, if you find a monochromatic environment, a black and white photograph is quite possible. That's...

#PhotoTips: When to Use Black and White in Your Photography

During a recent photo walk I was leading in Antigua Guatemala, I decided to shoot a portrait in black and white to show the suggested framing for this fantastic instagrammable spot.   When I showed it the group, one of the photography enthusiasts asked me when to know...

#PhotoTips: How to Use a Fisheye Lens for Travel and Street Photography

A fisheye lens is perfect for narrow streets and pathways such as the one found in Barrio San Blas. In fact, if positioned correctly, one can even include two merging pathways.  As I have been saying for a while now, I'm finding so many creative ways to use a...